Yaoundé - 22 October 2019 -



French chocolate-maker Puratos eyes Cameroonian cocoa

Today October 21, 2019, a delegation of French chocolate maker Puratos was in Ntui, in the Central region, Cameroonian Minister of commerce Luc Magloire...
Tuesday 15 October 2019Agriculture

Germany offers a non-timber forest products’ processing plant to women in Northern Cameroon

GIZ, a German development agency, is currently building a store in Gashiga, not so far from Garoua, Northern Cameroon. The infrastructure, official...
Monday 14 October 2019Agriculture

Nigeria-Cameroon: Towards an association in the cocoa sector for better prices

Nigeria plans to associate with Cameroon to obtain better prices for their cocoa. This was announced, on October 10, 2019, by Sayina Riman, president of...
Tuesday 8 October 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: Boosted by PHP, banana exports rose by 3,200 tons in Sep 2019

In September 2019, the two banana exporters still operating in Cameroon exported 18,309 tons of banana, according to figures published by the banana...
Tuesday 8 October 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: XAF1,400 bln needed to boost rice production to 1.4 mln tons by 2024

XAF 1,400 billion is the amount needed to implement the recovery plan suggested by the Cameroonian Ministry of economy to relaunch the rice industry....
Wednesday 2 October 2019Agriculture

Programme agropoles has been struggling financially for three years now, the INS reveals

The national institute for statistics (INS) recently published a report assessing the Programme agropoles (PAG). This programme was implemented since 2016...
Thursday 26 September 2019Agriculture

Independence square in Yaoundé to host local coffee tasting sessions on the last Wednesday of each month

On September 25, 2019, in Cameroon, the Interprofessional Organization for Cofee and Cocoa, organized a local coffee tasting session at the independence...
Wednesday 25 September 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: IDPs exposed to acute food insecurity in the NW and SW (FEWS NET)

Internally displaced people in Northwest and Southwest Cameroon are currently exposed to acute food insecurity. According to the USAID’s Famine Early...
Tuesday 17 September 2019Agriculture

Brazil to share its agricultural experience with Cameroon

On September 26, 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the Brazilian embassy will organize an agribusiness seminar. During the seminar, organized in collaboration...
Tuesday 17 September 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports recorded 2,200 tons YoY decrease in August 2019

In August 2019, the two banana producers still operating in Cameroon (PHP and Boh Plantations) exported 12,692 tons of the product. Compared with the...
Monday 16 September 2019Agriculture

SABC purchased about 30% of its inputs locally, between Jan-Aug 2019

From January to August 2019, Cameroonian brewer SABC spent more than XAF21 billion to purchase local agricultural raw materials and inputs used in beer...
Monday 9 September 2019Agriculture

Cameroon : Yearly soya imports estimated at XAF14 bln (Soproicam)

Every year, Cameroon imports about XAF14 billion of soya, the Soyabeans Processing Industry of Cameroon (Soproicam) indicated on September 4, 2019, in...
Thursday 5 September 2019Agriculture

Cocoa : Prices stay above XAF1,010 for 20 days in a row in Cameroon

Since August 22, 2019, the minimum price for a kilogram of cocoa was XAF1,010 and a maximum of XAF1,040, according to daily pointers by Système...
Friday 30 August 2019Agriculture

Proven consumer association Acdic initiates petition to limit rice imports

Association citoyenne de défense des intérêts collectifs (Acdic), an association of the defence of citizens’ interests, recently initiated a petition...
Thursday 29 August 2019Agriculture

Cocoa: Farmgate prices remain above XAF1,000 despite the rainy season in production basins

In the middle of the rainy season, the price of cocoa in the production basins in Cameroon remained over XAF1,000 per kilogram. According to Système...
Wednesday 28 August 2019Agriculture

Cameroon exported 17,752 tons of banana in July 2019

In July 2019, the banana exporters operating in Cameroon shipped 17,752 tons of the product. This is 4,231 tons higher than the shipments exported during...
Friday 23 August 2019Agriculture

PHP’s penja pepper production to drop to 9 tons this year because of fungi infestation

Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP) expects an output of nine tons this year, according to official sources. According to one of its top executives, the...
Tuesday 20 August 2019Agriculture

Penja pepper’s production threatened by biological pests

In 2018, Plantations du Haut Penja (PHP), Cameroonian subsidiary of Compagnie fruitière de Marseille, harvested only 12 tons of Penja Pepper, far below...
Monday 19 August 2019Agriculture

Cameroon launches the 2019-2020 cocoa campaign

On August 13, 2019, in Cameroon, the trade minister Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana launched the 2019-2020 cocoa campaign in Sangmelima,...
Monday 5 August 2019Agriculture

Cameroon : World Bank backs agricultural index insurance project with XAF270 mln

On August 2, 2019, an agricultural index insurance project was launched in Cameroon. This insurance uses objective and transparent parameters that do not...
Monday 29 July 2019Agriculture

CDC expected to partially resume activities in Q3, 2019

On July 25, 2019, Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC)’s de Mafanja I packing station in Tiko, Southwest Cameroon, was in a sad state. Only the guards...
Tuesday 23 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: French chocolate maker Christophe Bertrand initiates fundraising campaign to build storehouse for cocoa producers in Nkog-Ekogo

Christophe Bertrand (photo, left), the French chocolate maker exploiting the brand Reine Astrid, initiated a fundraising campaign to raise €13,000...
Thursday 18 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon to value the plantain sector with construction of an industrial plantain processing plant in Pouma

An industrial plantain processing plant should soon be built in Pouma, Cameroon, Cameroon Tribune indicates. According to the state-owned media, the...
Wednesday 17 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon to create a plantain production basin in Kribi and neighboring areas

In Cameroon, the ministry of agriculture plans to provide equipment with which residents of Kribi and its neighbouring areas can produce up to 100,000...
Tuesday 16 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon’s H1, 2019 banana exports drop by 61% YoY because of CDC’s problems

In H1, 2019, Cameroonian banana producers exported only 43,721 tons of the product. Compared with the 113,600 tons exported a year earlier, this...
Friday 12 July 2019Agriculture

CDC’s palm oil production dropped drastically in H1, 2019

Like its banana sector, Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC)’s palm oil sector has started a downward spiral. According to figures published on July 5,...
Thursday 11 July 2019Agriculture

CDC still expecting remaining XAF9 bln of promised XAF13 bln to pay salary arrears 

In June 2019, Cameroon authorized XAF13 billion to be provided to CDC to help it pay its salary arrears. Till July 5, 2019, CDC, the agribusiness...
Wednesday 10 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: CDC produced only 878 tons of rubber out of targeted 4,000 tons due to Anglophone crisis

In H1, 2019, Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) produced only 878 tons of rubber out of the targeted 4,000 tons. This was revealed by the...
Wednesday 10 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon : Sodecoton expects 600,000 tons of yearly cotton production by 2025

During the sixth edition of Yaoundé international agribusiness fair, ended on July 7, 2019, Cameroonian cotton producer Société de développement du coton...
Thursday 4 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon exported 14,205 tons of banana in June 2019

In June 2019, Cameroon exported 14,205 tons of banana, the banana association Assobacam indicates. Compared with the 16,979 tons exported in June 2018,...
Wednesday 3 July 2019Agriculture

Cameroon: Affected by supply difficulties, tomato price rises significantly in the Far-North

In Maroua markets in the Far-North, a crate of tomatoes is now XAF14,000, L’œil du Sahel reveals. Three months ago, that same crate would have cost...

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