If it was all up to the Cameroonian minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana , everybody would be involve in the production of cocoa in the country. “Cocoa is sold at FCfa 1,500 per kilogram at the farm gate. We have never had such an opportunity to fight against poverty. We want to see our fellow citizens get into the production of cocoa in order for us to reach our target of 600,000 tons in 2020”, he declared on 1st December during a press conference announcing the opening of the Festicacao 2015 on 3rd December.
According to the government member, the opportunities available in the cocoa sector through its different components these days, are such that “cocoa is the sure asset of the Cameroonian economy”. An even surer asset since, he added, “it changes village economies”, a segment gathering the overwhelming majority of socio-economically disadvantaged populations.