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Cameroon – East: CFAF 450 million to fight against food insecurity

Written by Deckson N.

Funded 90% by the European Union💶, the Project to Support Economic Empowerment and Food😋 Security was recently launched in Bertoua.

Contribute to the sustainable improvement of the food security of local populations and displaced persons in the Eastern Region. This is the aim of the Economic Empowerment and Food Security Support Project (ASPA). Funded approximately 90% by the European Union, it was officially launched on 26 April 2017 in Bertoua.

Looking back at this news, Integration of May 8 says that the project is a response to the challenges facing the Eastern region. “The massive influx of refugees fleeing🏃🏃 the CAR crisis has increased the demographic pressure in the region. This situation aggravates food insecurity in a host environment where the agricultural incomes of the local populations are already very modest, ” one reads.

More concretely, the weekly reports, “the project strengthens the technical, institutional and organizational capacities of the actors of the fish🐟, plantain and cassava sectors, notably in the municipalities of Bertoua 1st, Mandjou and Ketté. It will also involve improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products, as well as their derivatives. In particular, with regard to the development of these sectors, the objective is to revitalize the civil society organizations and the municipalities of this locality, while sharing experiences and good practices “.

An important project for the EU, said the head of the EU diplomatic mission in Cameroon. “EU support demonstrates the importance we attach to the development of rural areas in general and, in particular, to the revival of the economy in this region facing major structural problems of development, Must respond to the challenges of hosting Central African refugees, “said Françoise Collet.

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