About Us

History

I.A.A HISTORY.

Integrated Agricultural Association (I.A.A) is a Cameroonian non-profit, non-sectarian and apolitical
Organization founded on the 5 th of March 2016 by the founder; Dungrila Pascal Mbimenyuy,
recognized on the 28 th of February 2017, as a non-profit NGO by Law No 90/053 of 19/12/1990
governing associations in Cameroon, with authorization N o 09/E.29/1111/Vol.8/ALPAS. Her aim is to
ensure Food security, Promote Disease prevention, Promote Social Justice, promote social,
economic, and environmental well-being by
(i) helping to create “sustainable economic development
in rural communities in Cameroon,
(ii) empower and train youths and women-owned producer
cooperatives, and
(iii) educate Cameroonians about the importance of organic farming and organic
food.
I.A.A is a Youth led Organization with main focus on empowering farmers through organic food
production and commerce. I.A.A also transforms subsistence farms into profitable businesses by
helping smallholder farmers access good training, affordable capital, quality inputs and better crop
prices. I.A.A is passionate about creating social change and food equity, and the organization
provides farmers with essential knowledge as a strategy to ensuring food security and fighting
poverty across Cameroon. I.A.A focuses on smallholder farmer empowerment, defending indigenous
minority rights, education, health care, and climate change and community development. I.A.A
believes that the future of our world depends on all our collective actions where we sustain the
environment by putting social and environmental justice at the center of development. I.A.A seeks to
achieve her objectives through the participatory framework of all stakeholders and like-minded
organizations worldwide. She has resolved to function according to her core values of; justice and
equity, accountability, responsibility, democracy, competence and dedication in respect of her
constitution.
I.A.A has the absolute passion to create social change and to ensure social, economic and
environmental wellbeing of the rural population in Cameroon. Work in remote rural areas of
Cameroon to help families grow enough food so that they can be well fed, to strengthen their voice
so that they can speak out against injustice, and to earn enough money so that they can be free from
poverty. I.A.A believe that empowering people to take control of their own development is the best
way to provide a long-term solution to hunger and poverty, which truly meets the needs of the
people she seeks to help. I.A.A targets communities who truly are the most neglected in their
societies, living in places where daily life is a struggle that is made worse by discrimination and
exclusion, to teach people about sustainable farming practices to fight hunger, to support poor rural
women to set up small businesses to provide for their families, to teach indigenous families about
their rights to land and basic services like education, and even to lay the foundations for exploited
brick kiln workers to set up their own trade union and secure their rights to minimum wages and
safer working conditions in their given environments

STRUCTURE

1.1The General Assembly.

The organization is made up of two main decision making organs, namely; the General Assembly and the

Executive Bureau. The General Assembly consists of all registered members and is the supreme decision

making organ of the Association. It meets once every twelve months in ordinary session, but can meet

within meetings, can also be convened as a result to a written petition signed by at least one quarter of

registered members.

1.2 The Executive Bureau.

The Executive Bureau comprises three members elected by the General Assembly for a three year term

of Office renewable. However, they are re-eligible only after three years if they serve a consecutive

term. They are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Association and implement the

decisions of the General Assembly such as budgets and other plans which must be approved by the

General Assembly before implementation. Their functions are absolutely voluntary.

1.3 Staff.

Staff/. I.A.A employs permanent staffs who are responsible for the routine works of the organization

such as projects implementation, and they receive salary.

1.4 Volunteers/Interns.

Volunteers/Interns. I.A.A provides volunteer/internship opportunities to Nationals and Internationals

who love to learn and share their knowledge and experiences with others.

1.5 Stakeholders/Beneficiaries.

Stakeholders/Beneficiaries. I.A.A put her beneficiaries at the center of her existence. They hold the

success of the organization and are usually consulted first. She collaborates with all stakeholder groups

and like-minded organizations worldwide.

OUR MISSION

I.A.A seeks to do environmental protection and promote sustainable agriculture, by strengthening

the capacity of community members, especially women and young people in eco-businesses and

forest regeneration. Her aim is to enhance the quality of life, support and promote integrated

sustainable community development, by contributing to the improvement of livelihood of

communities through the enhancement of knowledge, sustainable practices and services in the areas

of; Agriculture, Environment, Governance, Climate change, Health, Education, Women

empowerment, Water & Sanitation and Human rights in Cameroon.

OUR VISION

We fight hunger and poverty, putting environmental and social justice at the center of our intervention

GLOBAL OBJECTIVES

It should now read: “The overall goal is to have inclusive and sustainably managed food systems through sustainable agriculture, forest regeneration and the power of agro-forestry and climate smart-agriculture to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities.  We aim to safeguard food sovereignty and alleviate poverty through sustainable interventions.

APPROACH

Participatory Approach

We provide an enchanced and alternative local livelihood, including agriculture and value added products to support local economies, which engages all stakeholders in the community and other development groups. We foster civic engagement of communities through creative facilitation and other methods of stakeholder involvement (such as public meetings and community mapping exercises)

Systematic Approach

We collaborate with like minded organisations worldwide and create possible partnerships, which can help us mobilize resources needed to address community challenges. These resources include; Financial Resources to human, Financial Resources and material resources. And we collaborate with technicians and development agencies as well as community development associations to help us attain our objectives

TARGET GROUPS

 PEASANT WOMEN
 CHILDREN,
 YOUTHS,
 FARMERS AND 
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 

Other Activities

1. Bee farming training (Apiculture)2. Organic farming/food collection and distribution3. Agroforestry training/tree planting and seed distribution.4. Sexual and reproductive health education and rights5 Humanitarian response6. Mushroom farming and training.

Our partners

Social Enterprise for Environmental Development
Social Enterprise for Environmental Development

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COHESODEC
COHESODEC