The General Secretary of the Cameroonian Ministry of Agriculture, Jean Claude Eko’o Ekouafane, inaugurated on 6 October 2016 in Ebolowa, in the Southern region of the country, a cocoa processing workshop, established within the Regional School of Agriculture (CRA) located in this city.
This workshop is the result of the partnership between this Cameroonian training school and the local Public Agricultural Education and Training School (EPLEFA) of Nanterre, France.
According to Antoine Mbida, Director of CRA, in addition to the students of this training centre, the new practical workshop will be open to other students from Cameroon and beyond, as well as groups of producers desirous to be trained in chocolate production techniques.
The chocolate thus produced at the CRA’s workshop in Ebolowa will be locally sold. But, the management of the training centre have the ambition of turning it into a national brand susceptible of gaining external markets.