Connecting vision and tradition
The Eco-village is a training place for permaculture in Cameroon; developing the local community’s skills in sustainable agriculture and earth building. It connects traditional techniques and cultural wisdom with a contemporary vision for a sustainable world.
The Eco-village is growing its own food crops as well as trialing the organic production of crops such as turmeric, ginger, lemon grass and moringa (HVAP, high value agricultural products) for sale and export. This will eventually support sustainable agriculture in the local community by providing farmers with a market for their crops.
The Eco-village is a part of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). Joshua Konkankoh, the founder, is ambassador for Africa. It is receiving support from the Bafut Council as well as Lush Cosmetics, the Unicorn Grocery, GEN and many volunteers from Cameroon and all over the world.
A Brief History of the Ndanifor Garden
The Ndanifor Gardens project started in the Capital, Yaounde in 2006, with the purpose of training young people and women in organic horticulture, provide education and employment and be an oasis and inspiration for others in this jostling capital.
After six years of being increasingly restricted by the city, in 2012 Joshua Konkankoh, the project founder, relocated the garden to his home village of Bafut in the highlands of NW Cameroon. Here, with the support of his community, the project, while sustaining the heart of its original purpose, grew to acquire a much greater vision and has developed into the Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-village.
Joshua Konkankoh, the founder of the Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage