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Cameroonian farming startup ClinicAgro Sarl seeks funding to deploy 50 additional soil testing kits

ClinicAgro Sarl is currently seeking financing to develop its offers to farmers through the farming app already available on Playstore. According to...
Monday 14 June 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Towards government's authorization for the importation of additional 20k tons of crude oil and by-products to bridge offer gap this year

The Cameroonian government is currently reviewing a request introduced by the Oilseed Industry Regulatory Commission for the authorization to import...
Monday 7 June 2021Agriculture

CEMAC: Palm oil and coffee prices boosted agricultural commodity price index in Q1-2021

In Q1-2021, the price index of agricultural products exported by CEMAC countries rose by 4.9%, up from 1.5% in Q4-2020. According to the Bank of Central...
Wednesday 2 June 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: CICC launches program to boost rural women's revenues through cocoa farming

On June 1, 2021, at Ihund (in Sanaga Maritime), the Cameroonian Ministers of Agriculture and Commerce Gabriel Mbairobé and Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana...
Wednesday 2 June 2021Agriculture

International expert Hope Sona Ebai becomes chairman of CDC’s executive board

Internationally renowned cocoa expert Hope Sona Ebai is, since May 27, 2021, the chairman of the executive board of state-owned agribusiness company...
Wednesday 2 June 2021Agriculture

Rubber: Corrie MacColl to inject XAF15 bln for a self-empowerment program in Cameroon

Yesterday June 1, Corrie MacColl, the parent company of d’Hévéa Cameroon (Hevecam), announced the launch of its outgrower program aimed at training 13,000...
Monday 31 May 2021Agriculture

Cameroon produced a record 357 ktons of cottonseeds during the just ended 2020-2021 season (SODECOTON)

Cameroon produced 357,000 tons of cotton during the 2020-2021 cotton campaign that ended recently, according to Cotton development corporation SODECOTON....
Thursday 27 May 2021Agriculture

Cameroon to open a cocoa academy in collaboration with French chocolate makers

Today May 27, a delegation of the French Chocolate makers’ union is scheduled to meet the Cameroonian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development...
Tuesday 25 May 2021Agriculture

International expert Hope Sona Ebai becomes a member of the executive board of agribusiness group CDC

Hope Sona Ebai is, since May 19, 2021, now a member of the executive board of Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), the state-owned agribusiness group...
Wednesday 19 May 2021Agriculture

Cameroon to plant 1,250 cashew seedlings in Sanguéré

Cameroon is currently planning to reforest 25 hectares of land in Sanguéré, in the North, according to a call for expression of interests recently issued...
Saturday 15 May 2021Agriculture

Wealth distribution, land insecurity, reform...: Samuel Nguiffo suggests solutions to improve relationships between the government, investors and local communities

On May 5, 2021, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute signed a decree canceling the incorporation of over 66,000 hectares of land located in the Ntem Valley,...
Wednesday 12 May 2021Agriculture

Prime Minister Dion Ngute cancels text consecrating the creation of over 66,000 ha land reserve in the Ntem Valley

On May 5, 2021, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute (photo) signed a decree canceling a text signed in 2016 by his predecessor Philemon Yang to create an...
Wednesday 12 May 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Robusta coffee price rose to multi-month highs in May 2021, as demand keeps growing

On May 11, 2021, in Cameroon’s production areas, the prices of a kilogram of robusta coffee ranged between XAF525 and 575. According to data compiled by...
Monday 10 May 2021Agriculture

CDC to build two palm oil and rubber production plants

State-owned agribusiness Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) is currently fine-tuning two projects for the construction of two rubber and palm oil...
Friday 7 May 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports dropped by 22.11% YoY in Apr 2021 (ASSOBACAM’s data)

Banana producers operating in Cameroon exported 13,186 tons of the fruit in April 2021, according to the Banana Association of Cameroon (Assobacam)....
Friday 30 April 2021Agriculture

SOCAPALM to distribute XAF11.5 bln dividend for 2020 operations

BVMAC-listed Société camerounaise de palmeraies (SOCAPALM) ended the 2020 financial year with an XAF11.5 billion net profit. This profit is down by over...
Wednesday 28 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon inaugurates a new coffee processing unit in the Northwest

 On April 25, 2021, the Minister of Agriculture Gabriel Mbairobe inaugurated a new coffee processing unit in the Bamenda III district. This plant,...
Tuesday 27 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon to purchase a rice husking unit for farmers in the Northwest

On April 23, during his visit to the Upper Nun Valley Development Authority (UNVDA) in Ndop, in the North-West, the Minister of Agriculture Gabriel...
Tuesday 27 April 2021Agriculture

SODECOTON to dive into the cashew sector by growing 20mln plants within 5-6 years

This year, SODECOTON intends to plant 2 million cashew trees in the northern region. The plants will complement the one million cashew trees already...
Wednesday 21 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon loses 40 to 50% of its cocoa seedlings to climate change every year (SODECAO)

Cameroon loses 40 to 50% of its cocoa seedlings in nursery plants every year because of climate change due to which dry seasons are increasingly longer....
Wednesday 21 April 2021Agriculture

China is the main destination for Cameroon’s cotton (SODECOTON)

During the 2020-2021 cotton season, which will be concluded in the next few days, Cameroon Cotton Development Corporation (SODECOTON) is expected to...
Monday 19 April 2021Agriculture

SODECAO to distribute 4 mln high-yield cocoa seedlings to producers

The Cocoa Development Company (SODECAO) is currently planning the distribution of 4 million high-yield cocoa seedlings, official sources reveal....
Friday 16 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Close to 2.7 mln people are food insecure (Government)

Close to 2.7 million people are food insecure in Cameroon, according to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriel Mbairobé. The official...
Tuesday 13 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: ITFC inks XAF64 bln interest-free agreement to support SODECOTON’s agricultural inputs purchase

On April 12, 2021, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) signed two financing agreements with Cameroon, through the...
Thursday 8 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon exported 20,184 tons of banana in March 2021, up 31% YoY (ASSOBACAM)

Cameroon exported 20,184 tons of banana in March 2021, according to data compiled by the national banana association ASSOBACAM. Year-on-year, this...
Wednesday 7 April 2021Agriculture

CEMAC: Agricultural production will rise in Q2-2021, thanks to Cameroon (BEAC)

Between April and June 2021, the CEMAC region will record an upsurge in crop production, according to the Q2-2021 business cycle analysis report recently...
Tuesday 6 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: CDC to renovate 520 hectares of banana plantations this year

Between April and June 2021, Cameroon’s banana production will increase, according to the Q2-2021 business cycle analysis recently published by the Bank...
Thursday 1 April 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: BEAC expects rubber production to pick up in Q2-2021

Between April 1 and June 30, 2021, natural rubber production in Cameroon will increase again, according to the business cycle forecast recently...
Wednesday 31 March 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: PIDMA has helped boost yields in the beneficiary sectors, Abdoulaye Seck says

The Agricultural Investment Market Development Project (PIDMA) has helped boost cassava, sorghum, and corn production in Cameroon, according to...
Tuesday 30 March 2021Agriculture

Lékié: 1,471 cocoa farmers receive XAF115.6 mln premium for producing grade 1 cocoa in 2018-2019

Last March 29, in Bastchenga, Lékié (in the Centre region), Minister of Commerce Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana distributed XAF115.6 million to 1,471 cocoa...
Tuesday 30 March 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: French firm Pallisco to promote cocoa production around its forest concessions in the East

French company Pallisco will support cocoa producers working on the outskirts of its forestry concessions, in Mindourou (Eastern Cameroon) to help them...

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