Within the context of the project styled “Strengthening rural women’s livelihood for a sustainable economic development in the production of maize in Kedjom Keku”, sponsored with seed funds from The Pollinations Project, YOCOFOBA Cameroon had a two days training workshop with rural maize producers in Kedjom Keku.
Date: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July 2020
Some 40 women from the KOFACIG farmers group Kedjom Keku were trilled on sustainable techniques of maize production, marketing and basic record keeping. The training had 3 principal components basically on the techniques of maize production, marketing and record keeping. At the close of the training, each participant was supported with 4Kg of improve (Acid Tolerant Population) ATP maize seed and 112Kg of organic fertilizer (2 bags of manure) for the production of maize in a total surface area of 8Ha of land.
The training on effective maize production was facilitated by a senior agricultural technician, Mrs Atim Linda. This training took place at the KOFACIG meetinghouse in Kedjom Keku and supervision was by a staff of the Sub Divisional Delegation of Agriculture and Rural Development (SDDARD) Tubah, a project partner.
The first two project objectives have thus far been realized and they include:
- Train 40 rural women from KOFACIG on improved sustainable agricultural practices in maize production by March 2019,
- Provide 160Kg of improve ATP maize seed and 4,500Kg organic fertilizer to 40 rural women of the KOFACIG in March 2019,
YOCOFOBA Cameroon due to the exigencies of the times resorted to local resource mobilization to additionally train on COVID-19 and shared preventive kids. The Honorable Member of Parliament for Bafut/Tubah constituency; Agho Oliver supported the program with material to fight covid-19. To this end, participants at the work shop were trained on preventive measures of covid-19 by Chantal Akumbom and each participant received 2 face masks and ½ litre of locally produced hand sanitizer.
Field follow-up visits to ensure proper production techniques of maize during the second farming season were executed by MBIFI Valentine MBIFI; YOCOFOBA’s President. He succeeded to visit 11 farms around the Kooh community of Kedjom Keku. The germination rate of the farm stood at over 94%. This project activity was reported live on VISION4, a private TV station in Cameroon and “Camraisenews” a logal blog.
The video version of the project is on youtube on the follwing address: