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Original Research Article

Gender analysis of farmers’ perception of improved haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties in the West Region of Cameroon

Bella Ngoh Siri*1, Isaac Roger Tchouamo2 and Eileen Bogweh Nchanji3


1Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Bambui, Cameroon, P.O. Box 51 Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon.
2University of Dschang, Cameroon, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 222, West Region, Cameroon.
3International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Box 823, ICIPE Campus Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya.

*Corresponding Author: E-mail: musibelle2000(at)yahoo.com

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Bella Ngoh Siri

Isaac Roger Tchouamo

Eileen Bogweh Nchanji


Article Number: IJAPR.20.011  |   Pages: 107-115  |   Vol. 8 (4), August 2020   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJAPR.20.011

 Received: June 23, 2020  Accepted: August 12, 2020  Published: August 18, 2020

Abstract

The introduction of improved varieties of haricot bean has been viewed as a strategy to increase haricot bean production. Thus, recognising the perception of men and women of these varieties can contribute to increase production. The study sought to analyse farmers’ perception of improved haricot bean varieties in the West region of Cameroon. A mixed-method was used in collecting data from six sub-divisions in the West region to evaluate men and women farmers’ perception of improved varieties of haricot bean in 2019. Result reveals that farmer’s desirable attributes of improved haricot bean varieties qualities were related to the fact that it was high yielding, highly tasteful, had good grain quality and size, diseases and drought-tolerant as well as accepted in the market. On the other hand, farmers did, not like varieties that are difficult to harvest, susceptible to excess rains, late-maturing and have low market demands. Thus, varieties which are not resistant to biotic and abiotic stress with low market demand should undergo a product replacement strategy to meet the desired attributes of men and women farmers.

Keywords:

Farmers, perception, gender, improved haricot bean, attributes, Cameroon

How to Cite this Article

Siri BN, Tchouamo IR Nchanji EB (2020). Gender analysis of farmers’ perception of improved haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties in the West Region of Cameroon. Int. J. Agric. Pol. Res. 8 (4):107-115.

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