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Agriculture Cameroon like many African countries south of the Sahara is blessed with rich agricultural potentials. Unfortunately these potentials remain largely untapped and majority of poor peasant farmers face challenges like lack of farm inputs, poor road networks, limited information on farming techniques and limited financial support. Objective: To contribute to increasing food security and ending hunger amongst poor peasant farmers by training them on sustainable agriculture and supporting them with micro-credit and materials to set up their farms.
How it happens: SHUMAS intervenes through training of peasant farmers and out of school unemployed youths at her Integrated Organic Demonstration and Production Centre (BIOFARM) Developing urban and peri-urban agriculture Insertion of trainees through provision of start up capital and materials Achievements: Over 14000 poor peasant farmers have undergone training at the BIOFARM. Over 60% of the trainees have received support from SHUMAS to enable them set up their own farms. Challenges: Insufficient funds to help in the insertion of trainees Given the fact that the training is pro poor, funds are  insufficient to get materials as majority of the trainees cannot afford to pay their registration fee   Ways forward: Training of poor peasant farmers and unemployed youths continues while SHUMAS keep on outsourcing  ways to get more funding to meet up with the afore mention challenges
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AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Cameroon like many African countries south of the Sahara is blessed with rich agricultural potentials. Unfortunately these potentials remain largely untapped and majority of poor peasant farmers face challenges like lack of farm inputs, poor road networks, limited information on farming techniques and limited financial support. Objective: To contribute to increasing food security and ending hunger amongst poor peasant farmers by training them on sustainable agriculture and supporting them with micro-credit and materials to set up their farms.
How it happens: SHUMAS intervenes through training of peasant farmers and out of school unemployed youths at her Integrated Organic Demonstration and Production Centre (BIOFARM) Developing urban and peri-urban agriculture Insertion of trainees through provision of start up capital and materials Achievements: Over 14000 poor peasant farmers have undergone training at the BIOFARM. Over 60% of the trainees have received support from SHUMAS to enable them set up their own farms. Challenges: Insufficient funds to help in the insertion of trainees Given the fact that the training is pro poor, funds are  insufficient to get materials as majority of the trainees cannot afford to pay their registration fee   Ways forward: Training of poor peasant farmers and unemployed youths continues while SHUMAS keep on outsourcing  ways to get more funding to meet up with the afore mention challenges
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