logoBC
Yaoundé - 25 November 2020 -
Agriculture

Farm mechanization : SODECOTON shows its recent research works

Farm mechanization : SODECOTON shows its recent research works
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:29

(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, Sodecoton recently organized an agro event on the mechanization of agricultural operations in the cotton-producing areas. The event organized, in partnership with Sosea, was held in Yoko-Vognha, a small locality 135 km from Ngaoundéré, the regional capital of Adamaoua.

The about fifty participants were from Cameroon, Chad, Senegal, Benin, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, France, and Belarus.

During the event, Sodecoton presented its recent research works. These range from technical itineraries on the agronomy of cotton to the agronomy of all crops that are rotated with cotton and the development of agricultural machinery from sowing to harvest.

Sodecoton now works with 200,000 producers, 7,000 of whom account for a third of cotton production. These producers no longer need the basic technical itinerary, the basic technical supervision offered to all producers. Today, they are into innovation. Their production ranges in the order of 3 tons per hectare,” explained Sodecoton's General Manager, Mohamadou Bayero.

Renaud Éric, the head of Sosea France’s farming division, indicated he was proud to show all West and Central African industries the path Sodecoton has taken in terms of harvest mechanization and yield performance per hectare.

“Sodecoton's approach is to anticipate harvesting problems, in particular, to anticipate soil conservation problems through the so-called active sowing. As far as sowing is concerned, this experience is already showing results since the Cameroonian capital is already preserved and I would say capitalized upon for the new generations. On the harvesting side, things are in the process of being put in place. After three years of experimentation, the results will be shared with large producers that have areas larger than 5 hectares by supporting them during cotton harvesting,” he added.

S.A

cameroon-loses-over-xaf63-2-bln-to-corporate-tax-abuses-every-year-the-report-estimates
“The State of Tax Justice 2020: Tax Justice in the time of COVID-19. ” This is the title of a report recently published by three NGOs (the Global Alliance...
cameroon-minpmeesa-organizes-workshop-to-improve-the-marketability-of-artisan-products
On November 19, 2020, in Yaoundé, the Minister of SMEs, Social Economy, and Handicrafts (Minpmeesa), Achille Bassilékin III, chaired a workshop aimed at...
piccini-opposes-the-auction-of-containers-it-left-at-olembe-stadium
In a statement issued on November 24, 2020, the Italian company Piccini (withdrawn from the construction of the Olembé stadium) opposed the auctioning of...
cameroon-unlawful-use-of-fm-broadcast-bands-threatens-air-navigation-the-minpostel-indicates
On November 23, 2020, in Yaoundé, (at the opening of the 23rd, 24th, and 25th ordinary sessions of the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Assignment of...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n93: November 2020

Cashew, Cameroon’s new source of revenues


Covid 19 : “Making the team’s health a priority”


Investir au Cameroun n103 Novembre 2020

L’anacarde, la nouvelle source de recettes du Cameroun


Covid 19 : « La santé des équipes avant tout »