Southern Cameroonian Tomato Farmers after Independence within the Context of Free Trade – Part 2

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According to a DW Documentary, Tomatoes are a poker chip in global trade policies. Subsidized tomato products from the EU, China and elsewhere are sold at dumping prices, destroying markets and livelihoods in Africa.

The flood of cheap imports from China, the US and the EU has driven Ghana’s and other African tomato farmers to ruin. Desperate farmers find themselves having to seek work elsewhere, including in Europe, growing the very tomatoes that are canned and shipped to Africa at very cheap prices, thereby destroying the local tomato industry, ultimately rendering African farmers poor.

As Southern Cameroons fights to actualize its independence, what policies are needed to ensure that tomato farmers in Southern Cameroons are not driven out of the market? What can Southern Cameroon farmers in particular, and Southern Cameroonians in general learn from this documentary? Seasoned professionals will analyze these problems and challenges and offer direction and practical suggestions for Southern Cameroonian farmers.

Join Amba Farmers Voice on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 10 am EST; 4pm Southern Cameroons Time to hear from our distinguished panelists and participate in the discussions. From these discussions, we hope to examine a series of ideas, practical policy implications and suggestions in order to better prepare Southern Cameroonian farmers now and how farmers could better prepare themselves for the challenges that lie ahead after the actualization of our Independence.
Moderated by:
Isaac Zama, Host of Amba Farmers Voice.
Panelists include:
Yaah Dr. Maggi Kilo, Educator/Expert in Fragility & Fragile States, Retired African Development Bank Executive

Tune to Amba Farmers Voice & SCBC TV Facebook Pages on Sunday, February 28, 2020, at 10 am EST Time; 4pm Southern Cameroons Time. Please share this information with others who may be interested to watch this important program.
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