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Funding and expertise needed to build modern standard cocoa drying ovens in Cameroon

Requested by

Global Centre for Compliance, Hazards and Disaster Management (GLOCEHADIM)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Recently, the European Union has raised the problem of polycyclic Ara metric hydrocarbon contamination, which is a class of chemical compounds that are very harmful to people and one of the most possible sources of Polycyclic Ara metric hydrocarbon contamination. Cocoa beans are contaminated by fumes, smoke and hydrocarbon from poorly constructed ovens in Cameroon. Since cocoa is an over-produced commodity in the tropics, it needs a swift development project for large scale modernization and improvement program on the existing local structures which are poorly built and located. We believe that a participatory or partnership approach can help match these developmental goals very successfully.

What is your project and how will it help?

The Global Centre for Compliance, Hazards and Disaster Management (GLOCECOHADIM) Cameroon, in partnership with the Tropical Cocoa, Coffee, Palms and Rubber Farmers Councils Unions (TROFACU) Africa, are working with identified grassroots communities in preparation for the construction of modern standard cocoa drying ovens called Mostacodos, using local indigenous innovative materials in 100 identified villages. Each village shall have ten ovens within the forest, coastal and grass fields regions of Cameroon.

It is apparent that the total quality of cocoa in the region would immediately increase since the existing potentials are still under-developed, poorly constructed and not fully exploited. The project will allow resilient farmer system to be flexible enough to produce more quality cocoa under variable conditions. The main objectives are to develop suitable working productive options and to transfer technology for commercial processing of cocoa.

With these measures, farmers will understand the ease of taking part in modern cocoa business, which increases production. The project will help safeguard the future of the cocoa industry and improve the social and economic welfare of the farmers and encourage hands-on learning that empower more women and youths, restoring confidence and trust regarding the use of community serves.

This project is design to allow developing countries to follow our pilot phase so as to enable local farmers, small holders and various governments to enter successfully the traditional quality certification market products on a very large scale and be suitably rewarded. The project is a community based development that shall improve health care and safety as well as provide social services for low income farmers in Cameroon. It shall achieve an optimal balance between economic, social, cultural and environmental goals for the communities. It will break down barriers to local development in Cameroon.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We are soliciting for partnership in project implementation, expertise knowledge, materials, financial and or technological/expertise support to construct one or more ovens to farmers of different localities. This assistance would promote a sustainable cocoa economy, the urgent need to grow more and market it successfully and profitably, increasing farmers incomes, alleviate poverty, create employment and strengthen family ties, local, national, regional and international cooperation.

Please contact us for further information.

Please detail the resources that you need.

The cost estimates for the construction of one modern standard cocoa oven is USD 5,000 and we need to construct 10,000 ovens from 2013-2017.

A detailed budget estimate and implementation plan is available upon request, including project summary, resources required, background information, justification of the project, monitoring, evaluation, financial management system, sustainability, activity schedule, logical framework, institutional capacity, executing organizations, contact persons and all the terms of references.


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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Cameroon

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Job creation and enterprise development

Responses

  • Contact details exchanged
    23 Apr 2016 08:08 GMT

    tb9 ltd
    (For-profit organisation)

    terence bumah says: Hi, I am interested in a partnership to develop a solution for cocoa drying in Cameroon and other cocoa producing countries. Could you please contact me to explore the possibility of collaborating on the initiative? I look forward to your response.