Sequential Cropping System Production and Livelihood in Rural Cameroon

Mbu Daniel TAMBI, Nkwanwi Ghogomu DONALD

Abstract


The main objective of this study has been to examine the effects of sequential cropping system on the livelihood of the farmers. Methodologically, data was collected using questionnaires administered to 160 farmers selected among rural dwellers through purposive and random sampling. Analysis was done using descriptive statistics, OLS and model of proportionality. Results show that sequential cropping system significantly influences the livelihood of the rural people of Ndop plain. Result of determinants of sequential farming shows that education, age group, household size, land ownership, access to credit, assistance from family, marital status, sex of household head and size of land are positively contributing in increasing sequential farming while result by farming constraint suggest that access to credit and cultivated land are obstacles to sequential farming system. In terms of policy, the government should improve upon the subvention given to farmers to increase production, improve on the quality of output and overcome poverty in the Plain.

Keywords: Production, Sequential Cropping, Livelihood, Ndop plain, Rural Cameroon


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