Forest and Agroforestry Promoters (FAP NGO)

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Forest and Agroforestry Promoters (FAP NGO) was legalized in 2004 with mission to promote sustainable management of natural resources for the benefit of all.


Organisation type

Nonprofit organisation

Country of Registration

Annual Budget

100 000 - 1 000 000 USD



SDG / Categories

Responsible Consumption & ProductionPartnerships for the GoalsLife on LandNo PovertyZero HungerClean Water & SanitationClimate ActionAffordable & Clean Energy

Field of Activities

Renewable Energy (promotion, education, installations)
Climate change (education, research, projects)
Agricultural and Rural Development
Women Empowerment
Poverty Alleviation

Organisation Laguage




Jaff Francis A


+237 677839843

Forest and Agroforestry Promoters ( FAP NGO) was created 2001 and legalised with the government of Cameroon on the 9th of March 2004 with reference number:  137/E31/067/SCAB.

FAP’s mission is to promote the sustainable management of the natural and wetland resources in the Western highlands of Cameroon

FAP’s Activities include:

1.      Carry out sustainable Agricultural and livestock practices, watershed/forest protection and management in Cameroon.

2.        Facilitation of dialogue processes between the multiple users of  natural resources; including Farmers grazers conflicts, farmer and farmer conflicts, villge and village conflicts on land.

3.        Carry out Economic empowerment activities and enterpreneurship for Women, Youth and other volnerable groups and facilitate their participation in natural resources management processes;

4.       Promote renewable energy through solar and wind energy in Cameroon

Specific problem and challenges addressed by FAP in her activities

-          Low family incomes.

-          Limited knowledge on enterpreneurship

-          Poor farming practices

-          Uncontrolled exploitation of forest/wetland resources

-          Low capacity of community members to generate income from their resources. (Poor management capacities)

-          Poor leadership within groups and communities.

-          Conflict over the use of wetland and other natural resources.

-          Fast depletion of natural resources due to unsustainable exploitation by rural communities. 

Approach to these problems

In order to address these problems, FAP uses gender-sensitive participatory approaches to build the capacities and empower poor community members technically. With this approach, FAP expects to achieve a more equitable access to and control over natural resources within the community and to reduce poverty and unemployment.

FAP focuses on the rural population of the Cameroon which constitutes 80% of the total population of the region. The reason for focusing on the rural population is because they depend on natural resources for most of their income generating activities (crop production, livestock rearing including beekeeping, exploitation of timber and non timber forest products). Because of their poor organization and poor management capacities, these resources are depleting thereby rendering them even poorer.

FAP NGO is a Member of the following professional bodies and Networks:

  •  Global Environment Facilities-CSO (GEF-CSO),
  •  Green Climate Fund (GCF),
  •  United Nation Convention to Combat desertification (UNCCD-CSO)
  •  International Analog Forestry Network and Cameroon Analog Forestry Network(IAF and CAFON)
  •  National Environmental stakeholder Network (NESCAM)
  • National Human Human Right CSO organisation Network, (RECHORD) Memberships through FAP NGO.
  • National Platform Agrosylvo Pastoral and forestry Professionals Producers organisation of Cameroon (PLANOPAC)