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Cameroon: Coffee Board announces emergency program to boost production

MILAN – Cameroon’s coffee production fell from 32,800 tons in 2013/14 to 23 865 tons in 2014/15, according to a last report on the economic situation issued by the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (CICC). The government has anticipated a crop of about 40,000 tons.

According to the CICC, the causes of this under-performance included the disaffection of producers, the lack of inputs, the aging plantations and the scarcity of funding or outdated husking industry.

Faced with the risk of peril in the sector, the CICC has just announced an emergency stimulus program for coffee growers which, 3 years later, will lead to the creation of 1,800 hectares of fields in the best production areas.