ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD FOUNDATION (E2F) RENEWING ENVIRONMENTAL MINDFULNESSMAKE A DONATION
Environment and Food Foundation (E2F) uses four (5) main approaches to achieve her mission, they include: Environmental education, Advocacy, Research, closing the loop (recycling/valorization of marine liters/debris) and conservation projects.
Our environmental education campaigns introduces indigenous coastal people, youths, women, children, students to the environment (blue planet) in a way which develops understanding and appreciation. It also fosters their sensitivity to the environment (blue planet), put them in a global context and helps to develop citizens with an awareness of the need for sustainable use and management of the world's natural resources. Most importantly it helps them to have a blue mindset to live in harmony with our blue planet earth. Our environmental education and awareness raising campaigns aim to renew blue mindfulness among all the stakeholders involved.
Our trainings to raise young blue ambassadors, equips youths (both boys and girls) to be effective blue leaders. They work with us in their various coastal communities to protect and conserve the environment (blue planet). Each of the youth we empower has a desire to act as a blue ambassador in their respective communities. At E2F we raise Plastic Waste Ambassadors (PWA) who stands for zero plastic waste pollution in Cameroon, Africa and the world. We also raise blue women ambassadors who aid to raise the voices of women in environmental conservation and engage more women in environmental conservation. In general we raise blue ambassadors who are committed for a sustainable use and management of our blue planet natural ressources
Our community intervention programs are divided into two: Curative and preventive interventions
The curative intervention looks at deforestation, landscaping, watershed management, overfishing, desertification, land and water pollution, by working with affected communities to get into the root cause of the problem (s), identify the solution(s) and mobilize resources to solve the problem (s).Our daily activities here include;
At E2F with a team of more than 60 volunteers, we organize plastic waste cleanup events on regular bases in communities, landfills, rivers, streams, beaches, highly polluted with plastics waste. The plastics waste (PET, HDPE, LDPE) are picked up, weighed, registered, collected then transported to E2F storage facility for valorization.
At E2F we reuse the collected plastic waste bottles to construct eco-friendly products which include: Eco-benches, eco-chairs, eco-tables, bulb coverings and paving tiles (eco-bricks).
At E2F we do mangroves reforestation activities. This is either done by direct replanting of saplings and propagules in the degraded mangroves forest sites or by raising mangroves plants in the nursery for replanting. The mangroves species mostly replanted are Avecinia spp and Rhizophora spp.
Invasive aquatic weed (Salvinia molesta) is currently the most alarming threat in the lake Ossa, Cameroon. This invasive aquatic weed has spread more aggressively in the lake especially in the hot-spot of African Manatees the most charismatic species in lake. Presently the Salvinia plant has already occupied more than 60% of the total surface area of the lake. E2F organizes on a regular basis a participatory manual and mechanical removal of Salvinia molesta using hand nets, baskets, nets and WFO collection trawl respectively through the engagement of the indigenous coastal communities members especially the fishermen.
E2F introduces and/or strengthen existing low-cost, easily implementable, low-environmental-impact livelihood activities, supplying communities with either an alternative source of meat protein or an alternative form of income generation, thus decreasing people's dependency on wild meat , eliminate primary reliance on natural ressources and reducing pressures on our blue natural resources.
The waters (lakes, rivers, streams and oceans) in Cameroon are threatened by alarming rate of eutrophication, sedimentation and pollution. The pollution originates oaggegated plastics waste, organic waste, effluents and other toxic industrial waste which are dumped in the waters without treatment. At E2F we study and evaluate the physical, chemical, and biological parameters of the waters.
E2F does environmental education in indigenous schools and coastal communities among students, pupils, teachers, fishermen, farmers, traditional leaders, and others. At the level of local communities we educate and empower the local population on how to apply the Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (CBEMR) technique to restore and conserve our mangroves.
The preventive intervention focuses on the use of indigenous seeds, sustainable agriculture (organic farming) promotion of Agro-forestry and development of ecotourism. These agricultural and ecotourism methods are natural, retaining the plant nutrients, making the soil hard, preventing erosion, encouraging the growth of plants and conserves biodiversity rich nature. It at the same time contributes to the cycling of water and thus makes the ecosystem of the place much more alive. The new ecosystem full of live will prevent environmental degradation of any sort. Our daily activities here include:
At E2F we promote and develop agroforestry in local communities through: Organising trainings on trees nurseries, Construction of local plant nurseries, Monitoring of the native plants in the nurseries, Planting of the native plants in deforested areas, Monitoring and evaluation of the newly planted native plants.
Ecotourism is defined internationally as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improves the wellbeing of the local people".At E2F we promote and develop ecotourism in the nature parks and reserves in Cameroon. This is aim to combine wildlife (nature) conservation and communities wellbeing in and around these nature parks and reserves. Our main activities to promote ecotourism in these nature parks and reserves include: Touristic trips, Camping, Cultural dances, Trainings on agroforestry, Trainings on organic agriculture, Trainings on income generation activities and Trainings on craft production.
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Environment and Food Foundation (E2F) has a staff force that is made up of dynamic youths and old hands in the field. Its strength continues to grow both in number and quality daily
Douala, Littoral Region, Cameroon
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