Commercial crops you can grow in Cameroon

In my previous post, I shared with you some steps to follow in order to engage in a commercial farming in Cameroon. Those may not be all the steps to take, but they’re very important.

We’re available to guide you through your plans to start a commercial farming business in Cameroon. It may be putting in place a business plan, choosing a business structure and registration as well as obtaining a farmland for your business.

In one of the steps I mentioned in the last post, you need to come up with your objectives to start a commercial farming business in Cameroon. Before engaging, you need to define what product or service you want to offer.

If you are into crop production, as this is the basis of this series, you need to know what type of crop(s) you wish to farm.

I will be sharing with you some crops you can farm especially if your farming is for commercial purpose. Remember some people engage in farming for subsistence or as social entrepreneurs.

Cameroon, for many years have been known for the production of cocoa, coffee, cotton, banana and lately maize. These are mostly cash crops produced mainly for exports.

However, the growing demand for other farm produces for local consumption and transformation, as well as exports have brought in new opportunities for farm businesses.

To better make a decision, I will separate the products into three – small farm producers, commercial farming and cash crop producers.

1. Small farm businesses

The crops under this category are mainly done by family and small farm owners. The crops are produce mainly for the local market and a small portion of it for their own consumption.

They include coffee, cocoa, pineapples, pepper, mangoes, avocados, papayas, cassava, maize, sorghum, tomatoes, green beans, groundnut and other food crops.

2. Commercial farming businesses

These set produce mainly for commercial purposes. They own bigger farms when compared to the small farm owners. It may range between two and ten hectares of land.

Common crops grown include cocoa, coffee, plantain, sorghum, green beans, tomatoes, beans, groundnuts, cassava, potatoes, rice, maize, white pepper, papaya, pineapple palm trees, etc.

3. Cash crop farming business

These type of commercial farming is engaged by those who have at least 5 or more than a hundred hectares of land. Some producers in this category go in for industrial agriculture.

The main crops include cocoa, coffee, rubber, palm trees, banana, sugar cane, sorghum, pineapple, papaya, tea, white pepper and plantain.

The list above is in-exhaustive as many crops that were considered not good for tropical regions are being experimented in certain areas. Examples include apples, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.

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