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February 21, 2012

Cameroon halfway to 500,000 tons per year banana export target

Cameroon’s banana sector currently exports 247,210 tons of bananas to the Europe per year, but aims to double that quantity ‘by 2013.’

The president of the banana producers’ union listed some of the challenges to achieving the ambitious target: liberalization of the European banana market that has increased competition from South American producers and reduced some of the protections for producers from the ACP (African Caribbean Pacific region). The high cost of

transportation due to fuel price rises is also having an impact as is the Euro-Dollar exchange rate, lack of portable water, lack of suitable land required for expansion and poor road infrastructure are others.

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