Tayab Eco-Orchards

Enriching and preserving biodiversity through sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism
2011 SEED Award Winner Biodiversity Douala, Cameroon

Tayap Eco-Orchards (TEO) improves the living conditions of the rural population in Tayab through the promotion of organic agriculture and eco-tourism. The initiative contributes to the fight against deforestation and land degradation whilst creating new income generating activities. TEO produces a range of premium organic fruit (plantain, citrus fruits, cocoa) destined for local and international markets. Thanks to a unique system combining sustainable agriculture with eco-tourism, TEO will be able to keep its prices competitive whilst still adhering to the standards for fair trade products and organic farming. The initiative’s use of the Internet and mobile telephones to sell its products represents an innovative marketing strategy for the agricultural market. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

TEO improves the living conditions of the rural population in Tayab through the promotion of organic agriculture and eco-tourism. The initiative contributes to the fight against deforestation and land degradation.
  • Offering direct and indirect employment opportunities for women and young people and involving itself in their education and providing a source of long-term income for the community.
  • Improving the villagers’ general living conditions alongside infrastructure improvements (roads, water, power).
  • Helping to preserve the biodiversity of the region’s forests by developing eco-tourism and farming activities that respect the environment.
  • Promoting long-term and sustainable crop management and helping the local population to be aware of climate change and adaptation methods.

  • Supporting the local economy through new market opportunities, boosting revenues for producers and developing networks.
  • Investing 10% of profits in a fund for developing the community, supporting the creation of income-generating activities in organic farming and eco-tourism.

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Groupe d’Initiative Commune des Agriculteurs Professionnels du Cameroun (GIC AGRIPO) is the lead manager and beneficiary of the project.

Ingénieurs Sans Frontières Cameroun (ISF-C) Engineers Without Borders – Cameroon (EWB-C) provides technical support for the initiative’s agricultural activities.

Planète Urgence (PU) provides technical support for human resources training.

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