AREMD-Cameroon

Afforestation & Reforestration

Afforestation & Reforestation

AREMD strives to address the challenges associated with deforestation through community-based afforestation projects. The organization is responsible for tree nurseries and the community members are responsible for planting trees in their respective homesteads, schools, church yards and council offices yards. To date AREMD is running two community-based afforestation projects in Kumba, Tombel in the South West Region of Cameroon.

​The main focus of this project is replanting indigenous trees as an immediate response to the increase in decline of native forest. Indigenous trees included in these two projects are, but not limited to:

Indigenous trees included in these two projects are:

• Fruit trees to supplement the rural diet 
• Kumba group of trees to easy firewood problems
• Hardwood such as Mahogany to cater for furniture and construction needs
• Ornamental trees for supporting bee-keeping projects and for aesthetics.
• Fodder trees to feed livestock
• Medicinal trees

Why Indigenous trees?

​• Most exotic trees when introduced into an area they bring in new pests and diseases, and they also become invasive species which will negatively affect local biodiversity.
• They are locally available and adapt easily to the local climate.
• Once planted they require minimum caring and watering.
• They provide proven nutritious food to local communities.
• They also provide effective medicines whose benefits are long established and are backed up by science.