New Technology and Processes Deliver Impressive Results for Chede 2012 Coffee Season

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The 2012 Chede coffee campaign is moving into full gear as the Muambong Centre of the national pilot project on fully washed coffee begins to deliver impressive results in terms of the quality and quantity of cherry processed so far by the ecological pulping machine installed last year. At the current pace, the Muambong . . . → Read More: New Technology and Processes Deliver Impressive Results for Chede 2012 Coffee Season

Chede Selected for Cameroon Washed Coffee Pilot Project

Washed coffee

The Chede Cooperative Union is one of four farmer organizations in Cameroon selected by the Government to participate in a major national pilot project designed to boost the country’s dwindling coffee sector. Officially launched on 9 July 2010 by the Vice Prime Minister in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (www.minader.cm), and the Minister . . . → Read More: Chede Selected for Cameroon Washed Coffee Pilot Project

The International Fairtrade Movement and Prospects for Cameroonian Producer Organisations

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French version: Le mouvement international du commerce équitable et les perspectives pour les organisations paysannes camerounaises (PDF – 380Kb)

Etude Diagnostique Sur l’Agriculture Biologique au Cameroun – Rapport Final

Download Etude Diagnostique Sur l’Agriculture Biologique au Cameroun – Rapport Final (PDF – 980Kb)

Celebrating 2010: The International Year of Biodiversity

CHEDE, which means “abundant harvest” in the Muambong village community in South West Cameroon where the project was started in 1986, joins with the international community in 2010 to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.

The rich biodiversity of the Chede project’s origin and geographical focus in Cameroon was aptly summed up by Richard . . . → Read More: Celebrating 2010: The International Year of Biodiversity

Vers un partenariat à long terme entre CHEDE et l’ESCAIA

Monsieur Olivier Rives, Directeur de l’ESCAIA (Ecole Supérieure de la Coopération Agricole et des Industries Alimentaires), basée à Montpellier, France, a rendu visite le 15 mai dernier, à Chede Cameroun (alias l’Union des Coopératives Chede au Cameroun). Il s’est entretenu notamment avec Michael Njume Ebong, Directeur Exécutif de Chede Cameroun, et Variette Mbakop, Responsable . . . → Read More: Vers un partenariat à long terme entre CHEDE et l’ESCAIA

Cameroon Government’s Pilot Programme for Cocoa, Coffee, and Cotton (2P3C)

The Pilot Programme for Cocoa, Coffee, and Cotton (2P3C) is one of several initiatives by the Cameroon Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) aimed at increasing the productivity and produce quality of the commodity sector of the country. In 2009 the Pilot Programme provided a grant of 23 Million FCFA to Chede Cooperative . . . → Read More: Cameroon Government’s Pilot Programme for Cocoa, Coffee, and Cotton (2P3C)

Cameroon’s Emergency Food Programme Moves Into Stride

In the context of its emergency food security programme designed to boost food production in the country, the Cameroon Government has elected to partner with Chede Cooperative Union Ltd for the production of maize in Kupe Muanenguba Division. The government will provide Chede with basic inputs and Chede will organize and support its village . . . → Read More: Cameroon’s Emergency Food Programme Moves Into Stride

European Market Opens Up For Cameroon Fair Trade And Organic Honey

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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

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

Le paysan Camerounais est le moteur de la croissance économique

Au moment où l’on s’accorde à tous les niveaux pour redynamiser d’urgence la production des denrées alimentaires pour contrer la flambée des prix de celles-ci, les organisations paysannes du Cameroun s’attendaient à juste titre à prendre royalement la tête des défilés et autres célébrations qui viennent de marquer avec pompe la 36è édition de . . . → Read More: Le paysan Camerounais est le moteur de la croissance économique

Chede Agric Project selected as international agricultural research test site

Building on Chede Partnership Agreements with the Cameroon Institute for Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, and the World Vegetable Center, the Chede Agric Project in Muambong, Cameroon, has become a premier testing site for some of the world’s best research products emanating from local and international agricultural research institutions.

Chede completes major new report on the international fair-trade movement

Chede Cooperative Union (CHEDE-CAMEROON) has completed a major report for the Cameroon Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the international fair-trade movement and the prospects for farmer organizations in Cameroon.

The report finds that on the supply side of the fair-trade movement, certified producer organizations are concentrated in Latin America which accounts for . . . → Read More: Chede completes major new report on the international fair-trade movement

Uplands Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd expands cocoa nursery

The Uplands Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd is expanding its cocoa nursery in Cameroon by adding over ten thousand cocoa seedlings. Cooperative members have planted over the past five years or so over 100,000 cocoa trees.

La problématique des jeunes agriculteurs

Cet article s’inspire des enseignements tirés des efforts de développement agricole et communautaire menés depuis 1986 par le réseau Chede des organisations paysannes notamment dans le département de Kupe et Muanenguba (DKM), au Sud-Ouest du Cameroun.  Le département concerné est entièrement rural et la population dépend essentiellement des produits de la terre. Les produits . . . → Read More: La problématique des jeunes agriculteurs

Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa

This study discusses agricultural development in Africa as a strategy for poverty eradication, using Cameroon as case study and the village as vantage-point.

The South West Province of Cameroon and more particularly Kupe-Muanenguba Division of that Province serve as points of reference. The focus is on small and medium-size farmers concentrated in the rural . . . → Read More: Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa