At end of Bridging the Gap project, MBOSCUDA, NOWEFOR Share Processes, Results with Stakeholders

The bridging the Gap project BTG launched in 2018 to use intercultural dialogue for the resolution of conflict between farmers and Grazers in the North West Region has recorded immense successes.

The Processes used and results of the project were presented to stakeholders selected from Across the North West Region.

Cross section of participants

The last decade recorded several farmers-grazers conflicts in North West Cameroon

Participants recommended that the government of Cameroon should demarcate grazing land away from farming so as to avoid any potential conflict

Governor Lele LAfrique

The workshop, opened by North West Governor, Adolphe Lele LAfrique, he called on the people of the North West to know that their cultural diversity is an asset and should unite them and make them prosperous

"Our cultural diversity must be an asset and not a liability to us" he told participants

Organised under the project: "Bridging the Gap, safeguarding peace and human rights through the promotion of intercultural dialogue in the North West Region of Cameroon, the Fon of Akum described how the project has helped him to understand better the Mbororos whom he has been living  together for more than five decades

"I have adviced Mbororo women to engage in crop cultivation instead of always buying. I'm pleased that they bought my idea and are beginning to do subsistence agriculture"

To Barrister Fon Robert, he saluted the project by noting that since it's inception, court cases involving farmers and Grazers have greatly dropped

 Speaker after speaker testified that there is increase cooperation between Mbororos and natives and the perception for each other has greatly changed thanks to the initiatives of MBOSCUDA, NOWEFOR and it's other partners.

In the North West of Cameroon that stands tall as the second producer of cattles in Cameroon after the Adamawa, 90% of the population is engaged in agriculture meanwhile 80% of the cattle produced is from Mbororos. To better ensure a peaceful living together, farming and grazing communities must bridge the gap

The project is funded by the European Union through United Purpose in the UK and implemented in the North West by the Mbororo Socila Cultural and Development Association (MBOSCUDA) and the Northwest Farmers Association (NOWEFOR)


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