Terrain and Climate

...Manyu or the Awa River (which flows into the Cross River at the Nigerian-Cameroonian border). ...

Information common to the entire MACEFCOOP area

The following factors affect cocoa and coffee production:

Coastal regions have earlier rains than Mamfé and in these area the cocoa is harvested earlier; the latest harvests are in the NW of the MACEFCOOP area.

Affecting roads:

The journey between Mamfé and Douala takes 6 hours in good conditions, but can easily take 2 days in the wet season.

Climate - Rainfall


Mamfé monthly rainfall average (inches)

Blackpod is a particular problem during the September rains

Climate - Temperature


Mamfé monthly temperature average (°F)

Towns such as Eyumojock are typically clearings of less than 10 acres surrounded by tall, dense, near-primordial rain forest.

The rain forest is thick enough to limit travel to well-used footpaths and roads that become nearly impassable in the wet season....(?)

There are three seasons in the southern part of Cameroon: a sustained dry season from November to February, light rains from March to June, and heavy rain from August to October. The average temperature is about 26° but altitude has a significant effect, accounting for significant variety of vegetation.

Terrain

The MACEFCOOP area is hilly averaging 500-800 meters above sea level, draining from the old volcanic hills to the east. The main rivers of the area are tributaries of the Cross River.

MACEFCOOP area relief
The MACEFCOOP area, showing the sub-divisions (arrondissements) of Manyu and Lebialem Divisions of the Cameroon's South-west Province in which MACEFCOOP members farm for coffee and cocoa. Also shown are the 200m, 500m, 1000m and 2000m contours, illustrating how the MACEFCOOP area slopes and drains from the volcanic hills of the east, to the lower areas adjacent to the border with Nigeria. The Nguti subdivision is immediately south of the MACEFCOOP area.