In Cameroon, epidemics, floods and droughts are listed as the main natural disasters in the country. PARM activities in Cameroon began in mid-2015 with the development of a road map with the Government. A first capacity development seminar took place in June 2016, and the risk assessment preliminary study was presented in a national stakeholder workshop in December 2016.
Parm Phases Status
Meeting with the Vice-Minister of Agriculture, February 2015
A meeting with the Cameroon delegation headed by the Ministre délégué of the Ministry of Agriculture (MINADER) was held in IFAD Headquarters in Rome, in occasion of IFAD Governing Council, with the objective to present PARM process and its complementarities with an on-going study funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on agricultural risk management value chains.
Setting-up Mission, March 2015
The PARM Team organised its first visit (jointly with IFAD) to the country from 5-14 March 2015 to get the official commitment of the Government of Cameroon and to develop a road map to initiate the discussion on the integration of agricultural risk management (ARM) into national rural and agricultural strategic development policies, plans and budget.
Different meetings with national and international stakeholders actives on ARM contributed to mainstream PARM process and identify potential synergies to support PARM studies and capacity development.
Official Engagement from the Government, March 2015
The official commitment from the Government has been formally expressed by a letter addressed to the President of IFAD in March 2015 and a CAADP focal point has been nominated by the Ministry to support PARM process.
Development of Road Map, November 2015
A road map was developed by PARM in collaboration with the CAADP Country Focal Point and approved by the Minister of Agriculture in November 2015.
Second meeting with the the Ministre déléguée of the Ministry of Agriculture, February 2016
A meeting with the Cameroon delegation headed by the Ministre déléguée of the Ministry of Agriculture (MINADER) was held in IFAD Headquarters in Rome, in the occasion of the 39th Governing Council of IFAD, reaffirming the engagement of the Government of Cameroon in the PARM process.
Development of the Terms of Reference for the Risk Assessment Study, May 2016
The Terms or Reference (TORs) for the Risk Assessment are developed and discussed in collaboration with NEPAD and the government. Early identification of Experts and/or Service Providers to carry out the risk assessment gaps study is ongoing.
Capacity development Seminar, June 2016
A First Capacity Development Seminar was held on 15-16 June 2016, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and NEPAD. It provided national stakeholders from government agencies, farmers organizations and private sector an introduction to the holistic approach to Agricultural Risk Management, the methodology of PARM to assess risks, and an overview of tools used to manage agricultural risks.
Risk Assessment Study Kick-off, October 2016
The Institut de Recherches et d’Applications des Méthodes de développement (IRAM) was identified and recruited to undertake the Risk Assessment study in Cameroon in collaboration with local experts.
The study was officially published in April 2017, after validation from the Government.
Risk Assessment Workshop, December 2016
A National Stakeholder Workshop was held on 7 December 2016 in Yaoundé. The objective of the workshop was to present and discuss the preliminary draft Risk Assessment Study currently on-going and identify priorities on risks and tools.
Kick-off of the Feasibility Study, September 2017
The selection of the experts that will conduct the study on access to information connected to warehouse has been finalized. The study is conducted by IRAM and will be completed in November 2017.
High level national stakeholder workshop, December 2017
The final step of PARM policy dialogue process is represented by the High level national stakeholder workshop, which has been organised on the 7th of December, 2017. The objective of the workshop, headed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINADER) with the participation of NEPAD and bilateral partners, was to disseminate the results of the feasibility study on information linked to warehouse and continue the dialogue with the Government and stakeholders on how the ARM interventions incorporated into its policy strategies and investment plans can best be implemented.