When the rains do not come

Climate change is really a scourge that the entire world must put hands together to fight. In times past in Cameroon, it was common knowledge that the rainy season begins in mid March and end in early October. Usually, farmers planted their crops in mid March. However, in recent years, the situation has changed drastically. Farmers and even agriculture officials do not know when to start planting. Even those involved in vegetable gardening are having it very hard. Seeds are nursed in anticipation of the season or dry season as the case may be, but the situation changes and forces the farmers to look for alternative means to keep their gardens wet.

They have to go long distances to fetch water to be used in watering their farms. The farmer’s economic situation is poor, thus making it difficult for him to acquire machines that can pump the water into the farm. Sometimes the community has to be mobilized to assist a farmer water his farm, against some of the harvest when the time comes. And if the watering is not properly done, the yields will be poor and the farmer unable to satisfy those who helped him and then still have some for sale.

SIRDEP is looking for partners to support her initiatives in the mitigation of climate change or to assist some of these very needy farmers with water pumps and sprayers to help change the situation found the pictures below.Image

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About SIRDEP
The Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) is non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization in Cameroon head quartered in Bamenda. SIRDEP has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced agronomists, agro-economists, livestock technicians, rural engineers, and natural resource management experts who work together to foster positive, sustainable development. SIRDEP was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest indigenous NGOs in the North West Region of Cameroon.

One Response to When the rains do not come

  1. kwei philemon says:

    Good morning to you all entire crew .am glad to hear from public and see again the wonderful job you offer in some localities of Cameroon .i appreciate the work since it increases standards of living for some cameroonins ,indirectly creating jobs and promoting livestock sector in our country .a beneficiary testify to me and i fell impress about sirdep .wish you a splendid weekend .
    kind regards
    kwei philemon.

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