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Cameroon

Welcome to the price transmission page for Cameroon. This page enables you to look into the country and its crops more specifically to gain an understanding of the level of risk and also, to view its historic warning periods per commodity. Select a time range or a specific date to view the data in more detail.

Cameroon

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Background information

Cameroon displays abundant oil resources. Oil consequently represents Cameroon’s main export commodity accounting for about two-fifths of export revenues. Despite the favorable natural endowments, the political government fails to address factors hindering further growth and development such as corruption, unequal income distribution and an unfavorable business environment. All those factors are typical for underdeveloped countries.

Different crops are produced either for domestic consumption and subsistence such as grains and cassava (manioc, tapioca), or for exports such as coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas and oilseed. Overall, the agricultural sector employs more than two-thirds of the total workforce and contributes for nearly one-fifth of the total GDP. The internal cereals demand has to rely by one-fourth on imports though.

As a result, living conditions in the country are rather adverse, as summarized by a score of 0.512 on the HDI (2014). One out of three children under five is malnourished and a third of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. The GHI (2105) highlighted a serious issue affecting Cameroon, which scored 24.2 points. Therefore, the country is participating in a program organized by the WFP with the aim of improving food security for populations at risk, such as school children.