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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Explaining low yields and low food production in Cameroon : a farmers’ perspective

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TAMBANG YENGOH G. (1) ; BROGAARD S. (2) ;
(1) GeoBiosphere Science Centre, Univ., Lund, SUEDE
(2) Center for Sustainability Studies, Univ., Lund, SUEDE

Abstract

This article explains low yields and low food production in Cameroon through a farmers’ perspective and identifies both biophysical factors (the long and more frequent dry spells and late start of the start of the rainy season) and socio-economic reasons (land scarcity, money to invest in agriculture and labour scarcity). Firstly ,it shows that farmers’ knowledge of some of the local problems affecting their activities can serve as an important input into formal research and policy design. Secondly, that they can therefore provide useful insights on why they think there are large yield gaps within their local production environments. It concludes that farmers can therefore provide useful insights on why they think there are large yield gaps within their local production environments. The current agricultural development policy of the Cameroon government is advocating greater public–private engagement and can benefit from farmers’ inputs and opinions in the design of relevant policies

Source

Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no3 [pp. 279-295]

Bibliographic references : 76 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl., 1 phot.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s10708-013-9493-y

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