Climate, Agriculture and Environmental Education (CAEE)

An Experiential Learning and Hands-On Experience programme. Our CAEE programme represents an extensive activity that engages primarily to University students, dwellers and farmers with exposure to climate, environmental and agricultural contexts through experiential learning opportunities. This active-learning exposure ensures greater climate, environmental and agricultural literacy, as well as career opportunities and postsecondary preparation in agri-environmental business.

SODEIT's CAEE Program provides students, dwellers and farmers with hands-on experience involving environmental crops, orchards, chicks, floriculture, beef cattle, dairy goats, sheep, cows, small animals. Students are prepared for careers that involve the research, consultancy, production, marketing, distribution, and the development of agricultural commodities and resources, including food, fibre, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and resources. The program specialized experts collaborate with schools, universities and farming groups to provide stakeholders with meaningful learning experiences including but not limited to classroom projects, internship/volunteering, career pathways, cooperation opportunities, and club projects. Two main youth projects of SODEIT’s CAEE program include the following:

1. Plastics Pollution in Cameroon Coastal Communities (PC) Project
This project of SODEIT’s CAEE program focuses on the urgently needed solution that calls for a combination of enhanced community awareness regarding reduced plastic use and massively improved waste management.

Microplastics (plastic smaller than 5 millimetres) is an emerging pollutant threatening species at the base of our food chain, from zooplankton up to fish and marine mammals. SODEIT’s Plastics Pollution in Cameroon Coastal Communities Project contributes to assessing the risk of the impact of microplastic on the environment, the marine food chain and life on the planet and help create awareness among young citizens of the threat of microplastic in the oceans, through their communication and educational products featuring the unique expedition and disseminating the new results from scientific sampling in coastal areas in Cameroon is a powerful way for making the global goals for sustainable development a reality.

2. Agroforestry & Sustainable Agriculture (ASA) Project
The growing food insecurity and deteriorating livelihood situations call for concerted and consorted actions at national and international levels to take advantage of the high potential of agroforestry, among other systems, for promoting best land-use practices. Agroforestry, as a science and practice, has the potential to contribute to the improvement of rural livelihood, due to the capacity of its various forms to offer multiple alternatives and opportunities to smallholders to enhance farm production and income, while protecting the agricultural environment.

The agroforestry project by SODEIT bets on a holistic approach to help farmers address the challenges linked to soil erosion, fertility loss and poor productivity. The project is designed with a landscape approach that allows the combination of tree planting, field crops and sustainable agriculture based on land restoration. will implement a high-scale agroforestry model by enrolling farmers into tree planting and training them in sustainable agriculture to help restore land, improve soil fertility and develop new sources of income. The sustainable agricultural model of SODEIT will focus on increasing crop yield and food production by improving soil fertility and controlling soil erosion.


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