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Cameroon: NGOs’ massive cereal purchases inflate prices in the Far-north

In the last few days, it has become hard for residents in the Far North region of Cameroon to purchase maize, sorghum, or millet since the prices of these...
Tuesday 4 August 2020Agriculture

Etienne Valère Olougou plans to invest XAF9 bln in the production of dairy products and biogas in Adamaoua

Cameroonian Etienne Valère Olougou plans to invest XAF9 billion in the construction of a dairy porducts (milk, yoghurt and cheese) and biogas production...
Monday 3 August 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Cocoa prices drop below XAF1,000 for the first time since Q1-2019

Since late July 2020, the average coca prices per kilogram in production areas in Cameroon has dropped below XAF1,000. According to système d’information...
Wednesday 22 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon authorizes the duty-free importation of 200,000 tons of rice to build up reserves

To build its rice reserve and cover the national demand for the rest of 2020, Cameroon has authorized the duty-free importation of 200,000 tons of rice,...
Friday 17 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon plans a revival plan for the tomato sector affected by border closure

Cameroon is currently elaborating on a revival plan for the tomato sector. This was revealed during the inter-ministerial meeting held via videoconference...
Friday 17 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: The EU provides CFAF10 bln to support transformation in cotton-producing areas

On July 16, in Yaoundé, the Minister of Economy Alamine Ousmane Mey and Hans-Peter Schadek, head of the European Union delegation in Cameroon, signed a...
Thursday 16 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports fell by over 13,000 tons YoY to 93,434 tons in H1-2020

Cameroon exported 93,434 tons of banana in the first six months of 2020, according to data compiled by the banana exporters’ association (Assobacam). This...
Wednesday 15 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon imported a “record, hitherto unheard of” 803,505 tons of rice in 2019

In 2019, ten economic operators imported 803,505 tons of rice into Cameroonian territory, according to an official note from the Ministry of...
Friday 10 July 2020Agriculture

CDC reappears on the list of banana exporters after 19 months of absence

Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), the country's second-largest employer after the public administration, exported 301 tons of banana in June 2020,...
Wednesday 8 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Plantain chips producer Delors Leuwing N. wins 3rd edition of Pierre Castel Prize

Delors Leuwing Ngounouo (photo) is the winner of the 3rd edition of Pierre Castel Prize in Cameroon, thanks to his company Mboa Snackery Sarl, which...
Monday 6 July 2020Agriculture

Cameroon will launch the development of 11,000 ha of hydro-agricultural and fish farming perimeter in the north this year

This year, Cameroon will start developing 11,000 hectares of hydro-agricultural and fish farming perimeter in the northern region of the country in the...
Tuesday 30 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon recorded 500,000 tons of maize deficit in 2019

Cameroon produced 2.3 million tons of maize, according to the information provided by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (Minader) Gabriel...
Friday 26 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon estimates 2020 rice deficit at 436,239 tons

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) recently provided data on rice production and demand in Cameroon for the 2020 financial year....
Monday 22 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon exported 35,215 tons of coffee during the 2018-2019 season, up 39.1% season-over-season

Cameroon exported 35,215 tons of coffee (7,418 tons of Arabica coffee and 27,797 tons of Robusta coffee) during the 2018-2019 season, the Cocoa-coffee...
Thursday 18 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Volume of Granulated sugar produced in Q1-2020 was up 19.8% YoY

In Q1-2020, the volume of granulated sugar produced in Cameroon was 57,950 tonnes, according to information provided by operators in the industry....
Wednesday 17 June 2020Agriculture

Sud Cameroun Hévéa SA invests CFAF2 bln to increase its rubber production capacity

Sud Cameroun Hévéa SA (Sudcam), a subsidiary of the Singaporean company Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited, has invested 2 billion FCFA to increase the...
Wednesday 17 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: The NCCB forecasts a slight increase in cocoa production during the 2019/2020 campaign

The National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) forecasts a slight 2.2% increase in Cameroon’s cocoa production during the 2019/2020 season. According to the...
Wednesday 17 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon plans to boost its banana production with CFAF29 bln support to CDC

Cameroon plans to boost its banana production -which recorded a 20.9% drop in Q1-2020- by relaunching the operations of agro-industrial unit Cameroon...
Tuesday 9 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Mideno distributes 15,000 plantain seedlings in the North-West

Plantain producers located in the northwest region of Cameroon recently received a shipment of 15,000 seedlings free of charge. These plants offered by...
Thursday 4 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports down 4,000 tons YoY in May 2020

In May 2020, Cameroon’s banana exports took another nosedive after a disappointing first quarter (over 13,000 tons drop in exports), and a revival of...
Wednesday 3 June 2020Agriculture

Sodecoton maintained 8,367 km of rural tracks to transport production during the 2019-2020 campaign

To transport its production from the fields to ginning plants, Sodecoton, an agro-industrial giant operating in the northern part of Cameroon, maintained...
Wednesday 3 June 2020Agriculture

Cameroon’s coton production up 8.36% YoY to 328,448 tons in the 2019-2020 season

This performance is up 8.36% compared to the production during the 2018-2019 season, during which Sodecoton produced 320,062 tons. In actual value, this...
Thursday 28 May 2020Agriculture

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...

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