logoBC
Yaoundé - 24 October 2021 -
Agriculture

Cameroon wants to plant 50-100 ha of wheat as of 2020  

Cameroon wants to plant 50-100 ha of wheat as of 2020  
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:17

(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroon is planning to create between 50 and 100 ha of wheat as of 2020, the minister of agriculture, Gabriel Mbairobé, said during a visit to Adamaoua in May 2019.

As part of the Wheat Development Strategy, Mr. Mbairobé explained, more than 200 wheat plots are currently under experimentation across the national territory, including the town of Wassande, in the Adamaoua region. This locality is home to the ruins of the Wheat Development Company (Sodéblé), a public company that went bankrupt in the late 1980s.

We have high altitude and low altitude varieties. Under certain research criteria, we have set up these plots and have already selected four varieties,” explains Clémentine Ananga Messina, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Agriculture.

The launch of these tests with the support of the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IARAD), it is officially reported, aims to prevent an increase in wheat imports. Along with rice and fish, wheat is one of the main imported items in Cameroon. “We import more than XAF150 billion worth of wheat every year in the form of flour and grain, and also finished and semi-finished products such as cakes, cookies and biscuits,” says the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Agriculture.

BRM

westend-farms-inaugurates-its-ndokoa-integrated-pork-production-and-commercialization-center
On October 20, 2021, Minister of Livestock, Dr. Taiga officially inaugurated the integrated pork production and marketing center built by Westend Farms,...
cameroon-beac-forecasts-revival-of-sales-and-production-in-the-logging-sector
After a challenging environment in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the recovery observed in Cameroon's economic landscape since the beginning of...
exports-php-to-start-generating-more-revenues-as-early-as-january-2022-thanks-to-a-fairtrade-decision
In January 2022, the export prices of local banana producer Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP) will increase. This price increase is the result of a decision...
cameroon-announces-public-accounting-and-budgeting-reform-to-improve-management-transparency-and-prevent-accumulation-of-payment-arrears
 In January 2022, Cameroon will begin to experiment with a new accounting reform called accruals-based accounting and budgeting in the framework of...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n104: October 2021

Dossier Where does Cameroon stand in international trade?


Henri-Claude Oyima : “BGFIBank Cameroon is truly one of our success stories.”


Investir au Cameroun n114: Octobre 2021

Dossier La place du Cameroun dans le commerce international


Henri-Claude Oyima : «BGFIBank Cameroun est vraiment l’une de nos success-stories.»