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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...
Thursday 24 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Adamaoua joins the rank of cocoa-producing regions (ONCC)

During the 2019-2020 cocoa season (which ended on July 15, 2020), a little over 82 tons of cocoa was sold in Adamaoua (one of the three northern regions...
Tuesday 22 September 2020Agriculture

CEMAC: prices of agricultural export commodities dropped by 7.6% in Q2-2020 (BEAC)

In Q2-2020, the global prices of agricultural products exported by CEMAC countries dropped by 7.6%, according to the commodity price index recently...
Thursday 17 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: Cocoa processing activities dropped by 24k tons during the 2019-2020 campaign despite the arrival of a new operator

Cocoa processors operating in Cameroon processed 60,405 tons of the product during the 2019-2020 cocoa campaign that ended on July 15, 2020. According to...
Tuesday 15 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon exported cocoa to 13 countries during the 2019-2020 campaign

During the 2019-2020 cocoa campaign (which ended on July 15, 2020) Cameroonian cocoa was exported to 13 countries. According to the campaign review...
Monday 14 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon recorded over 14,600 tons season-over-season drop in cocoa sales during the 2019-2020 season

Cameroonian authorities and operators in the cocoa industry officially launched the 2020-2021 cocoa season on September 11, in Yaoundé. This campaign...
Friday 11 September 2020Agriculture

Semry suggests increased subsidy to reduce the price of rice in Cameroonian markets

The Cameroonian government should increase its subsidies to SEMRY (Society for the Expansion and Modernization of Rice in Yagoua) to help reduce the price...
Thursday 10 September 2020Agriculture

Cameroon: World bank grants XAF110 bln loan to boost agricultural output in Benue Valley

On September 8, 2020, the World Bank’s board of directors approved a loan of $200 million (about XAF110 billion) for Cameroon, the Bretton Woods...

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