Cameroon’s Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyébé Ayissi (photo), has just launched the 2017 crop year in the three northern regions of Cameroon in Maroua, in the Far North. This new campaign is under the sign of the “reconstitution of agricultural capital“.
Indeed, for more than two years, the northern Cameroon, notably the region of the Far North, is facing the incursions of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram, which, according to Henry Eyébé Ayissi, disorganized “the production systems” and caused “the displacements of the populations” living for the most part on agropastoral activities.
“In 2015 and 2016, we worked on emergency solutions with the special gift of the President of the Republic. We are now committed to sustainable solutions. These include the availability of agricultural inputs, equipment and materials to enable people to resume their activities, and at the same time we are focusing on the availability of quality seeds so that farmers will be able to dispose of these seeds in sufficient quantity “, explained the Minister of Agriculture, unveiling the actions that will make it possible this year to improve the image of agriculture in the northern Cameroon.