Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 ECCAS Coffee Export Strategy

The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production... The rationale of the strategy arises from the decrease in coffee production experienced by the ECCAS countries in the last twenty years. It envisages repositioning ECCAS countries on the world coffe market through the development of professional and sustainable value-chains, beneficial to all stakeholders. The main objectives of the strategy are: 1) to increase production and improve quality of coffee in the ECCAS countries; 2) to improve competitiveness of production chains in ECCAS; 3) to promote consumption of coffee coming from ECCAS countries. The document also provides an overview of the sector performance across the ECCAS country members and analyses the dynamics of the coffee world market.

Coffee Coffee

2011 ECCAS Cotton and Textile Export Strategy

The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able... The strategy envisages the creation of a competitive and integrated value-chain, able to produce cotton and related products of high quality and export them on international markets, thus contributing to reduce poverty through a fait distribution of income. The document provides an analyses of the cotton value chain performance across the different country members of ECCAS, and it outlines a strategy framed around five main strategic objectives: 1) increase the production of cotton while improving its quality and profitability; 2) improving and ensuring the quality of cotton in the region; 3) sustain and foster the transformation of cotton into final products within the region; 4) strengthen the promotion and the commercialization of cotton and textiles products produced in the ECCAS region; 5) develop and improve the valorisation of products from seed crushing. The document provides a detailed implementation framework identifying responsible authorities and detailed actions policies to be taken.

Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry Cotton, Garment Industry, Textile Industry

2010 Banana Plantain Export Strategy (Stratégie de Développement de la Filière Banane Plantain au Cameroun)

The Cameroon Banana Plantain Export Strategy envisages the creation of an organized,... The Cameroon Banana Plantain Export Strategy envisages the creation of an organized, well-structured and competitive value chain, able to consolidate its presence in the current export markets and to expand in new ones. This will allow all actors across the industry to improve their quality of life and increase their financial resources. To achieve this goal, the Strategy pursues four main strategic objectives involving the reinforcement of the structure of the value chain, the shift of production towards varieties with higher potential of consumption, the establishment of alternative and efficient channels of finance for food crops, the improvement of trade information and trade promotion. The document also provides an analysis of the current situation of the banana plantain value chain; it outlines different potential scenarios and it details an action plan for implementation.

Banana Plantain Banana Plantain

2010 Cassava Export Strategy (Stratégie de Développement de la Filière Manioc su Cameroun)

The strategy envisages the creation of a well-structured and organized cassava value... The strategy envisages the creation of a well-structured and organized cassava value chain, increasingly industrialized and able to compete on the national, regional and international market. The cassava industry will therefore contribute to reducing poverty and improving life conditions in Cameroons people, fostering economic growth and creating employment. The strategy rotates around four main strategic objectives involving the reinforcement of the structure of the value chain, the study and the assessment of the main issues related to the industrialization of the sector, the improvement of market information according to the priorities of the sector, and the establishment of alternative and efficient channels of finance for food crops. Two potential scenarios are outlined, each one involving different expected results. Finally, a detailed implementation framework is provided.

Cassava Cassava

2009 Cameroon ADB Country Strategy Paper

The document sets the framework of the African Development Bank (ADB) assistance... The document sets the framework of the African Development Bank (ADB) assistance to Cameroon for the period 2010-2014, aiming at increasing the efficiency and trasparency of public financing and spending; improving business climate; facilitating access to land; improving the road network, the electrical network, public infrastructures and water supply.

2009 Coffee Export Strategy (Cameroon Coffee Sector Development Strategy)

The strategy aims at transforming the Cameroon coffee sector into a professionalized... The strategy aims at transforming the Cameroon coffee sector into a professionalized and sustainable sector, economically profitable for all stakeholders, re-establishing Cameroon as a main world exporter. Hence, the strategy rotates around three main general objectives: 1) to increase the volume of production and to improve quality; 2) to streamline internal marketing and professionalize the operators of the sector; 3) to conquer new markets with a competitive coffee. The document also outlines the historical evolution of the sector and it provides an overview of its weaknesses and strengths. Finally, it envisages two potential results scenarios and it sets a framework for implementation including a detailed action plan, estimated costs and implementing actors.

Coffee Coffee

2009 Document de Stratégie pour la Croissance e l'Emploi (DSCE)

The Document de Stratégie pour la Croissance e l'Emploi (DSCE) sets the... The Document de Stratégie pour la Croissance e l'Emploi (DSCE) sets the framework for development policies, public spending, governmental and international actions. It promotes interaction with civil society and sets guidelines for further analytical research. The document envisages transforming by 2035 Cameroon into an emergin economy, engaged in a process of social and economic development, democratic and united and yet diversified. To pursue this vision, the document outlines four main general objectives: 1) reduce poverty to a socially acceptable level; 2) become a middle-income country; 3) reach the stage of newly industrialized countries; 4) strengthen national unity and consolidate democracy, promoting the ideals of peace, freedom, justice, social progress and narional solidarity.

2009 Growth and Employment Strategy Paper

The strategy provides a review of past and current development policies, outlining... The strategy provides a review of past and current development policies, outlining the macroeconomic and socieconomic situation of the country, as well as the major sector challenges, opportunities and threats. The strategy envisages transforming by 2035 Cameroon into an emerging and democratic country, united in diversity. In alignment with this vision, the strategy identifies four general development objectives to pursue by 2035: 1) reducing poverty to a socially acceptable level; 2) becoming a medium income country; 3) becoming a Newly Industrialized country; and; 4) reinforcing national unity and consolidating the democratic process. Hence, the strategy outlines a growth strategy, an employment strategy, and guidelines for state governance and strategic management, macroeocnomic and budgetary stability. The growth strategy focuses on infrastructure development, modernization of production processes, human development, regional integration and diversification of commercial transactions. Priority is given to sign regional agreements with neighbouring countries and deepen the legal framework with developed and emerging economies. The employment strategy aims to increase decent employment opportunities, and it focuses on improving the efficiency of the job market and facilitating the match of labour demand and supply.

2007 UNDAF Cameroon 2008 - 2012

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) sets the cooperative frame between... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) sets the cooperative frame between the United Nations and the Government of Cameroon and it outlines five main cooperation domains: 1) assistance for sustainable growth; 2) social development; 3) governance; 4) crisis prevention and management; 5) environment.

2004 Programme National d'Investissement

The National Investment Programme finances specific programs aiming at enhancing economic and... The National Investment Programme finances specific programs aiming at enhancing economic and social welfare, improving infrastructures, ensure sustainable growth and good governance.

Beef, Maize, Palm Oil Beef, Maize, Palm Oil

2003 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Cameroon 2003

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) is a framework for blending economic... The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) is a framework for blending economic and social policies into a coherent set for accelerating growth and fighting poverty in a sustainable fashion. It focuses on 7 key strategic areas: 1) promoting a stable macroeconomic framework; 2) strengthening growth by diversifying the economy; 3) revitalizing the private sectore as the main engine of growth and a partner in delivering social services; 4) developing basic infrastructures and natural resources while protecting the environment; 5) accelerating regional intergration in the framework of CEMAC; 6) strengthening human resources and the social sector and facilitating the integration of vulnerable groups into the economy; 7) improving the institutional framework, administrative management, and governance.

Aquaculture, Beef, Beverage Industry, Cereals, Chemicals, Cocoa, Coffee, Construction Materials, Cotton,... Aquaculture, Beef, Beverage Industry, Cereals, Chemicals, Cocoa, Coffee, Construction Materials, Cotton, Fisheries, Food Industry, Forestry, Fruits, Livestock, Milk, Palm Oil, Rubber, Starch Crops, Steel, Textile Industry, Vegetables, Wood Industry

2003 Stratégie du développement du secteur rural

The plan discusses the role of the rural sector within Cameroon's economy,... The plan discusses the role of the rural sector within Cameroon's economy, identifying the main constraints to its development. Hence, the plan aims to foster strong, sustainable and equitable growth. To achieve this goal, it focuses on modernizing the production facilities, restructuring the institutional framework, building a favourable economic environment, and managing natural resources in a sustainable way.

Banana Plantain, Beef, Bushmeat, Cereals, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Fisheries, Forestry, Fruits,... Banana Plantain, Beef, Bushmeat, Cereals, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Fisheries, Forestry, Fruits, NWFPs, Palm Oil, Poultry Meat, Rubber (Caoutchouc), Starch Crops, Sugar Industry, Swine Meat, Tobacco, Vegetables