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Agribusiness / Food in Cameroon

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Cameroon: Cocoa Marketing - Producers Urged to Join Cooperatives

    CAMEROON, 2016/08/06 Cocoa prices rose to FCFA 1,650 per kilogramme this year for a total production of 269,497,766 tons. Trade Minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, has called on farmers and their cooperative unions to constantly improve on the quality of their cocoa produce and keep watch over fraudulent buyers of particularly illegal cross-border buyers from neighbouring nations that underpay their produce and make fortune out of their sweat.
  • Bee farming provides jobs in Cameroon

    CAMEROON, 2015/11/20 Like a lot of educated people in Cameroon, Timothee Awanga found that a college degree did not guarantee him a better life. His life changed for the better at the same time as he learnt to cultivate an abundant natural resource in his home village – bees. He became an entrepreneur selling bees and their by-products, honey and beeswax. Presently he is using bees to transform the lives of a lot of others near Yaoundé. He is teaching hundreds of young people to set up little honey enterprises of their own. Timothee Awanga, 42, teaches 15 Cameroonian youths about honey-bee colonies near his home in Matomb, a village 70 km from Yaoundé. He takes them through his 30 bee hives, each of which holds at least 30,000 bees.
  • Cameroon Pastoralists Fight for their Way of Life

    CAMEROON, 2013/10/02 Pulaaku, the code of behaviour governing Mbororo-Fulani pastoralists, may be proving useful for Musa Usman Ndamba: one of its core tenants, munyal, stresses fortitude in adversity. As the Vice-President of the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA), Ndamba advocates for the rights of Mbororo pastoralists in Cameroon. For decades, this has placed him in opposition to one of Cameroon\\\'s wealthiest men, Baba Ahmadou Danpullo. A businessman with political connections, Danpullo has been at odds with the Mbororo pastoralist community since the mid-1980s, at the same time as he established a ranch in northwest Cameroon. The massive farm, which journalist Guibaï Gatama described to Jeune Afrique as a city where a thousand cattle graze and Danpullo reigns supreme, is allegedly encroaching on communal grazing land relied on by Mbororo pastoralists. Mbororo activists have alleged a litany of other complaints as well.
  • New Vehicles to Enhance Cooperative Work

    CAMEROON, 2013/06/11 The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Improvment(MINADER) has handed over four-wheel drive vehicles to some cooperative movements from the West, North West and South West Regions of the country to enhance the production and sale of cocoa and coffee. Essimi Menye handed over the gifts to representatives of the Central Union for West Regional Agricultural Cooperative Movements (UCCAO), North West Cooperative Association Ltd (NWCA) and South West Farmers' Cooperative Union Ltd (SOWEFCU) on the courtyard of MINADER last Thursday June 6, 2013.
  • Harmonised Food International Standards Underway

    CAMEROON, 2013/02/05 Some 134 delegates and observers representing 35 member nations and international organisations who took part in the just-ended 20th session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Food Code forum dubbed, "Codex Alimentaruis" have advocated the establishment of international standards to handle current and emerging food issues. This preoccupation is contained in the final statement of the Yaounde confab read out at the end of the session last Friday February 1.