Pachapalli was founded in 2002 by French students with the aim of promoting cultural exchanges around the world through solidarity projects. One of Pachapalli's projects in Africa and Asia was to create the I.F.F.A. to promote autonomous local development. This project is coordinated with their Cameroonian partner, l'Association pour la Promotion du Développement Rural (The Association for the Promotion of Rural Development).
The town of Baré Bakem, where the project is carried out, is located in an isolated region in the west of Cameroon, which lives mainly from traditional agriculture. The equilibrium of this economy is endangered by the difficulty of managing this land, despite its fertility. The aim of the institute's project is:
The Institut Familial de Formation Agricole (Family Institute for Agricultural Training) trains the region's young people and adults in crop and livestock farming, in order to help them become fully operational entrepreneurs. Several types of lessons are provided:
In total, there are 5 classes of 20 students, with 40 new students every year.
This initiative directly combats unemployment in the region and promotes the long-term management of natural resources.
To guarantee the I.F.F.A.'s autonomy, it has a pigsty that generates income that is reinvested in the Institute. The Foundation's support will finance works on the Institute's infrastructure.