The Minister’s demand for the need of quality, traceable and durable products in Cameroon’s Cocoa and coffee sectors on the market are as a result of the international demand and the importance these crops play in Cameroon’s economy. The European Union that buys over 80% of Cameroon’s cocoa have set laid down rules to henceforth bar entry of cocoa which do not abide to the draft norms of quality, traceability and durability.
Meanwhile, transformations of local products with respect to the policy of industrialisation and the emergence of our economy by 2035 have been prescribed by H.E Paul Biya. Holland and Germany on their part, have announced 2025 deadline for the restriction of the importation of non-certified cocoa. This will serve as an eye opener to local producers whom as of now transform ¼ of both crops locally.
The cocoa and coffee sectors production have witnessed a direct immersion of more than six hundred thousand families, and an estimated six million people derive their benefit from cocoa and coffee Economy. Annual revenues are estimated at 100billion CFAF.