IFAD has formed a number of partnerships in Cameroon, especially in the area of policy dialogue. With the establishment of a country office in January 2011, IFAD plans to strengthen consultation with the Government and develop synergies with other stakeholders in development, the public and private sector in Cameroon, NGOs, producers’ and civil society organizations.
IFAD will also foster the development of public-private producers’ organizations along the value chain to enable small producers to access stable and lucrative markets.
IFAD partners in Cameroon
IFAD has developed many partnerships in Cameroon, particularly in connection with building policy consensus. Lacking an office in Cameroon, IFAD has opted for a solid, targeted partnership with the public sector and with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as producers’ organizations and those of civil society. The organization has also forged strong links with bilateral and international donors, leading to cofinancing arrangements for projects.
IFAD takes part in the process of formulating policies and strategies on rural development, along with other institutions. In cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and France, for instance, the Fund is working to build capacity among farmers’ organizations to give producers’ organizations a greater role in implementing the government’s rural sector development strategy.
Cofinancing partners include:
- African Development Bank (AfDB) / African Development Fund (AfDF)
- International Development Association (IDA)
- World Bank
International partners include:
- Belgian Survival Fund (BSF)
- European Development Fund (EDF)
- European Economic Community (EEC)
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- French Agency for Development (AFD)
- German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) / German Credit Institution for Reconstruction (KfW)
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- United Nations Office for Project Services ( UNOPS)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Cameroon)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
National partners include:
- Associations of root –and tuber producers and processors
- Microfinance institutions
- Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Ministry of Economy and Finance
- Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
- Ministry of Public Investment and Regional Planning
- Western Province Agricultural Cooperative Union