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The 2022/2023 Coffee Season launched in Maroua

The Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gabriel MBAÏROBE, launched the 2022-2023 coffee season at the Founangué Festival grounds in Maroua, capital of the Far North region.

The ceremony organized by the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) had as the theme "Let us consume what we produce". 

This explains why, H.E Gabriel MAIROBE, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) who co-chaired the ceremony with the Minister of Trade stressed that coffee has been identified in the National Development Strategy as a lever for job creation, and that actions are undertaken such as the distribution of supplies, financial resources, and certified plant material for coffee farmers. 

The choice of Maroua to host this ceremony is anchored on the fact that Cameroon is in search of sub-regional, regional and international markets and Maroua, capital of inter-border trade with neighboring countries, occupies a strategic place to contribute to the process of setting up the African continental free trade area (ZLECAFf). 

In his speech, the Minister of Trade H.E. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana invited the NCCB to continue to intensify capacity building workshops in coffee brewing techniques, for the staff of hotels and restaurants, to intensify the program of structuring and training of roasters / processors, in order to discourage young candidates from illegal immigration.  "This is a way to increase employment and fight against unemployment," he said. 

In his speech during the ceremony, the General Manager of the NCCB, Michael NDOPING, announced that during the 2021-2022 season, the national traded production of coffee peaked at 11,557 tons, broken down like this: 10,579 tons for Robusta and 977 tons for Arabica (Click here to download the balance sheet of the 2021-2022 coffee campaign). 

In the spirit of a new dynamism for the coffee industry, the General Manager announced the opening of an NCCB agency in Maroua in the days ahead   

The event was previously marked by the successive interventions of Mr. Omer Gatien MALEDY, Executive Secretary of the Interprofessional Council of Cocoa and Coffee (CICC) and Dr. Sali Babani, Mayor of the city of Maroua.

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