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Cameroon Government to boost, modernize food production in northern regions

The government of Cameroon is looking forward to boosting and modernizing food production in the three northern regions.

The revelation was made at the launch of the 2023 farming season in Guider, North Region on Friday, June 2, 2023, by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel Mbairobe.

According to the minister, the launch and donations are to help in improving the productivity of farmers and help them achieve food self-sufficiency.

Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development indicate that the Far North Region is the biggest producer of onion, rice, beans, and different species of millet in the country.

While standing tall, these cash crops including others like maize, sweet potatoes, a variety of vegetables, and fruits are cultivated under difficult climatic conditions marked by low rainfall levels and prolonged dry season.

It is in this context that more improved methods like fertilizers and pesticides, better farming tools, and training are being brought in to minimize enormous post-harvest losses.

The launch comes at a time when the government is stepping up efforts to increase food and crop production in the Far North Region in the face of reoccurring food insecurity.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

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