Centre for Nursery Development and Eru Propagation (CENDEP)
WHO WE ARE
CENDEP is a grassroots organization created in 1999 with the goal of training local people in the domestication, sustainable production and marketing of non timber as well as agricultural products for their livelihood sustenance using as production guidelines the Analog Forestry methodology.
“To promote livelihoods and conservation through dialogue, participatory education, training and research”
Local people have the capacity and play a central role in creating and maintaining resilient ecosystems as well as fostering policies that promote their rights to water, food security and a clean, healthy and safe environment
Wild stocks of a number of non timber forest products (NTFPs) of economic, cultural and medicinal importance in Cameroon are currently threatened due to unsustainable and over exploitation in response to national and international market demands, poverty, ignorance and agricultural expansion.
Analog Forestry is an approach to ecological restoration which uses natural forests as guides to create ecologically stable and socio-economically productive landscapes. Analog Forestry is a complex and holistic form of silviculture, which minimizes external inputs, such as agrochemicals and fossil fuels.
LOBBY & ADVOCACY
At CENDEP, advocacy is never just about raising awareness about an issue, problem or situation. It is always about seeking to bring about change in the policies, practices, systems, structures, decisions and attitudes that cause poverty and injustice, so that they work for those who live in the situation.