The quality of Cameroonian cocoa continues to concern operators in the sector and local public authorities. In spite of efforts over years to improve it, the quality of Cameroonian cocoa “remains almost the same as before”, states a coffee-cocoa inter-profession report. Indeed, we learn, that during the last cocoa campaign which officially ended last 15 July, almost 97% of the beans exported were grade II, while “only 81% of the beans were reported as inspected”, out of the 239,700 tons marketed.
In other words, in spite of measures taken by public authorities as well as by management in the sector, numerous exporters do not have their beans inspected before export. According to our sources, it is evident from analysis of the inspection reports from the last campaign, that a volume of 195,818.152 tons were subjected to quality inspection, against 220,595 tons inspected during the prior campaign.