Cameroon learns potato lessons from Kenya
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Potato is an important food and nutritional security crop in sub-Saharan Africa. However, a quick look reveals a glaring challenge faced by farmers across the continent: limited access to quality seed potato.
The situation is no different in Cameroon, where national annual production is only 300,000 metric tonnes – well below the national demand estimates of one million metric tonnes. Furthermore, with increased production, Cameroonian farmers could profit through export opportunities with neighboring countries, such as Chad, Gabon, and the Central African Republic, among others.