AGRICULTURAL AID TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS AND FOOD SECURITY IN CAMEROON

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MBU DANIEL TAMBI
NGESANG NGIQUEH NGETLEH

Abstract

This study is aimed at analyzing the effects of agricultural aid to smallholder farmers on food security in
Cameroon, the case of Santa Subdivision. Data was collected using questionnaires administered to 202
smallholder farmers from simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques. Analysis was done using
descriptive statistics, logistic model and covariance matrix. The results on the socioeconomic characteristics of
smallholder farmers revealed that the majority of smallholder farmers’ aid beneficiaries were mostly educated
married men. Results from the logistic regression showed that, agricultural aid is strongly correlating with food
security, while the covariance matrix revealed that the major constraints faced by smallholder farmers are:
access to farms, farm to market infrastructure, storage facilities, access to credit and application of agricultural
inputs. Policy aiming at improving farmers’ access to agricultural inputs, infrastructure, capacity building,
participatory management and access to credits will accelerate agricultural production in Cameroon.

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MBU DANIEL TAMBI, & NGESANG NGIQUEH NGETLEH. (2018). AGRICULTURAL AID TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS AND FOOD SECURITY IN CAMEROON. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Research, 4(2), 92-104. Retrieved from https://ijaaer.com/ojs/index.php/ijaaer/article/view/165
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Agricultural Sciences
Author Biographies

MBU DANIEL TAMBI

Department of Agricultural Economics; University of Dschang, Cameroon

NGESANG NGIQUEH NGETLEH

Department of Sociology and Rural Extension; University of Dschang