By the end of this year, an additional 20,000 tonnes of palm oil will be produced in Sombo (Centre), Bakingili et Mamfé (South-West) and Teze (North-West). This was revealed during a recent visit to the 5,000 tonne capacity per unit industrial oil factories built in the production zone.
These industrial plants were put in place within the framework of the Palm Oil Competitiveness and Productivity Improvement Plan, implemented by the Cameroonian government with the technical support of the FAO and the UNIDO. The programme, which ends at the end of 2014, highlights Coordinator Mbi Oruh Michaël, will be taken up by the Cameroonian government which will provide full financing.
This has been done with the aim of continuing to boost the palm oil sector in the country, whose national production is officially estimated at 270,000 tonnes for a demand that generally reaches 385,000 tonnes. The 20,000 tonnes which will come from the above-mentioned four new factories will gradually help to reduce the deficit which major local producers such as Socapalm have been addressing by way of imports.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/four-new-factories-to-increase-palm-oil-production-by-20-000-tonnes-in-cameroon)