The Ong Africa Association works with communities in Cameroon, and is the metropolis state of Cameroon. Douala is the Economic capital for the region, a growing administrative hub as well as a junction town. OAA also work with communities in Central Africa and Equatorial Guinee.
The communities we work with are between 4-200 km from central Douala, and are in different states of transition from rural to urban. This transition is happening with difficulties and the need to adapt is crucial.
Those communities closer to Douala, once subsistence farming communities like Yabassi, Nkongsamba and Bafang, are now having town regulations imposed on them to upgrade their homes from mud and sticks and thatch to bricks, cement and corrugated iron.
Their land is subjected to reclassification from agricultural land to development land, potentially accompanied by compulsory purchase orders.
Those living further from Douala, like those living in Nkondjock, are still living the rural lifestyle of subsistence farmers, and continue to farm in their traditional ways. Both types of community have a need and desire to improve their yields, but must achieve this in different ways.