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Cameroon's CDC exports lowest banana volume in 13 years

In August this year, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) exported only 1,488 tons of banana, its worst monthly export performance since 2005, according to the Cameroon Banana Association.The volume is just a fraction more than one sixth of the volume exported in August last year (8,560 tons).

During the period under review, the CDC slightly exceeded the volume exported by Boh Plantations which stood at 1,164 tons. Meanwhile, the banana market leader Haut Penja Plantation Company, exported 12,261 tons.

Sources said the poor performance by CDC is due to Anglophone separatists’ violent protests which have been ongoing for more than a year in the South-West region of Cameroon, where CDC owns all its plantations. The situation led the company to suspend operations, leaving employees jobless. noted that the CDC, which also operates rubber plantations, is still the country’s second largest employer (after the Civil Service).

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