Setting up a sustainable commercial agriculture
The Agricultural Investment Market Development Project, well known by its French acronym as PIDMA, is a joint initiative of the Cameroon Government and World Bank whose vision consists of improving the productivity and competitiveness of the maize, cassava and sorghum value chains and scaling up production in order to meet the demand of local Agri-industries in terms of raw materials.
We invest in all value chains segments and strengthen the functional relationships between the production, processing and marketing.
An inclusive, integrated and participatory model
PIDMA has been designed in the form of an inclusive agri-business model. Such an innovative and transformational approach consits of expanding functional and long-lasting business relations between producer organizations, purchasers and financial institutions.
Such model dwells on the following pillars:
- A competitivess of value chains based on the improvement of productivity and quality of products;
- A direct relationship between smallholders organized in co-operative societies and purchasers (agri-industries, wholesalers, etc.)
Our Development Objectives/Goals
The development objective of PIDMA is to move from a subsistence type of agriculture characterized by the low productivity of its maize, cassava and sorghum, to a commercial agriculture equipped with competitive value chains throughout the five agri-ecological areas of the country.
In this regard, the Project’s activities are focused on investments in the areas of production, processing and commercialization as well as on services derived from the products of the sub-sectors concerned.
CFAF 27 billion in terms of investment in three (03) years.
As at December 31, 2017, the major achievements of PIDMA towards co-operative societies and producers are estimated at over CFAF 27 billion. PIDMA has a lifespan of five (05) years (2015-2019).