POWERFUL ACTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF CAMEROON KADEY (PADK)
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Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Station (TARTS)
The backbone of PADK is the Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Station (TARTS). TARTS works to improve the economic self-sufficiency and health of the people of the Kadey. TARTS does this by:
- Promoting regenerative farming practices to increase the yields of current cash crops.
- Growing foods with the strongest biodiversity and disease prevention properties to improve community health.
- Teaching communities through demonstrations and workshops how to grow these foods so individuals can learn how to incorporate them into their daily lives and.
- Conducting research to support these activities.
Beginning in 2021 PADK pivoted to assisting area farmers become economically self-sufficient and to improve the overall health of the people of the Kadey. Towards this end, TARTS has secured the use of 2 hectares of land on the west side of the former Mount Cameroon Tobacco (MCT) site in Ngotto to use for demonstration crops and as a research station for Robusta café and Cacao.
To work with the residents of Kadey to promote improved self sufficiency and health and well-being in the region. We believe strongly in disseminating knowledge, Community driven action, and environmental sustainability. The abundance of the East Region belongs to the people, and we are optimistic in empowering the residents through their own determination.
The residents of Kadey have a strong desire to optimize their economic development without sacrificing the regions’ incredibly rich and diverse resources. Our vision is to bridge the highly dynamic forefront of Regenative Agriculture with the ambition and skills of the local residents.
We take a new approach towards development called Asset Based Community Development (ABCD). This framework is a powerful reseach based approach with data driven results. Fundamentally, it promotes development driven by the community rather than by outside agencies.
1. Study and better understand the villages
2. Identify priorities and motivate the communities to start small initiatives to resolve issues sustainably
3. Train 1000 local people on the ABCD approach before the end of the year 2020
4. Reinforce the capacities of women, girls and marginalized groups or minorities
ABCD & Entrepreneurship Trainings Conducted
Education Scholarships Awarded
Partnered with local schools for supplies
Women’s Groups Engaged & Activated
Wells Built, giving fresh water access to over 1,000 people
Bags of cement delivered
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