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                 LES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN
MAIZE
In 2016, production was 2,101,631 tons, up 1.5% compared to 2015. To improve production, actions focused on: the exploitation of 400 ha of maize crop production fields intended for consump- tion; the production of 37.7 tons of pre-basic seed and 1,181.1 tons of certified seeds. Besides, to ensure people's food security, 2,000 tons of maize were collected and stored in warehouses.
MILLET / SORGHUM
The production of millet /sorghum increased by 10% to stand at 1,144,992 tons in 2016. This increase is due to the expanding of cultivated areas and the introduction of new varieties more resistant to climate change. To improve produc- tion, 25.1 tons of pre-basic and basic seed and 60 tons of certified seed were distributed to far- mers. Moreover, 1,500 tons of sorghum were held as security stocks.
PADDY RICE
In 2016, paddy rice production increased by 12% to stand at 311,674 tons. This improve- ment is due to: further extension of rainfed rice cultivation; the production of 923 tons of basic seed and 2,355 tons of irrigated rice certified seed; the production of 53 tons of master seed, 798 tons of pre-basic, 962 tons of basic seed and 4,182.2 tons of rainfed rice certified seed; the distribution of 252.4 tons of chemical fertili- zers, 2000 litres of insecticides and 4,640 litres of herbicides. In addition, 600 tons of security stocks were built.
ROOTS AND TUBERS
Besides, 600 tons of security stocks were made
In 2016, cassava production is estimated at 5,284,683 tons, up 1.1% compared to 2015. To increase production, 15.1 million certified rooted cuttings, 4.2 million basic and pre-basic cuttings were issued to seed multipliers. In addi- tion, 107 ha of lumber yards were maintained and 7.5 ha created.
Potato production increased by 11% to 384,429 tons. To improve production, 625.2 tons of certified seed were produced and 65 tons of chemical fertilizers distributed.
Yam production is up 2.6%. To improve produc- tion, 35,000 high-yielding seedlings were distri- buted, 9 ha of maintained lumber yards and 3 ha created.
Sweet potato production increased by 8.9%, and coco yam/taro production by 2.5% to stand at 426,899 and 1,801,180 tons respectively. These increases are attributable to the
greater use of improved seeds and better super- vision of producers.
BANANAS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND LEGUMES
In 2016, plantain production was 4,880,305 tons, an increase of 9%, and that of sweet banana rose by 3.3% to stand at 1,118,769 tons. The government's actions in the sector were:
• The production of 1,350,000 plantain seed- lings and 29,540 “vitro plants”;

















































































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