Cocoa production in west Africa, Cocoa beans for sale, Cocoa remains the main cash crop to more than 75% of the population in Cameroon. Its production is mainly by peasant farmers who, even though they are the main producers of the high demand crop, do not earn sufficient income to meet their needs and maintain a moderate standard of living.
We supply great cocoa ingredients to customers all over the world, working with partners across the supply chain to create indulgent treats for consumers and a positive future for cocoa.
Through our company Global Trading Company Ltd, we have made significant investments in our cocoa and coffee operations. We are a key partner with farmers and the government, seeking to increase the value of Cameroonian cocoa and coffee in the international market.
Seventy percent of the world’s cacao comes from West Africa, but our company Global Trading Company Ltd is dominated by buyers focused on acquiring commodity, bulk beans at the lowest prices possible. That means many craft makers have not used beans from this area of the world — until now.
Cameroon is the 4th largest cocoa producing country in
the world and the 3rd largest in Africa with 290,000 MT
in the latest cocoa season1
. The nation’s ambition is to
lift this to 640,000 MT per year by 20302. Cocoa plays
an important role in the country’s economy as it is
the second largest export product2. However, over
the last two decades, the quality of the Cameroon
cocoa decreased due to a lack of sectoral support.
As a result, the cocoa from Cameroon can no longer
be sold on the premium market - it is now sold for a
discounted price on the international conventional
market. These developments have made cocoa farming
an unattractive occupation, and younger generations
are opting out to seek more lucrative employment
elsewhere, while remaining cocoa smallholders seek to
increase their incomes by expanding cocoa cultivation
Cameroon Exports of cocoa and cocoa preparations to United States was US$30.61 Million during 2018, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. Cameroon Exports of cocoa and cocoa preparations to United States - data, historical chart and statistics - was last updated on January of 2022.