Detailed Insight on Cameroon Cocoa & Coffee Quality Monitoring Regulations
Cocoa is one of the key commodities in Cameroon with one of the most complex and authority regulated supply chain. There are millions of farmers in Cameroon who depend solely on the production of cocoa and coffee for their livelihoods. Unfortunately, these farmers face constraints due to climate change, and inadequate access to planting resources and other farm inputs. To balance the sustainable production of cocoa in Cameroon cocoa and coffee quality monitoring regulations have been set up by the NCCB- the regulatory body responsible for managing and supervising the cocoa production industry from production, harvesting, and export.
From Farm through Supply Chains to Regulatory Standards of Quality Cocoa & Coffee
For the quality production and trade of cocoa and coffee-related products, the regulatory body in Cameroon is making significant contributions in key areas, including:
· Livelihood benefits for cocoa farmers
· Environmental benefits for farmers and their farms
· Quality cocoa production benefits both producers and consumers
· Registers cocoa farmers and cooperatives
· The quality of cocoa and coffee meets the set standards
Following these key regulations, NCCB has developed and implemented a comprehensive range of monitoring activities to mitigate vulnerabilities in the production and supply chain of cocoa and coffee. It includes extensive work on risk management, identifying tech-advanced agriculture practices, monitoring environmental changes, and developing sustainably produced quality cocoa for a differentiated market.
To strengthen the supply chain of Cameroon, the best quality cocoa producing country and to support the living standards of farmers, NCCB is identifying supportive and incentive mechanisms through rigorous quality monitoring standards.