The leaders of Soyobeans Processing Industry of Cameroon (Soproicam) are angry. Yves Kollo Atangana, the managing director of Soproicam, revealed the difficulties in supplying this soybean processing unit with raw material, as a result of a recent descent into the production areas of the oilseed sector due to the export of local production to Nigeria.
In spite of the investments made by this agro-industrial company in the supervision of producers and the availability of inputs, these producers do not hesitate to sell their products to Nigerian traders who scour the Cameroonian markets, and offer producers much more attractive prices.
“This is a good thing for the peasant. But it is the currencies that come out of the country. We have to transform this soybean, the local market needs it. The State wants to promote animal husbandry. To achieve this, we need the meal that participates, in large part, in the feeding and production of livestock, “argues Yves Kollo Atangana, who requires the assistance of the State to curb the phenomenon.
As a reminder, Soproicam is an agro-industrial unit located in the town of Yato, near the city of Douala. In the long term, it aims to produce 50 tons of soybean oil per day. Same for cake.