Cameroon and WorldVeg strengthen ties

Cameroon’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) and the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 16 August 2018, officially inking a partnership to work together on strengthening vegetable seed systems, mobilizing and training smallholders to produce certified onion seed, and increasing the supply of traditional African vegetables in the country.

MINADER Minister Henri Eyebe Ayissi and Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa, Regional Director, WorldVeg West and Central Africa Coastal & Humid Regions signed the document in a ceremony at MINADER’s office in Yaoundé.

“Through our partnership with MINADER, we plan to scale up improved and validated vegetable technologies and strengthen capacities of smallholder vegetable farmers in Cameroon,” said Afari-Sefa. “WorldVeg has been working with MINADER for nearly a decade, and we welcome these closer ties, which will ultimately benefit farmers, consumers, and local economies in the country.”

The MINADER team and WorldVeg staff at the signing.

News article on the signing in Cameroon Business Today, 22 August 2018

Signing the MOU: Victor Afari-Sefa (left) and MINADER Minister Henri Eyebe Ayissi.

A handshake confirms the arrangement.

Regine Kamga from WorldVeg Cameroon speaks with reporters after the signing ceremony.