logoBC
Yaoundé - 19 November 2017 -
Agriculture

Cameroon inaugurated its first three post-harvest cocoa processing centers of excellence

Cameroon inaugurated its first three post-harvest cocoa processing centers of excellence
  • Comments   -   Saturday, 11 November 2017 02:50

(Business in Cameroon) - On November 9, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, Cameroon’s minister of commerce inaugurated two post-harvest cocoa processing centers of excellence in Mintaba and Si-Manyaï, communities that are located in Bot Makak cocoa production basin.   

A similar infrastructure was inaugurated two days earlier in Nkog-Ekogo, a small village in Lékié, the country’s leading production basin which produces 40% of its total output. These infrastructures, which comprise beans’ fermentation tanks, modern drying ovens, and tray for sun-drying, will be multiplied across the Country’s production basins.

The minister of commerce said that with these three first centers, “the cocoa sector enters a new era marked by excellence, in terms of quality”. “When I come to the production basins, I am called his Excellency Mr. Minister; give me that opportunity to call you excellences Mr producers by producing cocoa of excellent quality”, he said to the producers.

It should be noted that the post-harvest cocoa processing centers of excellence are the concretization of a commitment made by Cameroon’s president, during the last presidential campaign, to minimize the impacts of the global fall in cocoa prices on farmers.

Brice R. Mbodiam

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n57: November 2017

Cameroon: The whole point of the debt


Interview of Célestin Tawamba, GICAM


Investir au Cameroun n67: novembre 2017

Cameroun : tout l’intérêt de la dette


Interview de Célestin Tawamba, GICAM