The Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) is an Agro Industrial Company created in 1947 as a public establishment to acquire, develop and operate extensive plantations of tropical crops. It is a parastatal company owned by the state of Cameroon. Currently, its plantations cover a total of approximately 41,000 Hectares of land, 38,000 Hectares of which is mature and of production stage. The corporation constitutes a workforce of close to 16,000 employees including temporal workers, making it the second highest employer after the state of Cameroon.
Its major products include banana, semi-finished rubber, palm oil and palm kernel. Currently it grows mainly Rubber, Oil Palm and Banana. It operates 9 Rubber Estates, 6 Oil Palm Estates, 5 Rubber Factories and 2 Palm Oil Mills. Two Banana Projects are run in partnership with DELMONTE Cameroon. The corporation recently engaged in a number of extension projects to enhance its operations and productivity in the near future. These include 6,000 Ha of Oil Palm and 6,000 Ha of Rubber plantations envisaged to be developed within the next 5 years and 1,750 Ha of solely CDC produced Banana to be developed by the end of 2011. A 15 Tons per Hour modern Oil Mill project started in 2008 is also scheduled to be completed by end of 2009 and put into full operation.
The major Crop Groups are supported by several services including Medical, Technical, Sales, Supplies and a main Head Office. The Head Office services include the General Manager’s Office, Human Resources, Finance, Management Control, Plan & Development, Communications, Information Systems, Audit, Industrial Safety and Security departments.