Agriculture

How a U.S. Company Is Breaking Laws and Grabbing Land in Africa – AlterNet

In 2009, SGSOC signed a 99-year contract with Cameroon’s government for around 70,000 hectares (over 170,000 acres) in the Ndian and Kupe-Muanenguba regions of the country. The company plans to develop a large industrial palm oil plantation and …

Cameroon: 2012 National Day – Grandiose Launch in Bakassi Peninsular – AllAfrica.com

peaceful and developed Cameroon. The Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Ngole Philip Ngwese, his counterpart of Livestork, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Dr. Taiga likewise the Minister Delegate in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development …

Kia‘i Moku: Little fire ants have big impact – Maui News

In Brazil and Cameroon, little fire ants infest cocoa farms … The ants are causing havoc with other types of agriculture as well. Little fire ants cause blindness in animals and livestock, poultry and pets in infested areas have a … Continue reading

Africa’s vanishing Lake Chad puts 30 million lives at risk – sierraexpressmedia.com

According to FAO Director of Land and Water Parviz Koohafkan, the Lake Chad basin is one of the most important agriculture heritage sites in the world, providing a lifeline to nearly 30 million people in four countries — Nigeria, Cameroon, … Continue reading

New Cameroon bond auction oversubscribed – Reuters

The cocoa and oil exporting central African nation raised some … water distribution pipelines and road improvements. Cameroon did not issue any bonds last year.

New frontiers – star.com.my

He says that India-based companies are moving into oil palm development, downstream processing and trading in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana and Madagascar. China is reported to have secured the right to grow oil palm for biofuel feedstock on a … Continue reading

Africa’s vanishing Lake Chad puts 30 million lives at risk – Modern Ghana

According to FAO Director of Land and Water Parviz Koohafkan, the Lake Chad basin is one of the most important agriculture heritage sites in the world, providing a lifeline to nearly 30 million people in four countries — Nigeria, Cameroon, … Continue reading

Cameroon: Herakles Farms is Cutting the Heart Out of Rainforest – AllAfrica.com

the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the American company behind the operation, is now pressing ahead with the establishment of a palm oil plantation in this precious area despite major social … Continue reading

Moroccan firm to build Cameroon chocolate factory – Reuters

Cameroon is the world’s fifth largest grower of cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, with more than 200,000 tonnes of production, and its government has been seeking to boost value-added exports. “The Compagnie Cherifienne de Chocolaterie is …

Cameroon Gets 48 Million Euros From EU to Boost Banana Output – Bloomberg

Cameroon is Africa’s fourth-biggest cocoa producer and is Central Africa’s biggest coffee grower. To contact the reporter on this story: Pius Lukong in Yaounde via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this …