Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa

This study discusses agricultural development in Africa as a strategy for poverty eradication, using Cameroon as case study and the village as vantage-point.

The South West Province of Cameroon and more particularly Kupe-Muanenguba Division of that Province serve as points of reference. The focus is on small and medium-size farmers concentrated in the rural sector, and on crop production exclusive of forestry, livestock and fisheries. However, the findings are equally relevant to these other agricultural sub-sectors.

The purpose at hand is to identify the main factors currently inhibiting the full realization of Cameroon’s immense agricultural potential and construct a community development (village-empowering) strategy necessary to overcome the constraints in question in order to produce a green revolution.

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