The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Marie-Joseph Medzeme Engama

Director of Programs and Cooperation, PROPAC


Marie Joseph Medzeme Engama is a socio-anthropologist and specialist in value chains, rural development and climate change. Founder and President of the association of young women involved in development, Association des jeunes femmes actrices du développement, since September 2017 she has been director of programs and cooperation at PROPAC.



In Cameroon, chefs and farmers have little direct contact, so they fail to tap into the potential benefits that closer ties could bring. Hotels and restaurants often have to rely on imported food, or turn to other service providers and suppliers because chefs struggle to find a reliable source of local high-quality produce. In addition, authorities have seemed so far unwilling to do much about it.


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