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Impact of sustainable agricultural practices on farmers’ production cost in the Noun Division, West Region of Cameroon: policy recommendation

Dorothy Engwali Fon*1, Tiafack Marthe1 and Asafor Henry Chotangui2


1Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O Box 222 West Region Cameroon.
2Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O Box 222 West Region Cameroon.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dengwali(at)yahoo.fr

Dorothy Engwali Fon

Tiafack Marthe

Asafor Henry Chotangui


Article Number: IJAPR.20.006  |   Pages: 48-54  |   Vol. 8 (3), June 2020   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJAPR.20.006

 Received: May 2, 2020  Accepted: March 30, 2020  Published: June 12, 2020

Abstract

The main purpose of this article is to analyse the impact of sustainable agricultural practices on farmers’ production cost and, to compare the production cost of sustainable agricultural farmers with that of conventional agricultural farmers. To achieve these objectives, data was collected using a questionnaire administered to 125 farmers in five sub divisions in the Noun Division (Foumban, Foumbot, Koutaba, Bangourain and Magba), West region of Cameroon. Data obtained were codified and analyzed using SPSS and Excel software. Results show that sustainable agricultural practices such as appropriate use of fertilizer, the use of animal manure, crop rotation, and minimum tillage significantly affect farmers’ production cost. Also the decision on whether to adopt or not to adopt sustainable agricultural practices depends on the level of education, awareness of the environmental impact of inappropriate use of fertilizers, age, and the availability of the labour force. Based on the results it is recommended to farmers, the state and policymakers to help in the reduction in the use of chemical fertilizers, diversification of farm enterprise, support local research on the environmental and economic performance of best management practices.

Keywords:

Sustainable agriculture practices, conventional agriculture, production cost, impact.

How to Cite this Article

Fon DE, Marthe T, Chotangui AH(2020). Impact of sustainable agricultural practices on farmers’ production cost in the Noun Division, West Region of Cameroon: policy recommendation. Int. J. Agric. Pol. Res. 8 (3):48-54.

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