logoBC
Yaoundé - 30 November 2021 -
Agriculture

Cameroon: World Bank eyes a 20-fold increase in agricultural production in Benue thanks to development project "Viva Bénoué "

Cameroon: World Bank eyes a 20-fold increase in agricultural production in Benue thanks to development project "Viva Bénoué "
  • Comments   -   Monday, 29 March 2021 13:39

(Business in Cameroon) - In 2020, with the World Bank’s financial support, the Cameroonian government launched the development of hydro-agricultural perimeters in the Benue Valley, in the Northern Region. According to Abdoulaye Seck, the World Bank's Country Director for Cameroon,  the development initiated under the Benue Valley Development and Investment Enhancement Project (Viva Benue) will boost the volume of irrigated areas from 1,000 to 14,000 after 2025.

The World Bank executive revealed this on March 24, 2021, in Yaoundé, during the ceremony consecrating the launch of the joint review of his institution’s project portfolio in Cameroon. He added that "combined with the expected yield increase," the boost in the volume of irrigated areas will help multiply agricultural production by about 20 in this part of Cameroon.  

According to the World Bank, Viva Bénoué is one of the programs initiated by the Cameroonian government to solve water management problems in the Northern region [ed. note: known for its aridity].

The program is aimed at developing the vast potential of the lands located in the departments of Benue and Mayo-Rey by cashing in on the water opportunities offered by the Benue River, the Faro River, and the Lagdo dam reservoir.

BRM

cameroon-government-to-raise-xaf184-bln-from-the-local-banking-sector-in-2022
Cameroon plans to raise XAF184 billion from the local banking sector in 2022, the 2022 draft bill currently being reviewed by the parliament reveals....
cameroon-sabc-group-contributes-xaf1-bln-for-the-implementation-of-noso-reconstruction-plan
In its capacity of executing agency for the reconstruction of the Northwest and Southwest, the UNDP resident representative signed a XAF1 billion...
subcontracting-the-cameroonian-electricity-sector-provides-xaf40-bln-annual-revenue-to-700-local-smes-smis
The 700 local firms offering subcontracting services in the Cameroonian electricity sector generate XAF40 billion turnover annually. The figure was...
south-korea-to-invest-xaf4-bln-for-the-construction-of-3-digital-campuses-in-cameroon-in-2022
South Korea will invest XAF4 billion for the construction of three digital campuses in Cameroon in 2022, according to Jonghan Kim, South Korean ambassador...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n105: November 2021

Forget cash, Cameroonians are in on e-money!


Erwan Garnier: “Clearly, the Cameronian hospitality sector will develop”


Investir au Cameroun n115: Novembre 2021

Adieu le cash Les Camerounais s’emparent de la monnaie électronique


Erwan Garnier: « Le secteur hôtelier camerounais va clairement se développer »

  1. Most read 7 days
  2. shared 1 month
  3. read 1 month
next
prev