SAILD, Service d’Appui aux Initiatives Locales de Développement (Support Service for Local Development Initiatives)

The SAILD is an NGO supporting the rural population.

Mission: to reinforce the capacities of farmers and small holders in Cameroon.

Main activities: 

  • Production and dissemination of the monthly journal The Farmers’ Voice (LVDP). A reference journal in Africa, playing a crucial role in agricultural extension and support, it is intended for farmers, rural businesses and decision-makers. It is published in two languages (FR et ENG) and has a circulation of 9 700 copies per month, of which 4 200 subscriptions (estimated readership: 30 000).
  • Management of the Centre de Documentation sur le Développement Rural (CDDR) , a library, accessible to all, in the centre of Yaoundé.
  • Support and promotion of sustainable and competitive agriculture and microfinancing for rural organisations in Cameroon;
  • Promotion of mutual benefit healthcare bodies.

Results: increase in the number of editions following a sponsorship operation launched in 2012 at the initiative of a group of Luxembourg donors; more visibility and new sponsors following the November 2013 AgricAwards.

Saild and SOS Faim: long-term partnership with SOS Faim (since 1989). The support for SAILD focuses on the production and dissemination of The Farmers’ Voice.