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Agriculture:Cameroon pumps in 1.8 billion CFA to boost plantain production in the Easten region

The Agropoles project from the ministry of Economy, whose aim is to create income-generating activities in rural areas, and increase agricultural and livestock production in order to limit foodstuffs imports, has just launched the Mpagne plantain Agropole, in the town of the same name located in the Eastern region of Cameroon.

Sponsored by the Société d’Actions Prioritaires Intégrées de Développement Agricole au Cameroun (Sapidacam - Company of Integrated Priority Actions for Agricultural Development of Cameroon), this agropole represents an investment of FCfa 1.8 billion, we learnt from official sources. The goal is, through this project, to develop the production of plantain in Mpagne and the surrounding area, thanks to farms which will cover 2700 hectares in total. There are plans to also build 20 km of roads, to facilitate the removal of products and access to the farms.

According to the developers of the Mpagne plantain agropole and officials at the ministry of Economy, this project will enable the creation of approximately 500 direct jobs and over 3,000 temporary jobs during peak season.

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