Cameroon plays a key role in the regional agricultural commodity trade in Central Africa. Even though the country faces major challenges persistent undernourishment and increasing imports, its agricultural trade balance is in surplus. Adequate trendy information is thus required to manage the post-harvest liquidity problems, storage and marketing infrastructures in the rural areas. This feasibility study looks into the access and availability of information systems connected to community-based commodity (warrantage) storage operations in Cameroon and proposes recommendations for investment.
Findings suggest that there is limited information system on the security and development of the warrantage storage activities. Structures such as the Information System for Cocoa and Coffee Sectors (SIF) and the National Institute of Statistics (INS) provide information according to the needs of the State. To be effective, however, the study recommends information collection through the simplest communication technologies and dissemination of information that are usable and useful to smallholder farmers.
Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER)
PARM (2017). Feasibility study on information system connected to community warrantage networks in Cameroon (by IRAM). Rome: PARM/IFAD. Available at: http://p4arm.org/document/feasibility-stud…orks-in-cameroon/