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

Parrot L., Dongmo C., Ndoumbé M., Poubom C.. 2008. Agricultural Economics, 39n.2 : p. 245-256.

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 : agrochemicals [en]; sel; herbicide; pesticide; enquête; horticulture; agriculture périurbaine; utilisation; zone périurbaine; cameroun

Thématique : Economie de la production

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