Micro-finance and Enterprise Development Program (EMEDP) is a sustainable approach used by the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) to achieve its goal of Biodiversity conservation. The EMEDP program was created in 2006 to promote sustainable food production, off-forest enterprises and ecologically sound income generating activities that will reduce illegal harvesting of wildlife resources and farming on marginal lands. It was also in accordance with the United Nation Millennium development goals declaration, which is to reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than US$1 per day and to reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.
EMEDP since it inception has a membership of 192 groups and 5 centers all found in the Western Region of Cameroon. However we have the intention of extending the program to other interior parts of Cameroon by 2015, and up scaling the local units to create the Cameroon People's Indigenous Fund for Conservation and Development that will coordinate the activities of all the local centers.
Our program support activities that are geared towards conservation of Biodiversity so as to make human live in harmony with nature. The EMEDP program has also re-organize a women cooperative and created one in the Alou Subdivision and Wabane Subdivision respectively.