Core area “Transformation of agriculture and food systems” Modernising the agricultural sector
The focus is on training, improved cultivation and production methods (through better seeds, for example), the reduction of post-harvest losses, water management, and infrastructure development (especially transport routes to improve access in rural regions).
Under the BMZ's Special Initiative “Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems”, a Green Innovation Centre has been established. It supports value chain development for cocoa, cotton, potatoes, sesame, nuts, milk and poultry by disseminating technical innovations and offering training for small farmers and agricultural extension officers.
At the end of 2019, a project was launched in cooperation with the European Union to improve cotton production in Cameroon.