Competition from other crops

Increase in world population, climate change which is becoming increasingly apparent, and energy demand are three additional parameters which encourage optimism as to coffee prices in the years to come. Indeed, demand for agricultural products is increasing, whereas arable acreage remains practically the same. A growing competition exists between the various crops which require the same land.

For countries such as Cameroon, which have resources and a definite potential, (land, water, labour, etc), a higher level of production would undoubtedly answer the needs of a market needing more coffee. At the same time, this situation, favourable at first glance, should in no case eclipse the problems of productivity of the farms in Cameroon.