Core area “Transformation of agri-food systems” Modernising the agricultural sector

At the request of the Cameroonian government, Germany has been supporting rural development in the country since 2015. Activities in the core area “Transformation of agri-food systems” concentrate on the less developed regions in northern Cameroon.

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

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 'ONE WORLD – No Hunger' initiative, 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.