Three (3) strategic directions make up the CDVTA 2025 Strategic Plan. They were defined following a realistic analysis of the prevailing context in Cameroon, taking into account the needs that are those of the beneficiary communities and donor expectations.
These 3 directions ensure that our efforts are aligned to whole-of-sector priorities and expectations from the community and industry.
Strategic Direction 1: Improving institutional development
For more than 15 years, CDVTA has implemented a strategy aimed exclusively at a single group of beneficiaries (the elderly), while intervening in a single locality (the English speaking North West Region of Cameroon). The pace of organizational change has accelerated everywhere in the development sector. In order to adapt to these changes, CDVTA is now enabling an improved service delivery approach for new and existing beneficiaries, as we are reinforcing our capacity for the future while ensuring effectiveness and organizational development.
Strategic Direction 2: Facilitating economic inclusion and empowerment for people with disability
Living in rural areas poses particular challenges for poorest people, and more difficulties for those living with disability. Considering they are often born with these disabilities or develop them during the first years of their lives, they struggle in accessing education, training and employment opportunities. In CDVTA's thinking, providing more equity and dismantling the barriers that rural disabled people face consists in improving their livelihoods, those of their families and taking an active role in rural economic development.
Strategic Direction 3: Promoting innovative approaches for a resilient agriculture and protecting natural ecosystems
CDVTA has worked for the past 15 years to revitalize agricultural activities in order to strengthen food security for the poor in rural communities already penalized by climatic disturbances, declining yields on farms, and rampant inflation. Among all these factors, climate change has a greater impact on poor farmers and rural populations in marginal areas. These climate changes are causing, among other things, a massive loss of agricultural biodiversity; and the available land is made fertile by the propagation of monocultures and other pressures, in particular the untimely use of chemicals whose action is aggressive for the regeneration of the soil.
However, very interesting practices exist. They are known to farmers themselves, but little put forward as sustainable solutions for profitable agricultural activity. The action of CDVTA within the framework of the CDVTA 2025 strategy aims to strengthen farm management systems, engage vertical farming technology, protection of dry farmlands, preservation of natural ecosystems and adaptation of best practices for food security in rural communities.
In connection with the communities themselves, CDVTA will work to strengthen the bio-cultural heritage as the basis of local production systems, recognizing the close interdependence between traditional knowledge, biodiversity, landscapes and customary practices.