Faith Tantor

GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES

  The World Bank’s 2017 World Development Report entitled Governance and the Law comes as yet another reminder of the complexity of development theories and prescriptionsavailable to development practitioners worldwide. This latest flagship report discusses the full range of normative and positive linkages between the quality dimensions of governance and policy effectiveness leading development outcomes.  …

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The debate on economic growth

Generally defined as the increase in the inflation-adjusted market value of the goods and services produced by an economy over time and calculated as the percentage rate of increase in real gross domestic product (GDP), economic growth is probably the most widely used indicator of the economic progress and wellbeing of nations. → Read More: …

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Africa’s rural development challenges

Until the onset of the Industrial Revolution in about 1750, humanity essentially lived in rural settlements. The first city-based spurts of civilization were recorded some five thousand years ago in the Middle East. According to historians, only 2 percent of the world’s population was urban in 1800, barely two hundred plus years ago. → Read …

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Africa’s economic integration

The Pan-African agenda pursued by Africa’s leadership since the 1950s can be described as a coin with political and economic sides.  A political union, well advanced with the establishment in 1963 of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which subsequently morphed into the African Union (AU) in 2001, was considered, logically, as the pre-requisite for …

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Chede participates actively in an ANOR/PACOM seminar on food safety.

The purpose of this jointly organized ANOR/PACOM seminar was to sensitize the small and medium sized agro-industrial transformation enterprises on the importance of GHPS, HACCP and the constraints observed in exporting their products to the European markets; the seminar also sought to build the capacities and competence of the local food industry, especially export-oriented food …

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Ongoing nature protection projects

CHEDE COOPERATIVE UNION is currently partnering with the Cameroon Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme – UN Environment (UNEP) in the implementation of two major nature protection projects in the South West Region of Cameroon. The two projects, which received significant …

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Chede agric project coffee farm in Muambong

The “Chede Agric Project” may finally receive robust government support for regeneration and expansion in the context of current national efforts to boost coffee production nation wide. . . . → Read More: Chede Agric Project Coffee Farm in Muambong

Chede in partnership with Nestlé Cameroun for the supply of robusta coffee needed for the manufacturing of NESCAFE for local and regional markets.

NESTLE SA, headquartered in Vevy, Switzerland, is not only the world’s biggest food company by any standard but is also a world leader in corporate social responsibility credentials. Not surprisingly therefore, Nestlé seeks to maximise opportunities for local sourcing of the raw materials and semi-processed inputs it needs for the production of its branded products, …

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Latest Cameroon government initiative to boost coffee production

Alarmed by plunging coffee production statistics in recent years, the Cameroon government has initiated yet another strategy designed to salvage the national coffee sector from complete meltdown. Entitled « Programme de Relance et de Développement des Filières Cacao et Café (PRDFCC) : 2015-2020, also known as Public Private Partnership Platform (Pppp) and adopted in September 2014, this …

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Cameroon coffee sector

As a gauge of its importance to the nation, the Cameroon coffee sector provides close to 4 million jobs across its domestic value chain. The vast majority of those jobs are in the rural heartland. That means coffee farming is an eminently rural development endeavour. Coffee growers also happen to fall within the poorest brackets …

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European report on development 2015

This Report addresses ‘combining finance and policies to implement a transformative post-2015 development agenda’. The experience of pursuing the MDGs has provided lessons in terms of countries’ successes and failures that can be applied to using finance and policies to achieve a post-2015 development agenda. This Report draws out some of the lessons that could …

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Rapport Européen sur le développement 2015

Le rapport traite de comment «Associer le financement et les politiques pour mettre en œuvre un programme de développement post-2015 porteur de changement». L’expérience acquise dans le cadre des OMD a permis de tirer des enseignements en termes de réussites et d’échecs nationaux qui peuvent s’appliquer à l’utilisation du financement et des politiques permettant de …

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New multilateral development banks

The recently announced creation of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) represents a major shift in the global finance architecture. Several emerging economies now have the confidence and financial wherewithal to create new multilateral development banks (MDBs) outside the Bretton Woods system that has dominated the decades since …

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Partnering for impacts

Partnerships are vital if we are to make the greatest possible impact on development.This is why the whole global community – governments, businesses, emerging and developing nations, civil society – needs to agree a new partnership to work together and unite behind the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and work together to achieve them. . . …

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EU citizens’ views on development, cooperation and aid

The European Union (EU) and its 28 Member States together remain the world’s biggest aid donor: In 2013 they provided €56.5 billion in official development assistance – more than half of global official aid. The EU has long been a driving force for international cooperation, not only in providing financial support but also in pushing …

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We have made no progress on corruption

Despite significant investment in anti-corruption work over the past 15 years, most systemically corrupt countries are considered to be just as corrupt now as they were before the anti-corruption interventions. A growing number of authors argue that anti-corruption efforts have not worked because they are based on inadequate theory, suggesting that collective action theory offers …

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Farm radio international

In 2011, Farm Radio International (FRI) launched the African Rural Radio Program Analysis (ARRPA) project. ARRPA is the first study of its kind. For donors, radio practitioners and organizations who wish to partner with radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa, ARRPA’s detailed findings and analysis provide a comprehensive picture of the often challenging conditions in which …

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African regional integration

The theme of the African Development Report 2014, “Regional Integration for Inclusive Growth,” recognizes that regional integration is not an end in itself, but rather a tool for enhancing economic growth and fostering inclusion – within and between countries. After decades of relative stagnation, Africa has shown a steady upward improvement in performance in the …

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