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From leaves to livelihoods: Villagers of Minwoho, Cameroon harvesting Okok

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Photographs by Ollivier Girard. For more stories from the Congo Basin visit: www.blog.cifor.org/congo

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From leaves to livelihoods: Villagers of Minwoho, Cameroon harvesting Okok

  1. 1. From leaves to livelihoodsVillagers  of  Minwoho,  Cameroon  harves4ng  Okok     Photographs  by  Ollivier  Girard  
  2. 2. Minwoho village chief Ngontsimi Onana with a popular forest product, Okok
  3. 3. Villager Rodrigue Ngotimi with okok seedling ready for planting.
  4. 4. Pauline Ugwono plants okok seedling  
  5. 5. Women harvest mature okok leaves
  6. 6. Women harvest mature okok leaves
  7. 7. Women harvest mature okok leaves
  8. 8. Rita Mendouga carries okok and bananas back from the forest
  9. 9. Women and children bring okok leaves to market
  10. 10. Women and children bring okok leaves to market
  11. 11. Women and children bring okok leaves to market
  12. 12. Okok leaves for sale
  13. 13. Woman prepares okok for cooking
  14. 14. Okok is cooked with palm oil and peanuts
  15. 15. Beatrice Ananga cooks a popular okok dish
  16. 16. To  read  CIFOR’s  research  on  Okok  (Gnetum  spp.)  click  on  the  below  links:    •  Regulatory  policies  and  Gnetum  spp.  in  Cameroon  •  Eru  Leaves  reduce  poverty  and  restore  damaged  forest  •  Empowering  women’s  capacity  for  improved  livelihoods  in   non-­‐4mber  forest  product  trade  in  Cameroon  •  Fact  Sheet:  Gnetum  spp  (Okok  or  Eru)       For  more  stories  from  the  Congo  Basin  visit:       www.blog.cifor.org/congo  

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