Cameroon’s 2013-2014 Coffee Export takes an upswing

        Cameroon’s Robusta coffee exports of the 2013- 2014 season increased by 2523 tonnes from 14, 724 tonnes recorded last 2012-2013 season to 17,247 tonnes this campaign.The National Cocoa and Coffee Board (ONCC) revealed.

ARABICA Coffee Drying and Picking in OKU, Bui Division of Cameroon
ARABICA Coffee Drying and Picking in OKU, Bui Division of Cameroon

 With this slight increase in Robusta production which accounts for 95% of the coffee produced in Cameroon, national coffee production, including Arabica, should reach somewhere around 20,000 tonnes in the current season. But this still remains below the 38,127 tonnes produced in 2011-2012 and remains leagues below the cocoa and coffee sector restoration objectives adopted by the Cameroonian government.

In line with measures taken, the government of Cameroon is sourcing to finance a 600 billion FCFA project to restore the cocoa and coffee sub-sectors over a five year period (2015-2020), aimed at raising  Robusta production to 150,000 tonnes and Arabica’s to 35,000 tonnes by 2020. This would bring total production to 185,000 tonnes.

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