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Cameroon’s Biya Gives Farmers Fertilizer and Insecticide

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Paul Biya, Cameroon’s president who is running for re-election Oct. 9, will give fertilizer and insecticide to cocoa and coffee farmers who have excelled in production, Agriculture Minister Jean Nkuete said at a campaign event yesterday.

Growers of palm oil, banana, rice and corn will also benefit from the 2,849 metric tons of fertilizer and 35,000 liters of insecticide to be distributed across the country’s 10 regions until Oct. 1, Nkuete told reporters at Foumban, 400 kilometers (249 miles) west of the capital, Yaounde, yesterday.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Antony Sguazzin.

NI CAMEROON NI AFRICA NI AFRICAX NI AGR NI FERT NI CMD NI CMDX NI COCOA NI COFFEE NI ELECT NI POL NI AME NI EM

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To contact the reporter on this story: Pius Lukong in Yaounde via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.


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