Cotton farmers in the northern region of Cameroon are benefiting from a training program jointly carried out by the Ministry of Basic Education, the Alliance Française de Garoua, the National Confederation of Cotton Producers of Cameroon, and Sodecoton. It is a literacy program designed to help them improve yield.
During a field visit on March 13 to the literacy centers in Badjengo and Dolla, the director of the Alliance française de Garoua praised "the immense success of this project, which targets women in particular”. He indicated that “the beneficiaries attend two-hour classes on how to improve their yields from Monday to Friday. In concrete terms, this literacy project teaches them to read, count and weigh”.
The project has been running for nearly 10 years and has already trained more than 4,000 cotton producers.