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Cameroon to host 81st International Cocoa Council meeting

Cameroon will host, from 22 to 27 March, the 81st Int ernational Cocoa Council (ICC) meeting, organizers told PANA.

According to the Cameroonian Trade Minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, 43 of the 44 members of the council have already confirmed their participation in the

meeting.

The ICC is a body of the International Cocoa Organizations (ICCO), made up of 44 members, including 13 producing and 29 consuming countries.

According to the Director General of the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) of Cameroon, in five years, Cameroon has increased by 50 per cent its production , which has reached 200,000 tonnes since 2009.

He said a kilogramme of cocoa beans was sold this year between 1,200 CFAF and 1, 500 CFAF, whereas it cost 950 FCFA in 2009.

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