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Agriculture: Cameroonian Breaks the Myth behind Apple Cultivation




The believe that apples, a green fruit that can be eaten immediately after harvest, which can be cultivated mostly in Central Asia, have been proven wrong by a Cameroonian in the North West region of Cameroon.

Kennedy Fai, a young Cameroonian based in Kumbo, Bui Division, North West region of Cameroon, has changed the narrative and is now earning a living from the cultivation and sales of apples.
According to Kennedy Fai, he doesn't believe that only the government can be a source of employment, reason why he decided to fight climate change by venturing into apple cultivation.


To achieve his vision, Kennedy says, needs vision partners to accompany him in his operation one person, one apple tree by 2025. As to why he decided to get into apple cultivation, Kennedy Fai says "he wanted to prove Africa's myths of hidden economic superiority, fight climate change with fruit trees and also aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals".


To him, getting these apples to the level it is today is very possible because of the neglected difference between ordinary and extraordinary, breaking the status quo, defiling principles and proving some principles outdated. He revealed that apples can do well in the greater surface area of Cameroon.

Although he has been in Kumbo for 15 years now, Kennedy Fai hails from Bih, a village in Nkambe Central subdivision, Donga Mantung Division of the North West region. He is a computer literate interested in leadership, business, global impact, evangelism and farming with maximum attention in green apple production.


To all young entrepreneurs or those willing to get into entrepreneurship, Kennedy Fai has this advice for them, never to be afraid to fail. "I will tell the young entrepreneurs that venture is not only a word for successful people. We all need to. I will also tell them to take responsibility for their failures and push on with a positive mindset. Their success is neither in the hands of their parents, geographical location or even the government”.


In the future, the graduate from ENIET Mbengwi hopes to supply apples all over Cameroon.

The fruit originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists.

By Nji Nelson Chefor

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  1. That's powerful sir, I hail you for this post.

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  2. Thanks for bringing this to us The Safeguard and more Grace to the young entrepreneurs. Its really inspiring

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  3. This is so great mind blowing

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    2. This is a bold step Mr Fai has taken, and I want to tell him that I see success in the nearest future, because like the Saying goes "nothing is impossible for a Cameroonian", Mr Fai has just proven beyond that, after all Cameroon is Africa iminiature.

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