Cameroon - Agriculture



Agriculture remains the backbone of Cameroon's economy, employing 70 percent of its workforce, while providing 42 percent of its GDP and 30 percent of its export revenue. Blessed with fertile land and regularly abundant rainfall in most regions, Cameroon produces a variety of agricultural commodities both for export and for domestic consumption. Coffee and cocoa are grown in central and southern regions, bananas in southwestern areas, and cotton in several northern provinces. In addition to export commodities, Cameroonian farmers produce numerous subsistence crops for family consumption. Principal food crops include millet, sorghum, peanuts, plantains, sweet potatoes, and manioc. Animal husbandry is practiced throughout the country and is particularly important in northern provinces.

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emelinda
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Jan 25, 2011 @ 9:09 am
It's an inspiring article with alot of information about agriculture in cameroon.I really apreciate this information.
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Mar 25, 2011 @ 7:07 am
Sir, i am very much impressed with the variouse mesures taken by the cameroon government to improve on the farm produce in Cameroon.
I own an organisation whose backborne in based on agriculture and health, through rural development is our major concer. I which to find out what the government to doing to enhance the livelihood of the rural population. we spend much of our time educating the population on how to improve on their agricultural output. The government does nothing to moltivate our efforts. it should be noted that we cannot do all by ourself. all we are trying to put in place in the wotk of government so the have to help us realise these our objective.
Where are we leading to when most of our good porduce is exported and not consumed by us?

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Jun 7, 2011 @ 1:01 am
agriculture is the most profitable business in the world.it also has a very great impact on the economy as it has greatly employed many people in the society today .therefore agriculture is most fundermental activity in every economy thus should be encouraged
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Jul 26, 2011 @ 11:11 am
i will love to know the governments enhancement technique to agriculture in bui division in the north west region
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Dec 27, 2011 @ 10:10 am
what are some of the problems of agriculture in cameroon and what are the measures taken by the goverment to improve on the problems thank you sir waiting for your reply
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louis mungwia
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May 12, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Agriculture was and is and will continue to be the cornerstone for Cameroon Economy
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Ajongskeys
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Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:08 am
Interesting site. I found this data source to be reliable also
SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; Agri-Food Business Development Centre; United States Department of Agriculture
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ndemazeah godlove
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Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
I AS AGRICULTURAL STUDENT ENCOURAGE ALL THE YOUTH TO INVEST IN AGRICULTURE IN CAMEROON BECAUSE IT IS ,WAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE CONER STONE OF CAMEROON
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fabrice
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Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
by reading all these comments i m very impressed by the number of youth interested in agriculture as a student i will just cheer them to support the pillar of our economic
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Oct 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Waoh! from the above information it shows agriculture is the primary source of the government income as majority of the country's income is been generated through agricultural productivity.No matter my profession in the country, i'll always contribute to the agricultural produce in the country for it is our first priority.We are bless in the country with much thanks to the government for his continues support on agriculture.
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michael livita njoh
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Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:09 am
agriculture is the backbone of cameroon economy,and it employes 60percent of the cameroonian population,thats greats
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Flabert NKWELLE
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Jan 28, 2015 @ 5:05 am
Cameroon has proven to be a mother to most African states and the world at large in terms of food security and sustainability. The FAO has the definition that, “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life,” (World Food Summit, 1996). This definition includes four components: physical availability, economic access, stability of access and adequate utilisation. The trend of food availability and cost in Cameroon for the past 10 years paints a clear picture of the link between food security and trade.
Despite all this, Cameroon is now beginning to face a huge problem of food insecurity, a situation that is not properly addressed will lead the entire country into a dilemma of hunger because almost 80% of the local food stuff is being exported to Chad, Gabon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and other areas for sale at high cost.
What then can we say is the feature of Cameroon in about 15 to 20 years’ time if this trend should continue?
Question: Can anyone give me the statistics of food exported to these neighbouring African countries per a year?

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Muo Princewill Chu
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Aug 28, 2019 @ 12:12 pm
Wow wow wow. It is an enriching document with plenty of information on Cameroon's agriculture worth noting.
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ENONGENE ROLAND
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Nov 16, 2019 @ 11:23 pm
Am an agric student and we encourage cameroonians to go in for agric, so as to keep our economy growing cause agric will never fade away,more over it will and is creating job opportunities for many cameroonians
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Tambie bertha
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Feb 3, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
Wow so can we say, Cameroon is undergoing a period of food insecurity?

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