Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

Cameroon: 1,000 hectares of plantain to be developed in the North-West

Business in Cameroon) – In the framework of “Grassfields Rural Infrastructure and Participatory Development Support Programme” financed by the African Development Bank (ADB), the North-West region plans to develop 1,000 hectares of plantain in Widikum. This was recently announced during the official launch of the second phase of the project which aims to provide the said Grasslands regions with rural infrastructure and agricultural projects enabling the fight against poverty.

Some 159 kilometres of rural road are to be improved in order to facilitate taking agricultural products to market, generally located in urban areas. The second phase of the project has a budget of 19 billion FCFA of which 12.7 billion FCFA to be raised by the ADB. This follows an agreement signed by December 16, 2013 between ADB and the Cameroonian government.