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27 July 2016

Banfeko Chief Integrates Agroforestry System Into Aquaculture

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Banfeko Chief Integrates Agroforestry System Into Aquaculture

The Traditional Ruler of Banfeko Village in the Haut-kam Division, Chief Wotcheu Guy, has incorporated the Agroforestry System into his fish farms in the Village.

This was disclosed during a Tree Transplanting Workshop organized recently by Trees Cameroon in this Division.

Chief Wotcheu said he has planted over 2000 acacia around his fish pond, which he will eventually use to feed the fish and other animals in his compound. The Traditional Ruler said the trees will also serve as a hedge (life fence) against strayed animals.

He said other species like Luceana have been planted around his compound to fight soil erosion and inundation. The Chief was particularly grateful to Trees Cameroon for introducing the project in his community

” I give a big thank to you for bringing the project to this area. I have learned a lot through your training programmes. For instance, I have knowledge of different farming systems like alley copping, life fence, contour faming and farm optimization, which would have forever remained a dream if you did not come to our area. All these will help me generate income for my family” Chief Wotcheu added.

Trees Cameroon Programme Coordinator for Littoral and West, Junie Chamdjou, appreciated the Chief’s initiative. She said more training programmes will be conceived for the communities. As far as tree planting in Littoral and West is concerned, the Project Coordinator indicated that over 40700 seedlings of Acacia and Lucean have been transplanted into 13 farms with more to be planted in the weeks ahead.