The Secretary General of MINRESI received this Monday, 8 July 2016, Philemon Ntyam and Gilbert Band, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the project to establish the Development Mission of the Equatorial Region (MIDREQ) and President of the Canada-Cameroon Chamber of Commerce based in Canada, respectively. MINRESI's guests are promoters of an implementation project of a hub simulated from the Canadian model found in Nkoemnvone in the South region. Its promoters would like to sign a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation in order to obtain the support and expertise of the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD). According to them, the project is supported by a group of Canadian investors wishing to invest in Cameroon. The SG of MINRESI, Ebelle Etamé Rebecca Madeleine, welcomed the initiative of the patriotic diaspora in Canada working with the second generation agriculture promoted by the President of the Republic. She also requested her main collaborators and the Director General of IRAD to set a mutually beneficial platform to effectively showcase this project.
According to the president of the Board of Directors of MIDREQ, the sub-regional agro-industrial cluster will comprise of five modules: An operational engineering consulting device for technical support to the production sectors, funds for financing agro-pastoral activities, an agro-industrial complex and two industrial poultry and pig farms, a food fund for tropical products, and a purchasing and marketing centre for specialized products and equipment (agro-business centre).