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Stakeholders' perceptions on sustainability transition pathways of the cocoa value chain towards improved livelihood of small-scale farming households in Cameroon

Vogel Claudia, Mathe Syndhia, Geitzenaeur Maria, Ndah Hycenth Tim, Sieber Stefan, Bonatti Michelle, Lana Marcos. 2020. Stakeholders' perceptions on sustainability transition pathways of the cocoa value chain towards improved livelihood of small-scale farming households in Cameroon. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 18 (1) : pp. 55-69.

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Abstract : Given the persistent poor livelihood of cocoa-farming households, future climate predictions and the worldwide demand pressure for higher cocoa quality and productivity, there is still a strong need to find new approaches that guarantee a sustainable cocoa future in cocoa-producing countries amongst which Cameroon is one of them. This exploratory research investigates potential future pathways for the cocoa sector in Cameroon by mapping the perceptions of actors involved in the socio-technical regime. Qualitative expert interviews, structured questionnaires and field observation, as well as a focus group discussion have been applied to understand how a sustainability transition can be triggered. The study shows that actors envisage a sustainability change which determines their actions; however, their perceptions towards future transitions are not actively coordinated. Actors are not finding a way of adopting new organizational structures and letting a transition occur effectively, like in the case of certification standards. An alignment of perceptions and activities, and a stronger cooperation between the private and public are strongly recommended. The study encourages to consider a coordination of actors' perceptions towards future scenarios as a starting point to study sustainability transitions.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Fève de cacao, chaînes d'approvisionnement, Assurance qualité, Petite exploitation agricole, Niveau de vie, Marché mondial, Sociologie économique, Durabilité

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Cameroun

Mots-clés complémentaires : Filière agro-alimentaire

Mots-clés libres : Cocoa, Sustainability, Cameroon, Perception

Classification Agris : E16 - Production economics
E71 - International trade
Q01 - Food science and technology - General aspects

Champ stratégique Cirad : CTS 3 (2019-) - Systèmes alimentaires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Vogel Claudia, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (DEU)
  • Mathe Syndhia, CIRAD-ES-UMR INNOVATION (CMR) ORCID: 0000-0002-6981-514X
  • Geitzenaeur Maria, IITA (CMR)
  • Ndah Hycenth Tim, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (DEU)
  • Sieber Stefan, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (DEU)
  • Bonatti Michelle, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (DEU)
  • Lana Marcos, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SWE) - auteur correspondant

Source : Cirad-Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/594603/)

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