KUDOC’s multi-stakeholder Agriculture approach seeks to empower smallholder farmers to put them at the center of policies for efficient farming and farm management, food security and secure livelihoods. To achieve this, we are working on the following topics:
Making the right investment and policy choices on organic and environmentally friendly Agriculture.
1. We want to develop awareness and debate about the livelihood impacts and economic viability of intensive farming schemes. This has particular relevance to how food security is being addressed in Cameroon’s variable climate.
2. Empowering smallholders across the agricultural value chain
We want to increase support to smallholder farmers in existing large-scale irrigation schemes to improve agricultural practice and productivity sustainably. This includes the sharing and adopting of innovative practices.
3. Strengthening governance and sharing the benefits
We want to improve the governance systems around current and future dam-fed irrigation systems. This would ensure that water, land, and economic benefits are shared equitably and conflicts are reduced. We want to ensure that women are able to play a greater role in shaping agricultural policies and processes. This also means providing women smallholders with access to secure land tenure and the resources and support necessary to improve their livelihoods.