Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2019, Page: 71-78
Common Initiative Groups (CIGs) Enhancement in Agricultural Production Oku, Cameroon
Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Department of Geography, University on Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon
Nchamcham Nsungnen Olive, Department of Geography, The Higher Teacher Training College (ENS), University on Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon
Received: Apr. 30, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 1, 2019;       Published: Oct. 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20190503.12      View  65      Downloads  12
Abstract
The cultivation of crops and the rearing of animals remains the major economic activity for sustainable rural livelihood. It employs more than 80% of the countryside population in this vicinity. Agriculture in most of the less developed countries involves 62% of the working population and contributes over 20% to their countries Gross Domestic. Farmers use different methods to improve agricultural productivity, in order to meet the demand of the increasing population over time. The primary method of information collection on the subject under study focused on first hand data from farmers. Questionnaires were administered to the targeted population in the area. The questionnaires focused on soil management techniques, intensification and modernization of crops such as maize, beans and Irish potatoes. The open and close ended question technique was adopted. Direct field observation and visit to farms where various crops are cultivated was undertaken. Results obtained revealed the urgent necessity for the creation of common initiative groups to boost agricultural production. It is against this background that the inadequate mechanized agricultural system has resulted in the creation of Common Initiatives Group (CIG) with efficient farmers ‘participation and involvement to boost agricultural productivity. These practices are glaring within the agricultural dependent population of Oku.
Keywords
Groups, Agricultural Production, Society, Development
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Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Nchamcham Nsungnen Olive, Common Initiative Groups (CIGs) Enhancement in Agricultural Production Oku, Cameroon, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2019, pp. 71-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20190503.12
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