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‘Permaculture the African way’ in Cameroon’s only eco-village

 IPS 10 August 2019

Joshua Konkankoh is a Cameroonian farmer with a vision – that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming. Though his project Better World Cameroon, Joshua now runs Cameroon’s first and only eco-village. “I call it ‘permaculture the African way’ because the concept was coined by scientists and we are adapting it to our old ways of farming and protecting the environment,” Joshua says. He believes such projects could make a huge difference to mitigating food crises and extreme poverty. (904 Words) - By Mbom Sixtus

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Scene from Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-village in Bafut in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, the country’s first and only eco-village which is based on the principle that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming. Credit: Mbom Sixtus/IPS

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Joshua Konkankoh, founder of Cameroon’s first and only eco-village, shows off some nitrogen-fixing trees.Credit: Mbom Sixtus/IPS


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