Cameroon invests CF56b in agro-pastoral training programme
More than 56 billion CFA francs have been invested to fund an agro-pastoral vocational training (AFOP) programme, with the financial backing of the French Development Agency (AFD), as part of a debt reduction and development contract (C2D), reliable sources told APA on Thursday.
Implemented since 2008, this programme, whose main objective is to enhance the agro-pastoral and fisheries trades, has allowed the training of nearly 5,000 young people in several fields, including as farmers, master fishermen, training center instructors, agro-pastoral entrepreneurs, agro-pastoral consultants, senior technicians in cooperative enterprise management, senior water management technicians, senior infrastructure technicians, rural equipment and water management, agricultural and livestock technicians.
While the first two phases of the AFOP programme have been successful, the third one, signed with AFD to the tune of 26 billion CFA francs, will consolidate the gains made.
To date, 75 training centers and 26 schools are operational and 4,850 young people have been trained and are self-employed.