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As cocoa and coffee wilt, Cameroon's farmers spice up their harvest
by Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
3 February 2018

On 3 February 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: For five years, Andrew Kombe said he and his family endured hardship as their coffee harvest dwindled, and their income along with it. Now the 49-year-old farmer is getting ready to harvest Penja peppercorns. The crop is named for the village where he lives, but the fame of this aromatic white peppercorn -- a favourite of gourmet chefs -- has spread worldwide. The pepper's certification under African intellectual property laws -- the name Penja can now be applied only to peppercorns from this area -- has boosted its exclusivity and its price. This has been a boon to thousands of hard-pressed farmers in the region who have seen their income from the more traditional cash crops of coffee and cocoa fall following a dire combination of heavy rains and severe drought, combined with a slump in prices on the international market. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of environment and business, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

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