A majority of Cameroon's population relies on the agriculture sector, especially trade commodities like cocoa and cotton, highly vulnerable to volatile prices. Human development is low in the rural North which is prone to droughts. Millets and sorghum are among the important staple foods in this region. ICRISAT is strengthening its cooperation with Cameroon which has identified agriculture as a priority sector for its social and economic development.
1 out of three - Rural families in Cameroon who rely on export crops
75% - Share of land area in Cameroon covered by forest
25% - Yield gain from sorghum variety S35 in Cameroon compared to the best local landraces