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Construction of Samoa cocoa oven
For Cameroon cocoa farmers to market cocoa internationally, they sun dry the wet cocoa beans or use an artificial means called ovens to dry the cocoa.
la suite
15 Jul 2014
Constructing Samoa ovens
Choose the site where the oven will be constructed.
la suite
15 Jul 2014
Cocoa drying in Samoa ovens
1. Verify the position of the grillage in the fireside
la suite
15 Jul 2014
What to do if Samoa oven is not functioning well
What to do if Samoa oven is not functioning well
la suite
15 Jul 2014
Rescue South West from smoky cocoa
Most farmers in the South West, despite the introduction of Samoa ovens, still use obsolete cement ovens to dry cocoa beans leading to smoke-smelling cocoa.
la suite
15 Jul 2014
“Government should help farmers install Samoa ovens,”
What are the strong points of Samoa ovens?
la suite
15 Jul 2014
Cocoyam farming
Production techniques, diseases and management
la suite
03 Jun 2014
Coco yam (macabo) production
Coco yams are cultivated for their tubers and their leaves that are eaten boiled as vegetables.
la suite
03 Jun 2014
Maintaining a cocoyam plantation
The main maintenance operations can be summarized in three or four hoe weeding and mulching in turns.
la suite
03 Jun 2014
Some cocoyam diseases, symptoms, and treatment
Cocoyam like other crops is susceptible to viral, fungi and other disease attacks that can reduce yields drastically if not treated or prevented.
la suite
03 Jun 2014
Expenditure, profits involved in cocoyam farming
Start up investment in cocoyam farming
la suite
03 Jun 2014
“Buyers follow me to the farm”,
How much cocoyam have you harvested this year ?
la suite
03 Jun 2014
Profitable fish farming

- Creating a fish pond
- Feeding and harvesting fish

la suite
02 Jun 2014
In land fish production
Kinds of fish grown in Cameroon
la suite
02 Jun 2014
How to supply water to the pond
Water supply to the pond as well as emptying excess water is completely controlled by pipes.
la suite
02 Jun 2014
“Innovations will increase the quantity of fresh fish yields,”
You recently went to Nigeria to study inland fish farming. What aspects did you want to see?
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Commercial maize production
- Production techniques, Diseases and prevention, Where to get seeds and farmers’ experiences
la suite
02 Jun 2014
How to produce maize
Maize can be cropped several times in most areas in tropical Africa provided there is still moisture in the ground.
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Maintenance in the maize field
Maintenance of the farm is a function of the kind of planting, whether you tilled and planted or you made mounts or ridges before planting.
la suite
02 Jun 2014
“When gov’t fails to subsidize maize seeds, farmers suffer”,
How much seeds do you expect to produce this year?
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Increasing cost of production threatens maize seed sector
The government has involved private producers in the maize seed sector in order to ensure quality planting material.
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Contacts of maize seed producers NW
Contacts of maize seed producers NW
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Contacts of maize seed producers in the NW (cont’d)
Contacts of maize seed producers in the NW (cont’d)
la suite
02 Jun 2014
No “ankara” and no tilling, higher yields
Farming in the North West region of Cameroon is done by ploughing the soil and burning of the vegetative residue in the farm commonly called “ankara.”
la suite
02 Jun 2014
Conservation agriculture and organic farming compared
Organic farming has positioned itself as the current state of the art in "green" agriculture.
la suite
02 Jun 2014
 
  Development News
Honey Show opens market for honey and wax
The first ever Honey Show organised in Bamenda has opened a market for honey and its by-products especially the bee wax and propolis.
15/07/14
“The company I work with processes bee wax,”
What is so important about bee wax ?
15/07/14
Honey quality is key to external markets
During the three day honey show held in Bamenda last April 9th to 12th, honey farmers were told that honey quality is paramount and there is no room for honey mishandling.
15/07/14
Agriculture is solution to youth unemployment
Although agriculture has lots of employment opportunities, difficulties are preventing even interested youths from finding gainful self-employment in the sector.
15/07/14
  Environment
Environmentalist lauds ban on plastics, blasts application
The ban by the Ministries of Environment and Commerce on the use of plastic bags of up to 60 microns that took effect from the 24th April 2014 has been ...
15/07/14
The Farmer’s Voice had warned against plastics
In TFV 202, we warned of the dangers of plastics to agriculture and environment and proposed solutions. The following article was published in May 2012
15/07/14
Exit plastics, back to nature
The use of plastic bags in Cameroon, those that can easily be carried away by the wind, came to an end last April 24, ....
15/07/14
Farming with trees increases productivity
Agroforestry farmers in the North West Region of Cameroon say farming with trees is significantly improving soil fertility and increasing their crop yields.
15/07/14
  Practical tips
Transportation, storage and disposal of pesticides
A lot of diseases among farmers are linked to the improper use of pesticides and disposal of pesticide wastes.
15/07/14
  Announcement
Cameroon in the spotlight at Agricultural Show
A delegation of actors in the agropastoral sector, through debates and conferences, presented Cameroon’s policy to promote family farming during the Paris Agricultural Show.
15/07/14
 

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