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Detail

Area
Cameroon
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Oil palm
Date
01/01/2015
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector development
Description
Granted public funding to increase the production and free distribution of certified planting material to farmers, in an effort to stimulate domestic palm oil production.
Notes
New government plans aim at increasing the country’s palm oil output by 26 percent over the coming three years. To achieve this target, 10 000 ha would be planted each year using high-yielding seedlings provided by Cameroon’s Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD). IRAD will receive public funding to increase its seed production capacity, and seedlings will be distributed for free to farmers. Currently, the country’s area under oil palm is estimated at 160 000 ha. Annual palm oil output is reported at 230 000 tonnes, whereas domestic consumption is estimated at 325 000 tonnes per year.