Development in Cameroon threatens a key plant to many livelihoods: The Raffia palm

The Raffia palm is a keystone species of the Cameroonian environment and economy.

Yufonyuy Princely Nsavdzenyuy

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Business & Economics, Conservation, Green Living, Sustainability, Water

The Raffia palm is used by many Cameroonians for basket weaving, water management, the tasty wine it produces, and more. However, widespread development is clearing out many of the spaces where the Raffia was once found and threatening the environment. In this short documentary, several of the thousands of people who make their livings from products obtained from this plant, discuss the risks of of losing such an important fixture in Cameroonian ecology. Please watch, share, and tell us what you think.

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