publication . Research . 2018

Investigating Strategies for Sustainable Vegetable Food Crop System in Three Agro Ecological Zones of the Humid Tropics Area of Cameroon

TATA NGOME, Precillia Ijang; AFARI-SEFA, Victor; NTSOMBOH-NTSEFONG, Godswill; OKOLLE, Justin; BILLA, Samuel Fru; MOMA, Crescence; ATEMKENG FONJI, Maureen; NGOME, Ajebesone Francis;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: African Study Monographs, volume 39, issue 1, pages 27-46 (issn: 0285-1601, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Abstract
Vegetable cultivation remains an essential component of local people’s livelihoods. However, marked trend shifts in the varieties of vegetables due to large-scale commercial vegetable farming of exotic varieties in the broader market economy have resulted in the gradual disappearance of biodiversity involving vital species. The present study examined the situation of vegetable crop farming in three agro-ecological zones of Cameroon. Data were collected from a random sample of 235 respondents (177 farming households and 58 farm input wholesalers) by means of structured questionnaires. Vegetables were observed in both single and mixed cropping systems in all agro-...
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free text keywords: Traditional vegetables, Vegetable farming constraints, Vegetable seeds, Vegetable demand and preferences, Humid forest areas
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