Horticulture, livelihoods, and urban transition in Africa : Evidence from South-West Cameroon

Parrot Laurent, Dongmo Clovis, Ndoumbé Michel, Poubom Christine. 2008. Horticulture, livelihoods, and urban transition in Africa : Evidence from South-West Cameroon. Agricultural Economics, 39n.2 : pp. 245-256.

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Abstract : This article documents change in periurban horticulture using repeat surveys in 1995 and 2004 of about 300 households around Muea, Cameroon. Real household incomes increased by 14%, with a large shift from farm to nonfarm income. Within agriculture, activity shifted from staple crops to horticulture, both for sale and in home consumption. In 1995, there were large remittances from farmers involved in periurban horticulture to their village of origin; in 2004 remittances continued and horticultural farmers were also heavily involved in informal financial associations. Periurban horticulture is disproportionately practiced by women and older workers, and plays an important and growing role in African livelihoods. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Zone périurbaine, Utilisation, Agriculture périurbaine, Horticulture, Enquête, Pesticide, Herbicide, Sel, agrochemicals [EN]

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun

Classification Agris : E16 - Production economics

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 5 (2005-2013) - Politiques publiques, pauvreté et inégalités

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Parrot Laurent, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Horticulture (FRA)
  • Dongmo Clovis, Université de Yaoundé (CMR)
  • Ndoumbé Michel, IRAD (CMR)
  • Poubom Christine, IRAD (CMR)

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