Socioeconomic and Biophysical Analyses of Food Crop Production in Mbiame Sub-Division, North West Region, Cameroon

Lukong Jaidzee, Moye Kongnso
2018 Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension Economics & Sociology  
This study was undertaken to analyses the impacts of multiple socioeconomic and biophysical factors influencing food crop production in Mbiame, North West Region of Cameroon. To show this, we used a comprehensive data of socioeconomic and biophysical environment to investigate their potential determinants of food crop output. An assessment on the trend in yields showed a general decreased with soya beans (14.29 percent), maize (18.57 percent), groundnut (18.57 percent), beans (17.14 percent),
more » ... coyam (8.57 percent), Irish potato (14.29) and cassava (8.57). A cause evaluation analysis was undertaken through a farmer participatory approach (with 150 questionnaires) and focus group discussion (Njanawa women's group, mbohnso maize producers, Rifem common initiative group, Mbohchari farmers group and Ngorin farmers group); with a 69.3 percent acceptance that socioeconomic and biophysical factors are responsible for food crop fluctuation. systems in the evergreen forest of southern Cameroon: shifting cultivation and soil degradation. The Tropenbos-Cameroon Programme,Kribi. Tropenbos-Cameroon Documents 8, xii + 62 pp.; 12 fig.; 29 tab.; 48 ref; 6 Annexes. _________________________________________________________________________________
doi:10.9734/ajaees/2018/41642 fatcat:xv3rd744zned7gjpjdrqfx6hti