马铃薯是在德国殖民时期 (1884-1914) 被引入喀麦隆的,但是其大规模种植可能是在20世纪40年代当英国和荷兰政府引入新品种之后才开始。这种作物特别受到喀麦隆西部高地农民的欢迎,在这里马铃薯被证明能很好地适应高原地区。在20世纪40年代后期,马铃薯种子的退化(可能是由于病毒感染)和晚疫病的侵袭扭转了马铃薯最初的强势进展,在极南部的地区尤为如此。

马铃薯是喀麦隆的重要作物,其产量在主要农作物中位列第五,排在木薯、大蕉、椰子芋/芋头和玉米之后。

在喀麦隆,超过20万农民种植马铃薯,大多数是小农,并且主要是妇女种植。 1982年的一项调查报告称,喀麦隆种植马铃薯的农民中有超过70%是女性,这一比例在2001年预计增加到90%以上。大多数的马铃薯营销计划都是针对当地的,但各营销渠道组织有序,并且往往是由女性指导负责(来源:CIP 世界马铃薯地图集)。
农业数据 喀麦隆
Potato Production in 2017 :315000.00tonnesFAO estimate
Potato Yield in 2017 :153659.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :20500.00haFAO estimate
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :465601.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :78356.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :59421.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2016 :377257.00tonnesOfficial data
消费数据 喀麦隆
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:12.07kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:5.74kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:11.62kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:5.59kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:11.24kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:4.88kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:10.34kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
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