WWF Cameroun country programme office organized from 21st to 23rd February 2018 at Hotel Vallees des Princes in Douala under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) a national policy dialogue on palm oil development in Cameroon.
This workshop aimed to create a consensus on a new agenda to chart a sustainable path to leverage future policy reforms that will make the sector economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.
The dialogue therefor provided an oportunity to explore challenges underpinning the sector especially in terms of offsetting the structural deficit and how to render the sector competitive while ensuring the country’s rich biodiversity and the rights of local communities are equally preserved .
The outcomes of the workshop will help to frame the finilazation process of the National Sustainable Palm oil Strategy but also to position Cameroon within the global initiatives to drive sustainable development in the sector like the RSPO standards and criteria and the TFA2020 African Palm Oil Initiative.
The Dialogue brought together all the stakeholders from government , industries(CDC, SGSOC, SOCAPALM, Mukete Farms) communities (Tiko and Bamusso Stakeholder Cooperatives), technical and develoment partners and civil society.