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Improve cocoa quality with Samoa ovens
Construction, user guide and advantages


15/07/14
Focus
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.
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15 Jul 2014
Constructing Samoa ovens
Choose the site where the oven will be constructed.
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15 Jul 2014
Cocoa drying in Samoa ovens
1. Verify the position of the grillage in the fireside
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15 Jul 2014
What to do if Samoa oven is not functioning well
What to do if Samoa oven is not functioning well
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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.
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15 Jul 2014
“Government should help farmers install Samoa ovens,”
What are the strong points of Samoa ovens?
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15 Jul 2014
Cocoyam farming
Production techniques, diseases and management
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03 Jun 2014
Coco yam (macabo) production
Coco yams are cultivated for their tubers and their leaves that are eaten boiled as vegetables.
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03 Jun 2014
Maintaining a cocoyam plantation
The main maintenance operations can be summarized in three or four hoe weeding and mulching in turns.
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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.
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03 Jun 2014
Expenditure, profits involved in cocoyam farming
Start up investment in cocoyam farming
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03 Jun 2014
“Buyers follow me to the farm”,
How much cocoyam have you harvested this year ?
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03 Jun 2014
Profitable fish farming

- Creating a fish pond
- Feeding and harvesting fish

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02 Jun 2014
In land fish production
Kinds of fish grown in Cameroon
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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.
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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?
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02 Jun 2014
Commercial maize production
- Production techniques, Diseases and prevention, Where to get seeds and farmers’ experiences
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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.
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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.
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02 Jun 2014
“When gov’t fails to subsidize maize seeds, farmers suffer”,
How much seeds do you expect to produce this year?
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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.
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02 Jun 2014
Contacts of maize seed producers NW
Contacts of maize seed producers NW
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02 Jun 2014
Contacts of maize seed producers in the NW (cont’d)
Contacts of maize seed producers in the NW (cont’d)
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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.”
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02 Jun 2014
Conservation agriculture and organic farming compared
Organic farming has positioned itself as the current state of the art in "green" agriculture.
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02 Jun 2014
Cameroon’s agricultural best rewarded

- The winners
- Their impression
- What next

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28 May 2014
Presentation of the winners
Model Farmer, Forest Zone with Two Rainy seasons (Sud)
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28 May 2014
Presentation of the winners
Rodrigue Tchana, a model of Youth dynamism in the Nun
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28 May 2014
Presentation of the winners
Tanty, the yellow Jersey on “Made in Cameroon”
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28 May 2014
Special prizes
Jean Pierre Imélé, best Promoter, organic farming
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28 May 2014
They also merited winning
Something striking was apparent among the nominees of agric awards 2013. Everyone believed in his chances...
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28 May 2014
Cassava: Earn more with new varieties
Cassava is now offering new opportunities in the production of planting material, large-scale production of tubers for consumption as well as...
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17 Apr 2014
" The Seed law requires that the multiplier be trained "

What are the functions of the seed certification service in the cassava sector ?

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17 Apr 2014
Research promotes more productive varieties of cassava
Short production cycle, tolerance or resistance to cassava diseases and higher yields are some arguments that research give in favour of new cassava varieties developed in Cameroon
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17 Apr 2014
5 new cassava varieties from IITA
They are seen to be the most productive among the other fifteen.
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17 Apr 2014
How to produce cassava
Cassava can give very high yields per hectare, provided that the cuttings are of high quality and that all stages of production are carried out well.
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17 Apr 2014
« We provide technical support to producers »
PNDRT has been born again after ending its operations and its official were appointed late last year. What's new ?
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17 Apr 2014
“I expect the yields to triple,”
What varieties of cassava do you multiply ?
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17 Apr 2014
Protection against diseases
Cassava diseases should be prevented or combated effectively if not the farmer risk experiencing a big drop in production.
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17 Apr 2014
Profitable yam sett multiplication
- Multiplication techniques and yam production
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25 Feb 2014
Importance of mini sett multiplication technique
Beneficiaries of the technique
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25 Feb 2014
Rapid multiplication of yam setts by the mini sett technique
Rapid multiplication of yam setts by the mini sett technique
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25 Feb 2014
The rapid multiplication Process
Materials needed
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25 Feb 2014
Yam growing, a passion
Yam cultivation is a passion for Mama Shiri Elizabeth who at her early seventies still exhibits a passion for growing different species of yam.
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25 Feb 2014
Provisional exploitation cost and profit for 2000 yam setts in Commercial yam production
Expenditure on equipment for the first year
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25 Feb 2014
“I am selling yams because it is good business”
What inspired you to start selling yams?
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25 Feb 2014
Sweet and Irish potatoes,Make money with high yielding varieties
Production techniques, storage and farmers’ experiences
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21 Feb 2014
Sweet potato production
Sweet potato is cultivated for it’s tubers that are very rich in energy that serves as food for humans and livestock.
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21 Feb 2014
Preparing Irish potato seeds, planting and maintenance
Unlike some plants, potatoes can be seeded in two different ways.
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21 Feb 2014
Provisional exploitation cost of 1 hectare of Irish potato farm
Material needed for the first six months
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21 Feb 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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