Priority area Rural development Modernising the agricultural sector

At the request of the Cameroonian government, Germany has been supporting rural development in the country since 2015.

Harvesting yams in a local farm in Bafia, Cameroon

Harvesting yams in a local farm in Bafia, Cameroon

Harvesting yams in a local farm in Bafia, Cameroon

Activities focus on the three less developed regions in northern Cameroon. Priority is being given to training, improved farming and production methods, the reduction of post-harvest losses, and water management.

As part of the BMZ's special ONE WORLD – No Hunger initiative, a Green Innovation Centre is being established. It supports value chain development for cocoa, potatoes and poultry by disseminating technical innovations and offering training for small farmers and agricultural extension officers. Thanks to a triangular cooperation arrangement between Germany, Cameroon and Israel, the programme is being expanded to include the mango and fruit tree value chain.