Agriculture and ForestryThe main stay for most of the population inAfrica and other developing countries isbased on agriculture. This sector is verymuch threatened by CC. The most vulnerableto the negative impacts of CC on agricultureare women, especially rural women, whomade up the largest agricultural population inAfrica.The forest is also an important source oflivelihood for many a population in Africa. CCalso threatens the forestry sector.Sustainable agriculture and forest conservationare therefore adaptive measures to CC.ADEID in its policy promotes sustainableagriculture and protection of the forest.ADEID’S anti erossive band for Soil consevertaion in West CameroonCDM-Carbon MarketThe CDM is a practical tool to achieve the targetsset by the COP3. This tool has resulted in anew commodity market-the Carbon market.Unfortunately the operation of this mechanismand the CO2 market is not understood, leastof all known, by actors in the developing countrieswho are nonetheless very important partnersin CDM projects and the resulting Carbontrading. ADEID intends to play an importantrole in such projects and carbon trading whileprotecting the interest of the rural poor. Thestrategy shall be through sensitisation on CDMand Carbon market; procuring benefits formthese instruments for the rural population.ADEID 2008Justice and Fairness in CC PolicyAs an advocate for sustainable and equitabledevelopment, ADEID stands firm forJustice and Fairness in the conception andImplementation of CC policy at all levels. Itis obvious that the industrialised nations ofthe North, Africa, as well as the “poor”wherever they may be in the World do notcontribute equally to CC. Unfortunately;the industrialised nations of the North andAfrica are equally affected by CC.However, the industrialised Nations havean absolute advantage over Africa andother developing countries to adapt to CC.It is right, therefore, to pose the followingquestions: Should those who contributethe most to CC and those who contributethe least but are the worst affected makeequal contributions to CC mitigation measures?Who should bear the cost of adaptationmeasures? ADEID agrees with thedeclaration of the McPlanet.com 2007 conferencethat Justice and Fairness must gowith opportunities and burdens to achieveany ambitious climate protection.Contact:Action pour un Développement Equitable Intégréet DurableRue statistique, maison 54 ; BP 1354 Bafoussam -CAMEROUN Tel/fax : (+237) 33 44 58 82E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Site Web : www.adeid.orgAction pour un DéveloppementEquitable Intégré et DurableRue statistique, maison 54 ; BP 1354 Bafoussam -CAMEROUN Tel/fax : (+237) 33 44 58 82E-mail : email@example.com Site Web : www.adeid.orgADEID’S Policy onClimate Change (CC)ADEID’S installed generating set at Nefolem - Baleng BafoussamPartnership for Climate Change AdaptationTechnologies and Sustainable Development
Since the World Summit on Environmentand Development in Rio de Janeiro, theHuman race has more than ever in historymobilized towards sustainable existence.Climate Change (CC) issues overa dozen of years have occupy the primeposition on the development agenda be itat the local, National, Regional, continentalor Global levels. Cameroon is anAnnex II party to the Kyoto Protocol andhas duly ratified this treaty. Since its creationin 1990, ADEID had adopted a fivecomponent-frameworkthrough which itcontributes to issues of CC.Knowledge on CCCombating CC begins with having adequateand appropriate knowledge of theissues that surrounds CC. ADEID, therefore,believes that it is only through communicatingwith the environment that CCcan be effectively and efficiently tackled.Communication with the environment willreveal the changes that are taking placeand how the environment is adapting tothese changes. Communication with environmentwill also reveal ways that we canadapt to these changes.Animal rearing in Adamaoua, CameroonADEID also believes in communicating inappropriate ways CC issues to the populations,especially those living in the ruralareas of developing countries that are oftenthose worst hit by CC. The general populationneeds to have adequate and rightknowledge on CC in order to fully participatein the debate of CC.Technological SolutionsCC is caused mostly by human activities.We use several technologies that end upexacerbating the CC. Proper use of technologyis the root of fighting CC. ADEID inits actions has adopted practical technologicalsolutions to CC, especially at the levelof the rural poor. In collaboration with itspartners, ADEID is promoting technologiesthat make efficient use of local naturalresources for sustainable development inrural communities.Through its micro hydropower programme,ADEID supports the development of thistechnology by carry out rural communitymicro hydropower projects in Cameroon,Madagascar and DR. Congo. Over 12 ofsuch projects have been realised in theMountain regions of Cameroon to provideclean, safe, reliable and environmentallyfriendly energy to these communities.Many of such projects are in the process ofdevelopmentSolar energy technology is another area ofADEID´s effort to promote technologicalsolutions to CC. ADEID promotes the useof solar water heating in homes, hospitals,schools, hotels and other small industrieswith large hot water demands.Farmers are encouraged to use Solardrying technologies for the drying of theiragricultural products.Copyright C ADEIDPromotion of bio fuels is another pillar inADEID´s Policy on CC. ADEID promotesthe development of Biogas for domestic aswell as small industrial use. Jatropha is animportant source of bio fuel. This is beingpromoted by ADEID amongst rural farmers,especially women farming groups, as analternative source of energy income anderosion control measure.ADEID MHP plant in Bellah Fontem S.W.P, CameroonEnergy efficiency is fundamental to CC mitigation.In this light ADEID through its activitiespromotes the use of the ImprovedWoodstove (IWS) in rural villages. The promotionof IWS is a key to energy efficiencyin rural areas. Wood is the main source ofheat energy for rural households and contributesgreatly to deforestation. ADEIDIWS programme, which together with itsMHP programme, won the ASHDENAWARD support grant in 2007, aims atreducing deforestation.