The starchy tuberous root crop once very common, now almost disappearing due to the abusive and unsustainable use of chemicals is not as affordable as before in markets within Yaounde as recounted by buyers. The minimum amount for cocoyam is FCFA 1.000 in the Acacias market which is quite expensive for some house wives. Traders noted the food item is so scarce that even sellers find it hard to locate farmers who can sell in wholesale. A basin of cocoyam ranges from FCFA 10.000 and above. This commodity is used in cooking dishes like ekwang, kwacoco and could also serve as complement to other dishes.