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Cameroon: 15,000 cocoa farmers receive subvention

Cocoa farmers who are registered under the “Cargill Cocoa Promise”, have received a subvention of F CFA two Billion from the Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, a partner of Telcar cocoa.

The subvention was presented during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyebe Ayissi in Sangmelima on Thursday September 14.

Addressing various government officials, technical partners and cocoa producers who showed up for the event, Henri Eyebe Ayissi, lauded the initiative stating that it will motivate cocoa farmers.

Speaking at the occasion, Kate Kanyi Tometi Fotso, Chief Executive Officer of Telcar Cocoa, said the donation will be distributed among cocoa producers who will consent to sell their produce to Telcar, a manufacturing company.

The company (Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate), offers high-quality products like cocoa powder, chocolate, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, amonst others.  Thursday’s subvention was well received among the farmers who in turn acknowledged Telcar for the gift.

About the Cargill Cocoa Promise Program

The Cargill Cocoa Promise, was launched in 2012 and is making a real and lasting difference to farmers and their communities across five origin countries – Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Indonesia, Ghana, and Brazil.

The aim is to accelerate progress towards a transparent global cocoa supply chain, enable farmers and their communities to achieve better incomes and living standards, and deliver a sustainable supply of cocoa and chocolate products.


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