Chede Cooperative Union

Based in Cameroon, CHEDE COOPERATIVE UNION (Chede Cameroon) is the pivot of the Chede international development network.

Main objectives/activities

  • Organise village-based farmers into structured groups such as cooperatives and common initiative groups;
  • Provide the farmer groups so organised with comprehensive support services, especially in capacity building, provision of new production technologies, credit schemes, inputs, etc;
  • Promote food processing adapted to the local context;
  • Provide marketing services for the primary and processed products of network members;
  • Advocate for village-sensitive development approaches in Africa.

Ten-year Development Programme

Our ten-year development programme features the following thrusts:

(a) Supporting member cooperatives through capacity building programmes to improve the quality of their traditional cash crops, such as coffee, cocoa, oil palms, etc in order to boost yields and prices for these products;

(b) Providing advisory services to member cooperatives to enable them to increase and sustain the production of traditional food commodities, such as plantains, cassava, yams, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable, especially pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, tomato, onion, mushrooms, etc for local sale and export, and establishing for this purpose research stations and demonstration farms; and progressively expanding the local processing of these products;

(c) Providing member cooperatives with required technical expertise for livestock breeding, processing and commercialization;

(d) At the request of member cooperatives, undertaking technical studies of their community modernization projects, assisting in resource mobilization in support of such projects, and providing or contracting construction and other relevant services as may be required;

(e) Extending the Chede cooperative model to other African countries as well as Chede fair-trade marketing and distribution facilities at the global level, designed to provide the necessary upstream support to their counterparts in Africa and to other small and medium-size African exporters of agricultural and food items.

Members

The following organizations are members of the Chede Network in Cameroon.

NB: CIG stands for Common Initiative Group as defined in the 1992 Cooperative Law of Cameroon on Cooperative Societies and Common Initiative Groups

NAME MAIN CROPS OR ACTIVITY CONTACT
Chede Cooperative Union Ltd (CHEDE)
  • Farmer-support service
  • Food processing
  • Local and export marketing
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
  • +237 75 00 39 60
  • +237 77 81 37 94
  • +237 96 39 08 32
Chede Agric Project CIG (CAP)
  • Applied research
  • On-farm training
  • Seed production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 73 52 70
  • +237 77 81 37 94
Chede Muambong Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd (CHEDE-MUAFCOOP)
  • Coffee and food crops production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
  • +237 75 00 39 60
  • +237 97 39 66 01
Uplands Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd (UPAC)
  • Cocoa production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 961716
Kupe Muanenguba Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd (KUMAFPCOOP)
  • Vegetables and Livestock
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 96 89 47 20
Bangem Area Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd (BAFCOOP)
  • Coffee production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
Tombel Area Farmers Cooperative Society Ltd (TAFCOOP)
  • Cocoa and coffee production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 84 61 36
  • +237 77 33 64 20
Mutengene Bomboko Multipurpose CIG (MBM CIG)
  • Oil palm production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 75 04 22 86
  • +237 77 52 14 58
  • +237 33 39 13 55
Muambong Development Association (MDA)
(NGO)
  • Community development
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 96 68 36 51
  • +237 79 80 27 38
Muantah Gentle Ladies CIG (MGL)
  • Food crops and vegetable production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
  • +237 96 27 93 35
Cameroon Cassava Group CIG (CCG)
  • Cassava production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
  • +237 75 00 39 60
Bebun Livetsock CIG
  • Livestock
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
Ambass Farmers CIG
  • Food production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 75 41 21 62
Tombel Plantain Farmers CIG (TPF)
  • Plantain production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 18 45 23
Captain Bates Farms
  • Food crops
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 91 87 97
Partnership for Productivity Foundation (PFPF)(NGO)
  • Agricultural development
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 77 72 16
Regional Centre for Conservation and Development (RECODEV)(NGO)
  • Forestry/nature protection
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 75 14 76 05
Tombel and Bangem Bee Farmers Association (TOBA)
  • Bee farming
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 33 39 13 55
  • +237 75 00 39 60
Rural Development and Environmental Facility (RUDEF)(NGO)
  • Rural development
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 75 69 87 34
Batoke Livestock CIG (BALIV)
  • Livestock production
Email:

Telephone:

  • +237 77 67 38 34