Session 6.6 from a field demo plot to an integrated resource centre, cameroon
From a field demonstration plot to an
Integrated Resource and Agricultural Tourism
The case of Twantoh Mixed Farming Common Initiative
Group (MIFACIG) BELO-NWR-CAMEROON
Problems affecting yields resulting
from poor soil fertility
Inadequate information and
techniques to improve on the situation
Absence of livelihood activities to act
as a driving force to motivation.
demonstrate the potentials for
transforming a diversified agroforestry
demonstration plot into a resource center
to act as a relay organisation to foster the
training of farmers, extension agents and
students in adoption of agroforestry
technologies, and practices.
Emmanuel KUH from 1993...
Graduate of Agric School
Owner of a home garden and ‘small’ tree nursery
Self employed member of a nameless group of six
HOW DID WE GO ABOUT IT?
Adequate production infrastructure
Plant production units
Modern DISPLAY FOR PLANTS HOUSE UNDER
Non mist propagator
with 50 cuttings
Giant propagators for rehabilitation of plant marcots
HOW DID WE GO ABOUT IT?
Adequate training and lodging facilities
Guest house with hall-farmer-to-farmer approach
single and double Multi-strata demonstration plot
Suit with a living room
incorporated with a medicinal
Outdoor classrooms for small training groups and
canteen for refreshment.
Creation of satellite nurseries/diversifying production
With production capacity of more than 10 000
plants of marcots and grafted plants
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
• Lifetime magazine award
Dr. Ebenezer Asaah
presenting Award to
Emmanuel Kuh (in white)
• Farmers’ needs and constraints
• Inadequate capital,
Redundancy in the adoption of modern bee
• Inefficient marketing strategies and processing
• Absence of a strong marketing network lurks in
the honey business
Insufficient income: not enough to provide free
trainings to farmers and to compensate the staff
Insufficient material to provide proper training
and pedagogic tools for trainers.
Insufficient means of communication and
distribution of services in far off communities.
Such scheme is not solely dependent on money.
Commitment, honesty and vision focused are guiding principle to a
Nowadays, farmers capitalise on financial aspect of community
projects and rely on external inputs with little or no internal inputs.
Nonetheless, the financial aspect facilitates the realisation of a
Multiplier effect demonstrated by dedication with little financial
support at the initial stage shows that MIFACIG resource centre
can do better with more support from scaling up partners.
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION