Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Promoting snails farming to eradicate poverty.
Published on July 8, 2020 um 13:10
Explain your idea in details:
Snails are endemic to our community,such is the case of the land snails.About 80% of the inhabitants in our community depends on this rich forest animal species as a direct source of income. Since many ethnic groups in and beyond Cameroon now consum snails, consequently there is a high demand for snails both within and beyond Cameroon. Also many households depends mainly on snails for household protein because they can not afford meat or fish. Unlike bush meat , snails are easy to collect and can be harvested by women and youths. Over time these resources are becoming very scarce due to persistent forest encroachment that result from hunting and lack of access to developmental information. Assessing this problem using our survey information system,we shall established demonstration farms for training and equiping of individual women and youths or in groups, and then create a network to access a wider market. This idea primarily intends to reduce poverty in our community by about 30%. It will improve the livelihood of 200 women and 300 youths within a year through training and empowering them with modern skills and techniques on snails farming,equip them with start up materials and also provide access to reliable and wider market.This idea will leads to a sustainable increase in family income,thus support women and youths in fighting poverty and hunger.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea targets 200 women and 300 youths in a year to benefit ether through training or start up materials. It will reduce the level of forest encroachment that result from hunting, and will also result to saving in time for family members especially women and youths who spend hours during the night hunting. It will increase the household income since there will be sustainable harvest and supply of a valuable snails product to match the high demand. It will also increase access to protein food. We shall monitor and evaluate the success depending on trainings held and how many women and youths have benefited.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We shall work with local community leaders to mobilize the women and youths,and raise awearnes of the project activities. We shall create a project management team and identify those who are willing and eligible to participate. The management team will be directly responsible for proper on and post project management, internal monitoring and evaluation procedures to the level of success. We shall partner with other organizations,seek for funds and potential donors within and beyond Cameroon. We shall also seek to extend the project to other communities.
I am Nguemeta Cyril Suh,38 years old,i have the passion for positive soccial change to impact lives. I am the Delegate of Tropical Development Foundation Common Initiative Group(TROPDEF CIG), which is a start up nonprofit organization operating at Buea, South West Region of Cameroon.Our primary purpose is to promote and improve socioeconomic and agricultural development among women and youths in rural communities through farming, livestock and fishery activities.l studied project planning and management in the department of community development at the Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa (PAID - WA) Buea, South West Region of Cameroon. I participated in the Civil society strengthening program (PASC) for the south west region Cameroon, organized by the European Union in Cameroon with Reach Out Cameroon as the relay organization. I now look forward to seek for funds and support,and to aquire additional knowledge and skills to improve my effectiveneess as a community leader to positively impact the complex socioeconomic and environmental challenges we are facing in our communities.
Training and empowering youths on snails farming to eradicate poverty
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