Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Meg Wah (My Earth)

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Agroforestry
Region: Africa
Country: Cameroon
According to the U.N. FAO, 42.1% of Cameroon is forested. Of these forest cover, 1% is lost annually. The main cause of the lost is population increase and over dependency on natural resources for survival. There has been unsustainable exploitation of these resources which is causing significant environmental degradation. Local community members who live close to these resources are found to suffer the most when degradation occurs because they depend solely on these resources for their lives and livelihoods. Meg Wah wants to see a Cameroon where humans live in harmony with nature by empowering youths to become environmental ambassadors and enabling communities to solve problems themselves, through a variety of engagement, policy changes and restoration activities. What we do. -Reducing the alarming Deforestation rate in Cameroon in particular and the entire Congo Basin Forest in general using the Ecosystem and community based approaches, Agroforestry, Afforestation, Re-afforestation and Permaculture. -Raising young Environmental Ambassadors that will champion the course for a safer and greener planet earth through: Eco-Camp, community Orchards for Kids by Kids, Out Door Environmental Education. -Promote Organic Agriculture through the use of indigenous seeds and by harnessing and promoting local and scientific farming methods that enhances environmental sustainability and food production . -Work with communities experiencing water shortages to make water accessible and available to all. -Advocate for sustainable Environmental policies through multi stakeholder involvement. -Train youth leaders that can efficiently and effectively work for environmental and social change in their various communities.