Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé)

14 November 2012

Cameroon: The Nation to Tap from Korea's Agricultural Experience

The Republic of Korea represented by the Korean Ambassador to Cameroon, Cho June- Hyuck has expressed Korean's willingness to contribute to the reinforcement of Cameroon's agricultural competitiveness and job creation while attracting Korean agro-allied enterprises into its markets and the Sub-regional markets in a win-win partnership.

After laying the foundation stone of the Mechanised Complex Development Project for irrigated rice cultivation in the Centre Region, the Ambassador has launch yet another first Cameroon/Korea Agriculture Cooperation workshop which marks a significant take-off for Cameroon and Korea to cooperate more efficiently and on long-term basis in the agricultural sector. During the workshop, both countries presented views about their potentials in the agricultural sector, deviced strategies for better handling of projects and identified next projects to be realised after the Mechanised Complex Development Project for irrigated rice cultivation.

The Korean Republic that is more experienced in agriculture has promised to continue to contribute to the success of the cooperation's projects in the domain of agriculture by carrying out technology transfer to support the new second-generation agriculture championed by the Head of State. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Essimi Menye said Korea has developed rapidly based on agricultural produce and Cameroon will follow Korean's technical approach. "Given that they are more experienced than we are, the workshop will help Cameroon to discover Korean know-how especially as they have brought experts and researchers to teach Cameroon what they did to grow so fast," the Minister said.

The workshop comprised four presentations among others,the development strategies for rural sector and development strategies of rice cultivation in Cameroon and the rural development model and the role of the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) in Korea.

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