We recently had the honour of welcoming His Excellency, Mr Gabriel Mbairobe, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the Republic of Cameroon for the launch of our Cameroon Outgrower Programme. This programme will educate and empower approximately 13,000 smallholders, creating multi-crop farms around a core of natural rubber, whilst adhering to rigorous sustainability policies.
Mr Mbairobe was accompanied by an entourage that included the Deputy Agricultural Minister, Governor, local Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Prefect, as well as several TV, radio and media companies. Following a tour of the Sudcam plantations, we collectively discussed plans to drive economic development, food security and a sustainable natural rubber supply chain. Mr Mbairobe later pledged his support for the programme; planting an inaugural tree and unveiling a plaque to celebrate the occasion.
We look forward to working together to improve the livelihoods and economic viability of the plantations’ neighbouring rural communities.