25, June 2016
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Henri Eyebe Ayissi has handed over to the Farmers’ cooperatives of the South and Centre Regions four pairs of Cassava transformation machines worth 50 million FCFA. The gifts were handed on the 24th of June 2016 at the venue of the Development and Valorization Program of Roots Tubers and Plantains at Nkolbisson.
The machines donated are four types and specialized in processing the locally consumed stuff such as Miondo, Bobolo or batong, metumba, Cassava flour, and chips, and Gari. While handing the equipment he asked recipients to apply diligence as a watchful tool so to boost food production.
The Minister also visited the National Training Centre for Experimentation of Agricultural Machines where modern farming equipment such as tractors is kept. The Centre is specialized in training drivers and technicians on the use of tractors as farming equipment. The modern equipment has been put in place by the government to promote second Generation Agriculture.
Sama Ernest (Cameroon Concord News Group)