このアイテムのアクセス数: 143

このアイテムのファイル:
ファイル 記述 サイズフォーマット 
ASM_39(1)_27.pdf1.46 MBAdobe PDF見る/開く
タイトル: Investigating Strategies for Sustainable Vegetable Food Crop System in Three Agro Ecological Zones of the Humid Tropics Area of Cameroon
著者: TATA NGOME, Precillia Ijang
AFARI-SEFA, Victor
NTSOMBOH-NTSEFONG, Godswill
OKOLLE, Justin
BILLA, Samuel Fru
MOMA, Crescence
ATEMKENG FONJI, Maureen
NGOME, Ajebesone Francis
キーワード: Traditional vegetables
Vegetable farming constraints
Vegetable seeds
Vegetable demand and preferences
Humid forest areas
発行日: Mar-2018
出版者: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
誌名: African Study Monographs
巻: 39
号: 1
開始ページ: 27
終了ページ: 46
抄録: 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-ecological zones. Traditional vegetables such as African nightshade, waterleaf and Fluted pumpkin (okomobong) dominated in the Buea and Ebolowa areas. Over 51% of the vegetable farmers were women, although there was a rising population of men farming particularly in the Bafoussam area. Farmers remarked that pests and diseases followed by lack of good seeds were the main obstacles to vegetable farming. The study therefore points to the need for modification of the microenvironment and changing farming practices. Hence, strategies to fight poverty and malnutrition in Cameroon should include the promotion of traditional leafy and fruit vegetables by providing good quality seeds and variety screening trials.
著作権等: Copyright by The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, March 1, 2018.
DOI: 10.14989/230132
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/230132
出現コレクション:Vol.39 No.1

アイテムの詳細レコードを表示する

Export to RefWorks


出力フォーマット 


このリポジトリに保管されているアイテムはすべて著作権により保護されています。