(Business in Cameroon) - The Programme to support young farmers in establishing their business (PAIJA), implemented by the Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture for 11 years now, will inject FCfa one billion in 2017, to set up young people in the agricultural sector, through project funding in this line of business. The information was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyébé Ayissi, during a recent session of the steering committee of PAIJA.
This programme is meant to provide financial support to young farmers established on their own lands, or on property lots serviced by the State in specific towns. PAIJA encourages the cultivation of crops such as maize, plantain, cocoa or potato.
Launched in 2006 in the towns of Wassandé, Adamawa, and Nlobesse, in the Central region, PAIJA has already provided support, we learned, to approximately 2,350 young Cameroonians in launching agricultural projects; to renew the agricultural production workforce in the country.