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Report on our study tour with the delegation from Cameroon and Madagascar in the trade press

Created by Dr. Andreas Mench |

Since January 2019, AHT GROUP GmbH has been supporting the second and third phases of the "Support for the Forest-Environment Sector Programme (PSFE), Phase II and III: Climate Protection (REDD+) and Spatial Planning" project in Cameroon, and from October 2021, additionally the Phase IV "Restoration of Forest Landscapes (RPF)." The development program is led by the Cameroonian Ministry of Forests and Wildlife (MINFOF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection, and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) and the Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Development (MINEPAD). The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the project through the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) with 20 million euros for Phase II, an additional 10 million euros for Phase III, and another 10 million euros for Phase IV. AHT GROUP GmbH, in consortium with 2AC, advises the Cameroonian partners on the technical, administrative, and financial implementation of the project.

As part of Phase IV, AHT GROUP GmbH organized and conducted a study tour for 13 high-profile participants from Cameroon and 2 participants from Madagascar. The aim of the study tour was to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of modern techniques for selecting and harvesting suitable forest seeds. This includes seed processing and storage, seedling cultivation, and the establishment of forest stands that are better adapted to the changing environmental conditions expected due to climate change. To this end, various operational units of the Hessen-Forst state enterprise and a private nursery were visited. The delegation was accompanied and supported during the study tour by AHT employees from Cameroon, Madagascar, and Germany.

The article was written by the freelance journalist Mr. Werner Oschek after extremely positive coverage in various local newspapers and submitted to the magazine "Deutsche Baumschule."