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Reforestation Activities at a Chadian Refugee Camp in Northern Cameroon

  • Elizabeth A. MooreEmail author
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Abstract

This mini-chapter provides a case study illustration of agroforestry practices carried out in Langui Refugee Camp, Northern Cameroon. Agroforestry programs provide multiple benefits for refugees, including nutrition improvement income generation, and field improvement. In addition, they give social benefits, such as the opportunity to learn and gain training, the opportunity to participate in community projects, and the improvement of relations with local inhabitants outside the refugee camp. In the case of the Langui agroforestry program, these benefits were seen through the implementation of a local nursery, agroforestry training classes, and tree-planting projects carried out around the camp. It offers an example of the positive potential for agroforestry programs in the context of refugee camps.

Keywords

Agroforestry Refugee camp Peace Tree-planting Training 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (0324)College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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