Seven new cassava bread flour production units are poised to be launched across Cameroon this year, a move aimed at boosting domestic production and reducing reliance on imports. The announcement came last week from Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriel Mbaïrobe, during the inauguration of the first such plant in Ngoulmakong, South Region.
According to Mbaïrobe, these processing units represent a concrete step towards implementing the import-substitution policy outlined in the National Development Strategy 2020-2030 (SND30). He also told the press that the goal was to significantly increase local production of cassava bread flour, leveraging the immense potential of our cassava cultivation.
Cameroon currently boasts an estimated yearly capacity of one million tonnes of cassava bread flour, derived from its six million tonnes of annual cassava production. However, Mbaïrobe acknowledged that this potential remains largely untapped.
Michel Ange Nga