NATURA SUD-EST - Inclusive growth and responsible use of natural resources to ensure the sustainable development of two forests in the South and South-East of Cameroon

January 2024
December 2028
Project cost
2 500 000 €
Role in the project
Partner component 3




Agriculture Agroforestry Spatial Planning Biodiversity Forest Market REDD+ Remote sensing ICT


Wood energy Cocoa Palm oil NTFPs

Main goals

The project aims to ensure sustainable development in two globally important forests (Dja Wildlife Reserve and Lobéké National Park) in the South and South-East of Cameroon by guaranteeing inclusive growth and responsible use of natural resources.

Nitidæ works more specifically, as a partner, on component 3

Specific objectives

SO1. Strengthen the inclusive conservation of landscape biodiversity by territorial representatives
SO2. Increase the livelihoods and resilience of local communities through green economy sectors
SO3. Improve the governance of territories and natural resources by decentralized stakeholders



Component 1: Conservation and biodiversity
A1. Protected area management, ecological monitoring
A2. Anti-poaching fight (ZIC, UFA, etc.)
A3. Ecological information systems in target areas
A4. Infrastructure and specialized equipment
A5. Local communities and indigenous peoples

Component 2: Green economy
A6. Support for the forestry economy and the NTFP and charcoal sectors
A7. Sustainable family farming/sustainable cash crop farming (cocoa, palm oil, etc.)
A8. Professional training for careers with a promising future in rural forestry areas
A9. Advisory support and agricultural extension

Component 3: Territorial governance and coordination
A10. Reduction of human rights violations
A11. Local governance: (inter)communal planning, land use planning and green taxation
A12. PES / Forest carbon: feasibility studies, PES pilot project
A13. Coordination of the program, stakeholders and partners


Related people

Project coordinator / Forest & REDD+ / Cameroon

Ludovic Ndangatchana

Graduate of a professional Master's degree in forestry science, forest audit and certification option and a Master's degree in Biology and physiology of plant organisms: botany ecology specialty obtained at the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon, he has accumulated several years of experience in the implementation of community conservation projects for natural resources on the outskirts of the Dja wildlife reserve in Eastern Cameroon

REDD+ and agro value chains task officer / Agriculture & market / France

Apolline Reboud

A graduate of the Montpellier SupAgro school of agriculture with a course in Sustainable Agricultural and Agrifood Systems in the South, she also specialized in Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests at AgroParisTech. After having worked at CIFOR Cameroon on the subject of community forests and in an association managing carbon offset projects (reforestation, agroforestry and rural development) as project coordinator, she comes to bring her plural approach between management of agricultural systems and forest preservation

Agronomy Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Valéry Bourotte

Graduate Engineer Agronomist, Sustainable Agrifood and Agronomic Systems in the South (SAADS) of the Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC) Montpellier SupAgro, he brings his expertise to the teams' methodological support on the diagnosis realization at the territory and plot scalesto co-construct projects with producers

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Project officer / Forest & REDD + / France

Frédérique Montfort

Doctor of AgroParisTech in environmental sciences, she brings her expertise on the biodiversity component and on the degradation and restoration of forest landscapes. She joined N’Lab de Nitidæ in 2017 to carry out her thesis with the association, UR Forêts & Sociétés and UMR Tétis on the degradation and restoration of Miombo forest landscapes in Mozambique. She is currently conducting studies and technical support (capacity building, technology transfer) on various projects of the association

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