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Cameroon Partners Nigeria to Boost Banana, Plantain Production

Banana and Plantain farmers in Cameroon and Nigeria have partnered to boost production of the crops in Central African nations. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cameroon, Gabriel Mbairobe, disclosed this to newsmen after a meeting with farmers from both countries in Yaoundé, on Tuesday. Speaking, the minister said, “We are pleased that today actors in the banana and plantain sectors are beginning to find ways to transform the sector.” According to the leader of the Nigerian delegation, “Nigeria is a big African economy with a huge population and Cameroon, a great agricultural country can feed this population. “We will revamp the local economy and increase employment,” he added. Also, representative of a local agroforestry cooperative in Cameroon, Samuel Tony Obam Bikoue, who received the Nigerian delegation to Cameroon, stated that banana is Cameroon’s third largest export product behind oil and wood, noting that the country was working to make it the first export product by 2025.

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