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Cameroon exported 657.3 tons of palm oil in 2022, despite production shortfall

Cameroon, grappling with a chronic shortage of palm oil production, exported 657.3 tons of the commodity in 2022. This export generated about 713.6...
Thursday 11 April 2024Agriculture

Fire at Sodecoton's Maroua facility destroys 1,500 tons of cotton

On the afternoon of April 9, a devastating fire broke out at the Sodecoton factory in Maroua, located in Cameroon's Far North region. The incident led to...
Tuesday 9 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon's banana exports drop 26% YoY in March, driven by PHP's sharp decline

Cameroon's banana exports experienced a significant drop in March 2024, with shipments totaling 14,208 tons, down 26% compared to March 2023. According...
Monday 8 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon launches 2024 agricultural campaign amid climate and cost challenges

Cameroon's Minister of Agriculture, Gabriel Mbairobe, officially launched the 2024 agricultural campaign on April 5. The ceremony took place in the...
Thursday 4 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon announces significant investment to strengthen onion industry

The Cameroonian government plans to spend close to half a billion FCFA to build four agricultural storage warehouses in the northern regions. Two of them...
Thursday 4 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon's cocoa sector boasts record earnings of over CFA460bn in 2022 amid export surge

Cameroon's cocoa and its derivatives have brought substantial earnings to the sector, with exports generating a total of CFA463.6 billion in 2022,...
Wednesday 3 April 2024Agriculture

Sodecoton compensates communities ahead of 11th cotton ginning factory construction near Maroua

The Cotton Development Corporation (Sodecoton), a giant in the agro-industrial sector across the three northern regions of Cameroon, has commenced...
Tuesday 2 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon govt approves plan for cereal stock enhancement to fight food insecurity

On March 22, 2024, the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee of Experts (COTIE), tasked with evaluating the readiness of public investment project...
Tuesday 2 April 2024Agriculture

Controversial cassava cultivation project in Cameroon sparks social media outrage

Albert Nanga Dang, the Prefect of the Haute Sanaga department, is set to chair a crucial meeting on April 2, 2024, in Nanga-Eboko, within Cameroon's...
Tuesday 2 April 2024Agriculture

Cameroon faces livestock production challenges amid April 2024 heatwave

Cameroon’s National Meteorological Directorate recently issued its Livestock Weather Assistance Bulletin, forecasting temperatures ranging between 35 and...
Tuesday 26 March 2024Agriculture

CDC's banana exports hit second lowest in a year amid market struggles

Cameroon’s agro-industrial company CDC exported only 1,890 tons of bananas in February 2024, according to figures released by the Banana Association of...
Thursday 7 March 2024Agriculture

Cameroon cocoa hits record prices amid global demand surge

During a collective cocoa sale on March 5, 2024, in Abong-Mbang, a key cocoa-producing area in Eastern Cameroon, producer prices per kilogram soared to a...
Tuesday 27 February 2024Agriculture

OCP Africa renews commitment to Cameroon’s agricultural sector

OCP Africa, the agro-oriented subsidiary of the Moroccan OCP Group, announced the renewal of its partnership with Cameroon's Ministry of Agriculture and...
Wednesday 14 February 2024Agriculture

Cameroon’s Banana Exports Reach All-Time High in January 2024

Cameroon's banana exports reached 22,721 tons in January 2024, marking a substantial 25.5% increase from the 18,101 tons shipped to the global market in...
Friday 2 February 2024Agriculture

CDC faces workforce exodus and financial strain amid ongoing Anglophone crisis

Between 2021 and 2022, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), a state-owned agro-industrial enterprise operating banana, oil palm, and rubber...
Thursday 1 February 2024Agriculture

Cameroonian customs seizes 18.4 tons of cocoa beans bound for Nigeria

On January 25, Cameroonian customs intercepted a shipment of 18.4 tons of cocoa beans intended for smuggling to Nigeria through the Idenau port in the...
Tuesday 30 January 2024Agriculture

Olam Food Ingredients, ofi Cameroon Backs ‘Top Employer’ Certification

Prominent agribusiness company, Olam Food Ingredients, ofi Cameroon has been awarded the prestigious "Top Employer 2024" certification from the...
Thursday 25 January 2024Agriculture

Humanitarian crisis looms as elephants destroy crops, threatening food security in Cameroon

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Cameroon issued a worrisome report revealing that nearly a million people...
Thursday 25 January 2024Agriculture

Cameroonian cocoa prices hit a new high as Telcar Cocoa secures record purchase

In a recent collective sale event held on January 20 in Meyomessala, Southern Cameroon, Telcar Cocoa, a local trader affiliated with the American company...
Monday 22 January 2024Agriculture

Olam Agri recognised as a Top Employer 2024 in Cameroon

The Top Employers Institute has recognised Olam Agri as a Top Employer in Cameroon as well as in seven other countries including Australia, Senegal,...
Thursday 18 January 2024Agriculture

Ngoulemakong inaugurates first of eight cassava processing plants in 2024 initiative

On January 12, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel Mbairobe, officially inaugurated the cassava industrial processing plant of the...
Wednesday 10 January 2024Agriculture

Cameroon’s CDC accumulates CFA35 billion in salary arrears at the end of June 2023, despite govt aid

Despite resuming operations in 2020 after a suspension in September 2018 due to the Anglophone crisis, CDC continues to struggle with paying its...
Monday 18 December 2023Agriculture

Cameroon invests CFA10.5bn to boost rural food security

On June 15, the government of Cameroon and the French embassy initiated the Cameroon Rural Food Security Support Project (Secal) in Yaoundé. Funded with...
Tuesday 5 December 2023Agriculture

Cameroon’s coffee gains popularity in the Maghreb and Eurozone

Cameroon is still a small player in coffee production and marketing on the global market. Despite holding the 54th position worldwide in sales volume,...
Wednesday 29 November 2023Agriculture

Cameroon: An impactful minor player in global trade

Last year, Cameroon only covered 0.002% of the global market share, according to the report just released by the Competitiveness Committee, a specialized...
Monday 27 November 2023Agriculture

Cameroon's stakeholders finalize creation of cotton interprofession

From November 23 to 26, 2023, stakeholders in the cotton sector, including the Cotton Development Company (Sodecoton), the National Confederation of...
Monday 27 November 2023Agriculture

Poultry industry in Cameroon faces disagreements over chicken pricing

The Cameroon Poultry Interprofessional Association (Ipavic) sent a letter on October 23 to sector players, informing them of its intention to standardize...
Wednesday 15 November 2023Agriculture

Cocoa price peaks at CFA2,000 per kg in Cameroon, its 7th increase in 3 months

The price ceiling for cocoa beans in Cameroon has peaked at CFA2,000 since November 10. This is the 7th increase in three months. On November 7, the price...
Monday 13 November 2023Agriculture

Ceneema expands budget for arable land project pilot phase

The pilot phase of the arable land development project, as outlined in a framework signed on May 17, 2023, between the Ministry of Agriculture (Minader)...
Wednesday 8 November 2023Agriculture

CDC bolsters banana industry in October 2023, with exports surging by 58%

The Cameroon Development Corporation, the second-largest employer in the country after the central administration, exported a shipment of 2,586 tons of...
Tuesday 31 October 2023Agriculture

Safacam distributed nearly CFA500mln in dividends in 2022

The African Agricultural Forestry Company of Cameroon (Safacam), which specializes in palm oil and rubber production and sales, distributed an estimated...

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