woman power: home to cameroon's sustainable farming movement
Check out Woman Power, an organization started by Cameroon locals Victor (above) and Betty Kubia.
NW Cameroon is a particularly hardworking agricultural region where 90% of the farmers are women and revolution is in the air.
In this region, a culture of chemical farming (imposed during the green revolution) has created a longstanding degenerative cycle for soil health and the nutritional quality of vegetables. As it stands, many women are obligated after so many years to purchase expensive, synthetic products to even get a yield. As one woman from the town of Bafut in NW Cameroon says: "the harvest I get is not enough to pay for the fertilizers and then feed my family of seven and also pay tuition and buy school materials for my children."
The Kubia's seek to build the Woman Power Training Center on their own land just outside of Bamenda City strategically close to the three villages of Bafut, Ndu, and Santa. Here nearly 600 women will have access to hands-on workshops on soil health, composting, crop rotation, cover cropping, fallow cultivation as well as many traditional methods. One such method is forming the crescent moon shaped beds that are ideal for handling some 400" of rain per month during the rainy season.
If you are interested in being a supporting member of this project you have two options!
- You may email Andrew at [email protected] to join their emailing campaign
- You may click HERE to learn more about Woman Power and then Donate at least $10 to support building a Woman Power Training Center for alternative agriculture.