STDF Cameroon: Sharing good Storage practices and safe SPS use for Penja pepper with Cameroon agro-traders

Awareness-raising meetings were held in the basins of the Penja pepper geographical indication in Cameroon, from 3 to 6 May 2022. The meetings brought together 40 agro-traders under the theme: “Good storage practices and rational and safe use of phytosanitary products”. The events were supported by STDF and implemented through the COLEACP project “Strengthening the phytosanitary monitoring and certification system for Cameroon’s fruit and vegetable sector” (STDF Cameroon).

During the sessions, sellers of agricultural inputs were given information on the Penja pepper production process, on pests and diseases of the pepper tree and its stakes, as well as a list of phytosanitary products recommended by the geographical indication representative group.

At the end of the successful meetings, more than 80% of the participants expressed a wish to take part in a training course on good practices in the use of plant protection products. Such knowledge would allow agro-traders to better support producers in the production of good quality Penja pepper.

This activity is organised within the framework of the Project to Strengthen the Phytosanitary Monitoring and Certification System for Cameroon’s fruit and vegetable sector, supported by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and implemented by COLEACP.