Socapalm’s sustainable development vision is essentially based on the development of the plantations’ social infrastructure and involvement of social teams in community life.
Plantations participate in “public and private” partnerships. It is an enriching initiative for the various partners. Indeed, it allows for a synergy of expertise, an approach that was hardly foreseeable in the past.
The DEG, German Development Bank, supported Socapalm by co-financing the plantations’ social investments in health (HIV/AIDS) and education. Socapalm is also a partner of IECD (European Institute of Cooperation and Development).
IECD aims at improving the professional integration of rural youngsters through the concept of Family Agricultural Schools (EFA). One EFA, supported by Socapalm, accompanied by IECD, opened on Monday September 15, 2014 for 40 children of the Kienké plantation region.
Socapalm believes that health is a key component of development. That is why it places disease prevention at the core of its plantations’ health policies. Its medical teams fulfill the following tasks among others:
– Systematic visit of villages,
– Sensitization to the major pandemics of Cameroon,
– Occupational medicine.