Kawtal is an agribusiness company based in Cameroon, specialized in corn production.
In 2009, I&P acquired 40% of SAGEX, an agribusiness company producing corn on a fully-mechanized and rationalized processing plant. In 2014, Sagex merged with Kawtal Ndmeri, a neighboring exploitation in order to double the production and start processing baby feeding flours.
Though agriculture is a key sector to Cameroon’s economy (up to 40% of the GDP), it suffers from a lack of mechanization and production rationalization which affects its profitability and production volumes. Thus, local corn farming is highly insufficient to cover the current market needs. Cameroon is every year a net corn importer, which implies high costs for local consumers because of transportation and importation costs. Kawtal intends to fill the needs of this local market with a better-mastered production and distribution chain.
Kawtal has developed a partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, so as to enhance the agricultural potential of the region.
PARTNERSHIP WITH I&P
I&P committed alongside with Kawtal:
• To start the company’s activity based on mechanizing an old production site
• To finance the equipment and inputs
• To finance a 200ha increase of the exploited field
• 34 jobs created or maintained
• Participation in local food security