In Bambui, the main season is the dry and during this period water irrigation is a key factor to improve crops.
At the moment, the system exposes the farms to uncontrollable land-wash, leaching, erosion and loss of water resources and production are small and inconsistent. Despite this, 90% of Bambui economic activities depend on Agriculture. Women and youth are the main producers.
There are currently about 75 Farmers working in small strips covering an average area of a half hectare per farmer, using the canal system of irrigation. The total production is about 200 tons of vegetables per season and is distributed within these areas Filieh Dam (30 hectares), Masoh dam (10 hectares), Wada (9 hectares), Ntambang (10 hectares), Manju (13 hectares).
The project will cover 7 sites in 3 regions of the 33 quarters that make up the Bambui village and three different streams. It envisages the damming of these streams, the creation of three reservoirs and the construction of a pipe born to cover the mentioned areas.
Head of Programme: Mariana Matoso
Project Team Leader: Teresa de Sousa
Project Assistant: Joanna Maguire
Sector Coordinator: Julius Mbangmbang
Photographer: Fernando Matoso
Volunteers: Valentine Angafor, Anthony, Amungwafor Atibatim Aloysius
Local Partners: Bambui Self Sustainable Union Group (BASSUG)
Others partners: Grassfield Participatory and Decentralised Rural Development Project (GP-DERUDEP)
Estimated Cost: £ 44,824
Community Funds: £ 400
Other Funds: GP-DERUDEP
Timeline: 6 months