Chede Piggery Project receives support from United Nations Development Programme

Chede collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cameroon has yielded a livestock project for the Muambong community in Kupe Muanenguba Division. This is a pilot pig farming venture based on modern piggery practices.

The project serves as a foundation for training farmers on the modern aspects of animal husbandry. The project is . . . → Read More: Chede Piggery Project receives support from United Nations Development Programme

Chede Network Members Receive State Grants

Three Chede network entities received in 2009 grants from  the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) totalling upwards of 30 million FCFA for the purchase of farm inputs for distribution to the farmers members of these entities.

The entities included Chede Cooperative Union Ltd which received 23 Million FCFA for the purchase of . . . → Read More: Chede Network Members Receive State Grants

Chede produces IRAD certified maize seeds for Cameroon farmer groups

The partnership Convention signed in 2008 between  Chede and IRAD (the Cameroon Research Institute for Agricultural Research for Development) includes Chede’s commitment to disseminate IRAD’s research products to the national farming community.  Improved  foundation maize seeds constitute one of IRAD’s success stories in the past decade of research work.

Chede is capitalizing on this . . . → Read More: Chede produces IRAD certified maize seeds for Cameroon farmer groups

Chede showcases innovative food products

In the past several months Chede’s Food Technology Division has participated in a series of exhibitions in Cameroon at which the Cooperative’s finished food products have been on prominent display.

The largest of these exhibitions was JERSIC 2009 (Journées d’Excellence de la Recherche et de l’Innovation du Cameroun) organized by the Cameroon Ministry of . . . → Read More: Chede showcases innovative food products

Chede takes concrete steps towards strengthening food security in Cameroon

Under the Chede partnership with IITA  (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture: www.iita.org), which dates back to 2007, the field testing of some IITA’s high yielding and disease resistant starchy food crops (plantain, banana and cassava) in  the Chede research farm in Muambong, has taken on a new dimension with the onset of propagation of . . . → Read More: Chede takes concrete steps towards strengthening food security in Cameroon

More Village Farmer Groups Join the Chede Cooperative Union

Chede continues to extend its reach to Cameroonian village farming communities as an increasing number of agricultural cooperative societies and Common Initiative Groups (CIGs) sign up as Chede village network members, a status that entitles them to Chede producer support services and marketing, amongst other benefits.

The latest members include:

Bajoh Area Farmers Cooperative . . . → Read More: More Village Farmer Groups Join the Chede Cooperative Union

Chede establishes a presence in the Bakassi Peninsula of Cameroon

Once a conflict zone claimed in the past decade by both Cameroon and Nigeria, the Bakassi Pensinsula is now fully Cameroonian following the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of 10 October 2002, which recognized full Cameroonian sovereignty over the disputed territory, and the Greentree Agreement of 12 October 2006 by which . . . → Read More: Chede establishes a presence in the Bakassi Peninsula of Cameroon