Agriculture

FG pledges to boost cocoa production with N5.6m – Vanguard

He listed the countries involved in the project as Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana and Togo. According to Lucien, Nigeria is a very important member of ICCO since 1972 and also a part of previous international cocoa agreements. “We are … Continue reading

Southwest Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai

SOWEDA Tasked To Formulate Rumpi Phase II

By Walter Wilson Nana The Management of the Southwest Development Authority, SOWEDA, have been asked to begin work on a possible Rumpi Project Phase II. Rumpi Project Steering Committee Chair, Bernard Okalia Bilai, who is the Governor of the Southwest … Continue reading

Cameroon: Forests Pressured As Leaders Welcome Palm Oil Investors – AllAfrica.com

Yaounde — Cameroon is inviting foreign companies to expand lucrative palm plantations, pitting the country’s need for economic development against environmentalists who foresee the loss of important forests. Since 2009 this West African country has …

World Cocoa Foundation Launches Initiative to Benefit Cocoa Farmers in West Africa – TMCnet

and Cameroon. Program activities will be carried out under the auspices of WCF’s ongoing $40 million Cocoa Livelihoods Program, which is co-funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 16 WCF members. The investment is matched by the Bill … Continue reading

Cameroon: South West – Justice Itoe Chosen as Bakundu Leader – AllAfrica.com

Speaking to Cameroon Tribune on Wednesday … to farmers as well as serve as a marketing board to secure best prices for their cash crops like cocoa,” he said. Benjamin Itoe also announced scholarships for children in secondary and higher … Continue reading

Cameroon says Cargill eyes 50,000-ha oil palm project – Reuters

YAOUNDE May 22 (Reuters) – U.S agribusiness conglomerate Cargill plans to invest up to 200 billion CFA francs ($390 million) in a 50,000-hectare oil palm plantation in Cameroon, an official at the Central African nation’s investment agency said …

University of Oklahoma Ad Students Pitch Cameroon Tourism Strategy – Advertising Age

the minister of agriculture and more than 50 other representatives and Yaounde University students. The recommendations, which include an overhaul of the Cameroon brand image as a transportation hub and a better online presence that utilizes SEO more …

DJ Barry Callebaut Cameroon August-April Cocoa Intake 28,033 Tons – MENAFN

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, May 21, 2012 (Dow Jones Commodities News via Comtex) — The Cameroon branch of Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut AG (BARN.EB), locally known as Sic Cacao SA, bought 28,033 metric tons of cocoa beans between August and April in the … Continue reading

A great — and terrible — journey to Cameroon – Mansfield News Journal

Even when we were in Cameroon, whether eating goat, riding six to a bus seat that was meant for three or digging our toes into cocoa-colored sand, I wondered how my husband and I were going to answer that question. … Continue reading

The Night of Rainforests sleep-over is a success – Journal Live

It also grows examples of edible plants from around the world, such as tea, coffee, sugar, citrus fruits … Participants were taught the call and response songs of the Baka tribe from Cameroon in central Africa … calls used by … Continue reading