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Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon
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Rural voices of youth in enhancing Agriculture in Cameroon

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Presentation that looks at how to get the youth involved in Rural agriculture in Cameroon.

Presentation that looks at how to get the youth involved in Rural agriculture in Cameroon.

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  • Sustainability is the only way out for Agricultural development in Africa. How can a Government train Agricultural Technicians that it can't employ? Further more the Government goes ahead into another program forgetting about the old Technicians they graduated and gave them hope for tomorrow. How can such a disease be cure?
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  • 1. Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa By: NTIOKAM Divine, CR YPARD-Cameroon/ NGOUAMBE Nestor, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development/YPARD-Cameroon
  • 2. DEFINITION of Rural Youth/ Communities • Agricultural Research for Development(ARD) is a process through which marginalized youth in this case will study and apply in the field of farming to ensure proper output • About 70% of Food production in Cameroon is assure by small scale farmers where youths and women contribute to about 60% (Ngouambé, 2013)
  • 3. ARD Objectives : • Increasing scientific research; • Reduce youth unemployment; • Increase in output; • Reduce Poverty and Food insecurity; • Etc…
  • 4. ARD Contribution(1/2): ARD seeks to feed into the following processes and support the End Poverty Campaign : The national, regional and global consultations on the post-2015 agenda; The report of the UN Secretary General to the UN General Assembly; The UN General Assembly in September 2013;
  • 5. ARD Contribution (2/2) The intergovernmental process after the 2013 UN General Assembly. • ARD will last for the lifetime of the post-2015 consultation process …. • and will also develop an engaged constituency to build global accountability for the next development agenda.
  • 6. The MY World survey is being disseminated across the following channels (1/2): 1. ONLINE: - Through the interactive web platform www.ypard.net promoted through social media. - 02 languages available: 6 UN Languages, Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese, Korean, and Albanian. - Belarusian and Vietnamese work in progress.
  • 7. The MY World survey is being disseminated across the following channels (2/2): 2. OFFLINE: - Through a grassroots outreach campaign in partnership with CSOs, faith communities, youth groups, private sector organisations and YPARD country teams (35 members) 3. MOBILE: - Via SMS or IVR (free phone number) in partnership with mobile software developers and mobile network operators at a country level. ( Still to be launched
  • 8. ARD PARTNER / Membership OUTREACH ARD partner system has been set up for organisations , researchers, farmers to be able to register and join the ARD platform and have access to:  ARD tool kit to promote agriculture among young people in their communities;  Access to ARD discussion forum and blogs to share experiences in ARD;  Better understanding on how to Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger by 2015 and beyond;  Etc…
  • 9. ARD Priority Regions’ in Cameroon: ARD’s initial focused is in 10 regions to 85% of the country`s poorest people: 1. North West Region : Bamenda 2. West Region : Dschang 3. Littoral Region : Douala 4. East Region : Bertoua 5. Centre Region: Yaounde 6. Adamawa Region : Ngaoundere ,Banyo 7. South Region : Ebolowa 8. North Region : Garoua 9. South West Region : Buea,Limbe ,Muyuka, Kumba 10. Extreme North: Maroua
  • 10. ARD RESULTS TO DATE (1/3) 1. Online: Website www.ypard.net live in 02 languages (English and French) • Over 95 members from Cameroon • Over 5 registered partners (IRAD, Plan, UNDP, Energy Globe) • FB & Twitter account live and tweets by David Cameron, Queen Rania, Mo Ibrahim and Juanes • Website hosted/distributed by several organizations including: Scouts, WAGGS, GCAP, ODI, YouthMob Brazil, ONE Campaign, World Youth Alliance, ICMYO, Youth for Habitat, Nike Foundation
  • 11. ARD RESULTS TO DATE (2/3) • Keys partner already involve in: 1. IRAD: agricultural Research Institute, supporting youth’s Research project 2. Plan Cameroon, supporting minorities and sensitizing youth in environmental education (Plants-for-Planet) 3. UNDP, supporting Youth initiative 4. National Youth Council, for Youth concertation 5. Project for improving Agricultural Competivitiveness (PACA- MINADER), supporting rural youth Projects up to 60 000 US$
  • 12. ARD RESULTS TO DATE (3/3) 2. Mobile: ( Still to be launched) 3. Offline Survey: • North West Region : Bamenda • West Region : Dschang • Littoral Region : Douala • East Region : Bertoua • Centre Region: Yaounde • Adamawa Region : Ngaoundere ,Banyo • South Region : Ebolowa • North Region : Garoua • South West Region : Buea,Limbe ,Muyuka • Far North Region : Maroua
  • 13. Some Youth Acheivements (1/4) Food production for food security 1.In 2011-2012, 5 youth groups in west- Cameroon, have produced more than 250tons of maize and 3 500 000 eggs. 2. In 2011 in Douala,3 groups of young men successfully carried out a project for producing 600 pigs (landrace, large white)
  • 14. Some Youth Acheivements (2/4) • Rural Youth living in Mbalmayo, Douala and Akonolinga, are involve in the production of compost manure with households wasteto fertilize their crops
  • 15. Some Youth Acheivements (3/4) Existence of many youth’s innovative projects in Cameroon Cassawa processing project: - « Ekiliwidi cooperative » based in South-West, where 10 young women produce simultaneously 10 tons of gary and 2.5 tons os starches per week using artisanal materials - Youth innovationfor food security in Cameroon (GIC SAC) produced last year 1750 tons of gary (« Gary show »)
  • 16. Some Youth Acheivements (4/4) - 3300 packets Paste made with Cassawa (« Miondonini) 19500 botles of juice made With Cassawa (« gary light »)
  • 17. Some Youth Acheivements (5/5) • But these innovations needs a lot of support to spread out… • Modernized materials for their activities to be able to satisfy increasing demands • Technical and financial support are also need to help those rural youth to acheive their micro- projects
  • 18. ARD Statistics – Results from Regional Consultations(1/4) • Agriculture Research Institute accross all regions (50) • Various youg professionals engage in ARD activities (about 25 per region), • More than 36 school of agriculture under MINADER/MINEPIA supervision for youth,
  • 19. Mobilization of youth duing the regional consultation ARD Statistics – Results from Regional Consultations(2/4)
  • 20. ARD Statistics – Results from Regional Consultations(3/4) • Yaounde: 26 participants • Dschang: 10 participants • Bamenda: 14 participants • Bertoua: 10 participants • Douala: 35 Participants
  • 21. ARD Statistics – Results from Regional Consultations(4/4) • Information supposed to help the youths don’t always get to them • Dialogue platforms supposed to be for youths hardly even involve them. When they are involved, they are hardly given the opportunity to express themselves. • Youths who want to even work in agriculture are not motivated enough to enable them invest in their activities as would be the case. • Information about what others are doing for development in other countries are not well known or taken into consideration.
  • 22. ARD NEEDS YOU • YPARD is a key platform for ARD and has provided instrumental support to establish the discussion forum … • ……But more can be done. • Let’s continue engaging rural youth across the nation in enhancing ARD to enable their voices to be heard! • So, get involve by participating to YPARD, FARA, AFAAS, …. activities.
  • 23. THANK YOU!! Merci!! If agriculture is the engine for Africa food security, youths are the fuel to make it function well

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