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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...
Monday 29 March 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: World Bank eyes a 20-fold increase in agricultural production in Benue thanks to development project "Viva Bénoué "

In 2020, with the World Bank’s financial support, the Cameroonian government launched the development of hydro-agricultural perimeters in...
Monday 22 March 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Bankim Agri-food park launched with a yearly 3,500 tons of corn production promise

The XAF2 billion Bankim Agri-food Science and Technology Park, located in Adamaoua, was officially launched on March 18, 2021, through a partnership with...
Friday 19 March 2021Agriculture

Cameroon to disburse XAF50 bln to boost cocoa-coffee production in the coming 5 years

Through the Cocoa and Coffee Development Fund (FODECC), Cameroon will disburse XAF50 billion, over 5 years, to boost cocoa and coffee production. The...
Wednesday 17 March 2021Agriculture

SODECOTON to build a XAF25 bln cottonseed oil plant in Ngaoundéré

In preparation for the rise of its yearly cotton production to at least 400,000 tons by 2025, national cotton company SODECOTON is accelerating...
Wednesday 17 March 2021Agriculture

Registration open for Pierre Castel Prize 2021

On March 1, 2021, the Pierre Castel endowment fund, “Agir avec l'Afrique” (Act with Africa) opened registrations for the fourth edition of the Pierre...
Friday 5 March 2021Agriculture

Anglophone crisis: CDC yet to find its prior 2016 momentum with 10,000 tons of banana exported between June 2020 and Feb 2021

State-owned agribusiness corporation Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) exported 9,521 tons of banana since June 2020 when it resumed exports,...
Thursday 25 February 2021Agriculture

Martin Mindjos Momeny becomes president of the chamber of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and forestry

On February 24, 2021, President Paul Biya signed a decree appointing Martin Mindjos Momeny as president of the chamber of agriculture,...
Wednesday 24 February 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Cocoa farm gate prices improve slightly to XAF1,000-1,050 per kilogram

Today February 24, 2021, the price of a kilogram of cocoa beans is ranging between XAF1,000 and 1,050 in production areas in Cameroon, according to SIF,...
Monday 22 February 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: The National Cereals Board commits XAF4.3 bln to fight hunger in the northern regions in 2021

The National Cereals Board of Cameroon (a public corporation that helps combat hunger in the three northern regions where the climate is harsh and...
Monday 22 February 2021Agriculture

Cameroonian food sovereignty activist Bernard Njonga passes on

On the night of February 21-22, 2021, Bernard Njonga, the agricultural engineer who became famous for his fight for food security in Cameroon, died...
Tuesday 16 February 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Livestock Development Corporation SODEPA becomes a full public corporation with "legal personality and financial autonomy"

On February 12th, President Paul Biya signed a decree transforming Livestock Development Corporation(SODEPA) into a state-owned company. This...
Friday 5 February 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports were down by 466 tons YoY in Jan 2021

In January 2021, banana producers operating in Cameroon exported 20,496 tons of banana, according to figures published by the Banana Association of...
Wednesday 3 February 2021Agriculture

CEMAC: Rubber, cotton, and palm oil boosted the price index of the zone’s agricultural export products in Q4-2020 (BEAC)

Between October and December 2020, the price index of agricultural products exported by CEMAC countries increased, according to the Bank of...
Friday 22 January 2021Agriculture

Cameroon sets up a policy framework to promote the production of sustainable and zero-deforestation cocoa

On January 13, 2021, in Yaoundé, Cameroon set up a policy framework for sustainable and zero-deforestation cocoa. Through this platform, the State of...
Friday 22 January 2021Agriculture

Cocoa: Cameroon committed to ensuring full traceability by 2025

Cameroon is committed to ensuring the full traceability, from plantations to export terminals, of cocoa produced in the country by 2025. This was revealed...
Thursday 21 January 2021Agriculture

CDC recorded XAF17.9 bln of net losses in 2019, CTR reveals

State-owned agribusiness Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) recorded a XAF17.9 billion net loss in 2019, according to a report published by the...
Monday 11 January 2021Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports were down by 8% YoY in 2020 despite CDC’s activity resumption

Banana exporters operating in Cameroon exported 187,884 tons of banana in 2020, against 204,320 tons in 2019, according to figures compiled by the Banana...
Tuesday 1 December 2020Agriculture

Patrice Yantho: Neo Industry is an “economically viable project …”

"We were the ones who conducted the negotiations for the purchase of this plant from equipment supplier Bühler, in Switzerland. We stopped working on this...
Thursday 26 November 2020Agriculture

L’Oreal-Unesco Women in Science awards: Agnès Ntoumba selected as a laureate for the 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents, thanks to her bio-insecticide research

Agnès Antoinette Ntoumba (a doctoral student in biological sciences at the University of Douala) is among the 20 laureates in sub-Saharan Africa in the...

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