Bakar Farmers Making a Difference

Bakar Farmers Making a Difference


Portfolio Description

The Baka Pygmies who embrace farming as an alternative livelihoods option to the already disappearing traditional hunting and gathering hampered by the impacts of climate change. The Baka Pygmies of Djoum particularly women has embraced farming as a livelihood that is sustainable and profitable with enough food for family and community consumption. The surplus is sold in the market in Djoum to acquire other household needs and also pay school needs for their children. They plant cassava, groundnuts, plantains, banana and yams which constitute the main dishes in the area. They are also engage in cocoa, maize, vegetables and to a lesser extend fruits