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BC-PME opens agricultural funding window of XAF200 mln

Banque camerounaise des petites et moyennes entreprises (BC-PME) recently opened an agricultural financing window. This window was opened following an...
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Wednesday 25 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Short rainy season’s onset induces a slight drop in Cocoa prices

Although there are no abundant rainfalls yet, the short rainy season effectively started in Cameroon since March 15, 2020. According to the National Cocoa...
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Wednesday 25 March 2020Agriculture

CEMAC: Forest products price index was up by 3.6% in Q4-2019

In Q4, 2019, the price of forest products increased by 3.6%, according to the composite index of commodities exported by CEMAC countries recently...
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Tuesday 24 March 2020Agriculture

CEMAC: Palm oil boosted the price index of agricultural products exported in Q4, 2019

In Q4, 2019, the price index of agricultural products exported by CEMAC countries rose by 6.3%, against a 1.9% drop in the previous quarter, according to...
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Monday 23 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon seeks IDB’s XAF64.3 bln loan to boost the cotton and soya sectors

Once again, Cameroon, as it did in late 2018, is turning to the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) for a Murabaha funding contract...
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Friday 20 March 2020Agriculture

Plantations du Haut Penja seeks agricultural tractor supplier for its operations in Cameroon

Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP), Cameroonian subsidiary of French Compagnie fruitière de Marseille, recently launched a 3-lot bid solicitation for the...
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Wednesday 18 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Rice producers in the Far-North to receive XAF1.2 bln of infrastructures by May 2020

In Far-North Cameroon, the government will build farm inputs’ storage warehouses for rice producers supervised by Semry. The project, funded by the World...
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Tuesday 10 March 2020Agriculture

Flood control: 6,000 ha of rice paddies renovated in the framework of project Pulci

Two months to the end of the Emergency Flood Control Project Pulci, launched in Cameroon in 2013, the World Bank (the project's main backer) is reviewing...
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Friday 6 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports down by over 6,500 tons in Feb 2020

In February 2020, the two banana exporters still active in Cameroon exported 14,965 tons of the product. According to the banana exporters’ association...
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Friday 6 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: 140,000 farmers benefited from the PIDMA since its launch (World Bank)

From 2014 to date, 140,000 Cameroonians benefited from the agricultural products and services of PIDMA, a scheme set up to improve the productivity and...
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Wednesday 4 March 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : British Diageo provides over XAF2.5 bln revenue to sorghum producers yearly

Through its local subsidiary Guinness Cameroon, the British brewery group Diageo purchases more than XAF2.5 billion worth of sorghum from farmers every...
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Monday 2 March 2020Agriculture

About 6,000 Cameroonians earn a living through the sorghum supply chain set up by Guinness Cameroon

In its bid to reduce the importation of raw materials used in the production of its beverages, Guinness Cameroon set up a sorghum supply chain that starts...
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Friday 21 February 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : PCP-Afop to train 3,500 people in agropastoral and fishing sectors in 2020-2021

The agropastoral and fishing training programme PCP-Afop, steered by the Ministries of Agriculture and Livestock, has just launched the recruitment of the...
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Tuesday 18 February 2020Agriculture

Farm mechanization : SODECOTON shows its recent research works

In Cameroon, Sodecoton recently organized an agro event on the mechanization of agricultural operations in the cotton-producing areas. The event...
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Tuesday 18 February 2020Agriculture

AFCA regional coffee competition : NWCA’s sample selected as best coffee in Cameroon

The National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) informs that it recently hosted a national coffee competition. Called “Taste the Harvest,” this competition was...
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Thursday 13 February 2020Agriculture

Activa and Axa pay first compensations in the framework of the index-based agricultural insurance

Last February 4, in Garoua, insurance companies Activa and Axa proceeded to the payment of more than XAF23 million to cotton producers as compensation for...
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Wednesday 12 February 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Coffee cooperative Uccao launches recruitment for a new managing director

Union Centrale des Coopératives Agricoles de l'Ouest (Uccao), Cameroon's largest coffee producers’ cooperative, has just launched a call for applications...
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Thursday 6 February 2020Agriculture

Cameroon plans to reach a production of 50,000 tons of cashew nuts in 2025

Cameroon’s ambition, in the framework of its national strategy for the promotion and development of the cashew sector, is to reach a production of 50,000...
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Wednesday 5 February 2020Agriculture

Cameroon sets over XAF1 bln budget to promote cashew nut production in 2020

In the 2020 budget of the Ministry of Agriculture, Cameroon set aside a little over XAF1 billion for the promotion of cashew nut production. The...
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Wednesday 5 February 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Banana exports down 535 tons YoY in Jan 2020

In Cameroon, the two active banana exporters were less dynamic in January 2020. Compared to the country’s banana exports in January 2019, the January 2020...
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Friday 24 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Prodel donates 2,000 small ruminants in the Far-north to help replenish the stock destroyed by Boko Haram

In Cameroon, stock farmers of the Far-north just received 2,000 small ruminants in the framework of Prodel, an animal husbandry development programme...
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Friday 17 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Minimum cocoa farm gate price drops to XAF1,080 per kilogram

Since December 31, 2019, the farm-gate price per kilogram of cocoa beans in Cameroon's production basins has declined slightly from a high of XAF1,250 to...
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Friday 17 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Despite CDC’s activity shutdown, banana exports have been more dynamic in 2019 than in 2018

In 2019, banana exporters operating in Cameroon shipped 204,320 tons of banana to international markets. Compared with the 203,721 tons exported by the...
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Monday 13 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : A half-billion Sorghum husking unit inaugurated in the Far-North

On January 10, 2020, the Cameroonian Minister of Agriculture Gabriel Mbairobe inaugurated a sorghum husking and storing unit in Maroua, the capital...
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Wednesday 8 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : Banana exports 1,036 tons up YoY in Dec 2019

In December 2019, the volume of banana exported by producers reached 16,641 tons, according to figures published by the Banana producers’ association...
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Wednesday 8 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : 300,000 fingerlings to be distributed to fish farmers in 2020 to boost production

The marine fishing development agency CDPM plans to distribute 300,000 fingerlings to local fish farmers to contribute to an improvement of aquaculture...
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Tuesday 7 January 2020Agriculture

Cameroon : WFP assists 19,000 vulnerable people in the East every month, the head of the WFP office in Bertoua says

Every month, approximately 19,000 vulnerable people receive assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Eastern Cameroon.  According to Ms....
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Monday 23 December 2019Agriculture

Cameroon : Castel group plans to go into the agriculture sector

In Cameroon, French brewery group Castel is planning investments in the agriculture sector. On December 20, the CEO of the group, Pierre Castel and a...
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Friday 20 December 2019Agriculture

Cameroon : Agricultural mechanization company CENEEMA in the quest for fresh momentum after years of lethargy

On December 17, 2019, a new management team officially took over the Centre d'Etudes et d'Expérimentation du Machinisme Agricole (CENEEMA), a public...
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Friday 13 December 2019Agriculture

Cameroon has approved 1,153 phytosanitary products since 1996

Since the launch, in 1996, of phytosanitary certificates, Cameroon, through the Ministry of Agriculture, has approved 1,153 phytosanitary products for use...
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Friday 13 December 2019Agriculture

Cameroon seeks investors for large rice-growing project in the Far-North

On December 5, 2019, Cameroon, through the ministry of agriculture and rural development (Minader) issued a call for expression of interest for local and...


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