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213AgricultureINTRODUCTIONDespite the unfavorable environment, Cameroonian economy in 2014 showed itself resilient through the diversity of its productive base. The disruptions cau- sed by the Boko Haram sect were confined to the Far-North Region. The resilience has stood in 2015- 2016.Production in the primary experienced a 4.7% increase in 2014 against 3.7% in 2013. The sector accounted for 20.4% of GDP and contributed 0.8 point to growth in 2013. There was a surge of cash crops exports in the first quarter 2015, and wood in the first half-year, which was good news for the industry throughout the yearThe policies for the development of rural sector remain focused, among others on: improving the productivity and competitiveness of the fields; modernizing the rural infrastructure and increa- sing production; the sustainable management of natural resources.EXPORT CROPSThe production of industrial and export agriculture increased by 2.9% in 2014 after 6.9% in 2013. It primarily concerns annuityproducts which are: cocoa, coffee, rubber, cotton, banana and palm oil.COCAOIn 2014, cocoa production rose to 2.3% to stand at 281,196 tons. Exports remained virtually stable despite the 25% increase in world prices. In the first quarter 2015 and year on year, the quantities exported grew by 64%; the flow of production in 2014 delayed by the saturation of the port of Douala might explain the jump.Efforts to increase production were: the purchase and distribution of 5.4 million cocoa seedlings; a support granted 938 producers organizations in products and plant equipment to treat 46 430 ha of orchards; the development of 380 ha of plantations within the framework of the Project to support the setting up of some young farmers.COFFEEIn 2014, Arabica coffee production grew by 14.6% after a 30% drop the previous year, to stand at 8,020 tons while Robusta coffee, drop- ped by 19.2% in 2013 and increased by 19.2%, to come to 37,115 tons.LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN


































































































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