Community Initiative for Sustainable Environment and Gender Development (CISEGD)
Community Initiative for Sustainable Environment and Gender Development (CISEGD) is a Community based nonprofit organisation working to improve lives, reduce poverty and empower rural poor people in Cameroon without exerting too much pressure on the environment. The organisation was created by a group of people who care about the social, economic and ecological wellbeing of the underprivileged and marginalised people of Cameroon, and are committed to look for sustainable solutions to environmental and gender problems in Cameroon. CISEGD works locally and thinks globally, integrating men and women, young or old, rich or poor weak or strong, able or disable in solving environmental, problems in Cameroon specifically in the North West Region of Cameroon.
CISEGD’s mission is to fight poverty and build an environmentally healthy, safe and just society where everyone can unlock his or her potential and live in harmony with nature while enhancing their available local natural resources to become self-reliant and sustainable.
Tree yam planting to improve on soil conservation and increase Yam production for Rural women of Batibo Cameroon: Rural women farmers of Batibo are the main beneficiaries of the project. The goal of the project is to improve on soil conservation and increase Yam production for 100 selected rural women farmers of Batibo Cameroon within a project period of 12months. The project will provide a sustainable long-term solution to the threat of rapid devastating degradation of agricultural and forest landscapes, declining Yams yields, extreme poverty and climate change that have plagued these communities over the years. The project will sensitize and train 100 selected beneficiaries in workshops on agro-forestry and Yam Production techniques. Establish 2 pilot agro-forestry tree nurseries of 10,000 trees and two hectare of Yam demonstration farm in 2 villages to practically educate beneficiaries during the project period of 12moths. The project will plant 20,000 Yam sets and 10,000 Agroforestry trees to grow harmoniously with yams in 2 selected villages of Batibo Cameroon.