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    Cameroon struggles to grow wheat on a large scale due to lack of financial support

    • Last Update: 2022-05-13
    • Source: Internet
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      The “Invest in Cameroon” website reported on April 6 that the Cameroonian Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Irad) has just released a report stating that despite the high demand for soft wheat ( bread making ) and durum wheat in five agro-ecological zones in Cameroon (Pasta making) varieties have been successfully experimented with, but due to lack of funds, it is difficult to expand the cultivation on a large scale
    .
    Irad said that an investment plan needs to be formulated so that the country can have more resources to ensure local input and support local agricultural development

    .
    For more than ten years, the Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture has been conducting experiments on wheat cultivation in Adamawa and Western regions, but wheat has a great demand for fertilizer, at least 400 kilograms per hectare.
    It may take a long time before mass adoption

    .
    Cameroon will produce more than 400,000 tons of wheat a year by sowing seeds in hills and mountains covering 700 to 2,000 square meters, Irad said

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    At this stage, the wheat production in Cameroon is still relatively low, only 66 tons/ha, mainly from the Northwest Region and Adamawa Region

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    Wheat is the third largest imported grain in Cameroon, after maize and rice

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      According to data from the International Trade Center, Cameroon imported more than 548 billion CFA francs ($913 million) of wheat from 2012 to 2017.
    In 2020 alone, it imported 860,000 tons of wheat, with an import value of 156 billion CFA francs ($260 million)

    .
    According to Cameroonian Ministry of Commerce and industry data, wheat imports are expected to reach nearly 900,000 tons in 2022

    .
      The “Invest in Cameroon” website reported on April 6 that the Cameroonian Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Irad) has just released a report stating that despite the high demand for soft wheat ( bread making ) and durum wheat in five agro-ecological zones in Cameroon (Pasta making) varieties have been successfully experimented with, but due to lack of funds, it is difficult to expand the cultivation on a large scale
    .
    Irad said that an investment plan needs to be formulated so that the country can have more resources to ensure local input and support local agricultural development

    .
    For more than ten years, the Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture has been conducting experiments on wheat cultivation in Adamawa and Western regions, but wheat has a great demand for fertilizer, at least 400 kilograms per hectare.
    It may take a long time before mass adoption

    .
    Cameroon will produce more than 400,000 tons of wheat a year by sowing seeds in hills and mountains covering 700 to 2,000 square meters, Irad said

    .
    At this stage, the wheat production in Cameroon is still relatively low, only 66 tons/ha, mainly from the Northwest Region and Adamawa Region

    .
    Wheat is the third largest imported grain in Cameroon, after maize and rice

    .
    Wheat Bread Experiment
     
      According to data from the International Trade Center, Cameroon imported more than 548 billion CFA francs ($913 million) of wheat from 2012 to 2017.
    In 2020 alone, it imported 860,000 tons of wheat, with an import value of 156 billion CFA francs ($260 million)

    .
    According to Cameroonian Ministry of Commerce and industry data, wheat imports are expected to reach nearly 900,000 tons in 2022

    .
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