Centre for Nursery Development and Eru Propagation

The Centre for Nursery Development and Eru Propagation, CENDEP is a grassroots organization created and legalized as a Common Initiative Group on the 19th of July 2000 with registration number: SW/GP/05/00/1913.
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Our Mission
The mission of CENDEP is to assist and/or train local people in the domestication, sustainable production and marketing of NTFPs and agricultural products of economic importance and in the sustainable management of natural resources.

Our Vision
The vision of CENDEP is to become a lead organization in Cameroon engaged in building capacities of grassroot organizations for the sustainable management of natural resources and in the production and marketing of non timber forest products and agricultural products of economic importance towards poverty alleviation.

Geographic Coverage and Target Groups
CENDEP’s activities in the next three years shall cover principally the Northwest and Southwest provinces of Cameroon. Specifically domestication of NTFPs and value chain development shall be carried out in the Mount Cameroon region and Support Zone of Korup National Park, Southwest Province and Bui Division in the Northwest Province while Analogue Forestry and cultivation of Jatropha for renewable energy and income diversification shall be carried out in Bui Division, Northwest Province. Sustainable agriculture shall be carried out in the two provinces.

CENDEP’s target groups include traditional rulers, local councils, Forest and Water Management Committees, farmers, pastoralists, women groups, youths and students. CENDEP also works with government services especially the Ministries in charge of agriculture and forestry.


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The well-being of more than half of the 1.2 billion people who live in poverty depends to a significant degree on the availability of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Such products are used to meet daily subsistence needs, making a significant contribution to food security, and also provide a valuable source of building materials and medicines.

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