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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...
Wednesday 18 November 2020Agriculture

Cemac: The price index of agricultural products was spurred by three products in Q3-2020, the BEAC reveals

In Q3-2020, the price index of agricultural products exported by CEMAC countries grew by 2.2%. Compared with the 1.9% growth in Q2-2020, this reveals a...
Friday 6 November 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: The EU provides XAF12 bln to support the agroecological transition program ABC-PADER in the Northern regions

On November 4, 2020, in Garoua (Northern Cameroon), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriel Mbairobe launched the ABC-PADER Program...
Friday 6 November 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: The EU boosts daily milk processing capacity by 2k liters in the north with a XAF6.5 bln program

On November 5, 2020, Dr. Taïga (Minister of Fisheries and Animal Industries) and his peers in charge of Agriculture and Economy inaugurated a mini dairy...
Friday 30 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Safacam’s palm oil sales rose YoY in H1-2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic

In H1-2020, BVMAC-listed company Safacam sold 12,428 tons of palm oil, recording a turnover of XAF10.2 billion. During the same period in 2019, it sold...
Monday 26 October 2020Agriculture

Promagric seeks XAF115 mln to deliver orders to Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon

Cameroonian start-up Promagric, which developed ClinicAgro (a laboratory for plants and animals that diagnoses sick plants and offers adequate treatments...
Thursday 22 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Three additional cocoa Post-Harvest Treatment Centres of Excellence to be built in 2021

Cameroon’s sixth cocoa Post-Harvest Treatment Centre of Excellence is scheduled to be inaugurated today October 22, 2020, in Ntui (a cocoa producing area...
Thursday 22 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports dropped by about 19.5 k tons YoY in Jan-Sep 2020

Banana exporters in Cameroon exported 136,048 tons of the products between January and September 2020, according to data compiled by the Banana...
Tuesday 20 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon inaugurates two new Post-Harvest Treatment Centres of Excellence in the central region

Today October 20, 2020, Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, and his peer in charge of agriculture and rural development, Gabriel...
Friday 9 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: CDC still unable to find its momentum 4 months after activity resumption

Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) exported 1,312 tons of banana in September 2020, according to figures compiled by the Banana Association of...
Thursday 8 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Banana exports rose by 27.6% MoM to 17,939 tons in Sep 2020

Cameroon exported 17,939 tons of banana in September 2020, according to the Banana Association of Cameroon (Assobacam). Compared with the 12,982 tons the...
Wednesday 7 October 2020Agriculture

IRAD distributes 300 k cashew seedlings in Bertoua to boost production

On October 1, 2020, the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) distributed 300,000 cashew seedlings to farmers’ organizations in...
Tuesday 6 October 2020Agriculture

Cocoa purchase price rises to XAF1,050 despite rainy season

Yesterday October 5, 2020, cocoa purchase price rose to a high of XAF1,050 in Cameroon, after stagnating around XAF1,000 since September 3, 2020. This was...
Tuesday 6 October 2020Agriculture

Animal feed: Sodecoton forced to source new export markets due to drop in demand from Nigeria

“Insecurity in cotton production areas and the drop in demands from Nigeria (due to the collapse of the currency parity) deeply affected the animal feed...
Monday 5 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Carrefour’s new stores to present increased supply opportunities for local suppliers

Luc Demez (Managing Director of the local subsidiary of French group Carrefour in Cameroon) recently announced that his group would open new stores in...
Monday 5 October 2020Agriculture

Sodecoton: Oil sales dipped by XAF1.7 bln in 2019 because of malfunctions in the plastic bottle production chain

National cotton company Sodecoton recorded a drop, by XAF1.7 billion, in the sales of its brand oil ‘Diamaor’ in 2019, official documents published by the...
Friday 2 October 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Cicam purchased only 1% of fiber cotton produced during the 2019-2020 campaign

Sodecoton produced a record 328,453 tons of cottonseed during the 2019-2020 cotton campaign, which was technically completed in May 2020. With that...
Tuesday 29 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon plans to raise onion production to 200k tons this year through IFAD-funded program PADFA

Cameroon is planning to boost onion production. This was revealed during the signature, on September 25, 2020, of a credit agreement between the...
Tuesday 29 September 2020Agriculture

Commodity Value Chain Support Project PADFA plans to increase yearly milled rice production by 80k tons by 2023

On September 25, in Yaoundé, Cameroon and the International Fund for Agricultural Development signed a XAF28.5 billion ($47 million) credit agreement for...

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