The Cameroonian government is preparing the installation of onion processing units in four regions across the country. The initiative aligns with Phase 2 of the Commodity Value-Chain Development Support Project (PAFDA) backed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
According to businessincameroon.com, Hélène Misse Marrigoh, PAFDA-Coordinator in Cameroon, has launched the recruitment of a consultant to carry out the environmental and social impact assessment relating to the installation of the processing units. The result of this study will be a guideline to mitigate, avoid, eliminate or compensate for the adverse effects the project may have on the environment. Interested bidders have until August 1, 2022, to respond.
AfDB supports crop production
Apart from this program, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has made US$67.2 mln available to Cameroon to support the country’s crop and grain production. The money will be provided through facility approved by the institution to help African countries withstand the negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
"The AfDB investment will help Cameroon produce 221,449 tons of maize, 172,000 tons of rice, 9,750 tons of sorghum, 24,000 tons of potatoes, 45,000 tons of palm oil, 4,000 tons of soybeans, (and) 120,000 tons of additional vegetable crops (tomatoes, in particular)," the Bank said in a July 15 statement.