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Cameroon: Cocoa purchase prices drop to XAF1150 (max)

Since 27 May 2020, the upper bound of the average price per kilogram of cocoa beans in Cameroon has fallen to XAF1150. Compared to the average of XAF1200...
Monday 18 May 2020Agriculture

Cameroon to import 90,000 tons of crude palm oil to guarantee supply for refiners this year

In Cameroon, refined vegetable oil and soap producers plan to import 90,000 tons of crude palm oil to supply refining plants. According to an...
Friday 15 May 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Scet Tunisie-Coba wins XAF1.8 bln contract to rehabilitate rice fields in the Far North

The Scet Tunisia/Coba consortium has just been selected to carry out technical studies for the rehabilitation of the Maga and Yagoua rice fields...
Tuesday 12 May 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: The EU agrees for a 2-year extension of its banana support measures BAM

The European Union recently decided to extend, by 2 years, its Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) programme being implemented in Cameroon over the past 7...
Friday 8 May 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports up by 2,700 tons YoY in April 2020, despite coronavirus health crisis

In April 2020, Cameroon exported 16,102 tons of banana, according to the banana exporters association Assobacam. Compared with the 13,381 tons it exported...
Thursday 7 May 2020Agriculture

Cameroon offers bags of fertilizers to boost coffee production in the Northwest

Nearly 35,000 coffee producers, grouped into 13 agricultural cooperatives in Cameroon's North-West region, recently received a shipment of 1,000 bags of...
Monday 4 May 2020Agriculture

The EU provides XAF1.6 mln grant to improve the production of Penja pepper and facilitate its access to international markets

To improve the production of the Penja pepper and facilitate its access to international markets, the European Union (EU) representation in Yaoundé will...
Tuesday 21 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Government to cover 10% of producers’ plantain banana seedlings need this year

Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the distribution of 1.5 million plantain banana seedlings for the 2020 agricultural...
Tuesday 21 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Board of directors endows Ceneema with XAF5 bln budget to revive the mechanization of agriculture

In Cameroon, the National Centre for the Study and Experimentation of Agricultural Machinery (Ceneema) has just been endowed with a biennial (2020 and...
Tuesday 14 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon to distribute 6 mln cocoa seedlings to producers this year

This year, Cameroon plans to distribute 6 million cocoa seedlings to producers who want to create new farms or expand their existing ones, the Ministry of...
Tuesday 14 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Government will distribute 1.4 mln of certified cassava cuttings to producers this year (MINADER)

Cameroon plans to provide 1.4 million certified cassava cuttings to producers this year, according to Gabriel Mbairobe (photo), the Minister of...
Thursday 9 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports down by over 13,000 tons YoY in Q1-2020

In Q1-2020, the volume of banana exported by producers still operating in Cameroon dropped by 13,143  tons. According to figures revealed by the...
Tuesday 7 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports dropped by over 6,000 tons YoY in March 2020

In March 2020, the two banana producers still operating in Cameroon exported 13,891 tons of the product, according to data from the banana producers’...
Thursday 2 April 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Cocoa prices pick up again, spurred by rising demand

On April 1, 2020, the price of a kilogram of cocoa beans at the Port of Douala ranged between XAF1,050 and XAF1,150, according to figures revealed by SIF,...
Wednesday 25 March 2020Agriculture

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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