CAMEROON: Ferrero eyes Cameroon cocoa development
It will be the second facility for Ferrero in the country
Italian confectioner Ferrero has said it is looking at development opportunities in Cameroon.
A spokesperson for the company told just-food a Ferrero delegation had visited Cameroon to "analyse and examine" the group's current presence and possible development of activities in the country.
The chocolate firm is planning to build a cocoa grinding plant in Cameroon's south-west region, which accounts for nearly half of the country's yearly cocoa harvest, according to Business in Cameroon.
Besides grinding cocoa beans, the factory will also "transform: tea, coffee, groundnuts, sugar cane, coconuts and tropical fruits", the publication noted.
It will be the second facility for Ferrero in the country. It currently operates one in the capital, Yaoundé.
Ferrero declined to give any specific details of its plans.
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