African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

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Fluctuation in Coffee Production and Implicatiion for Development in Noni Sub-Division

Kometa Sunday Shende

Coffee cultivation is one of the main economic activity which is carried out by most farmers in some rural areas in Cameroon and is a major source of livelihood. Over the years, the prices of coffee in the world market have been descouraging. Using primary and secondary sources of data, focus group discussion, this study investigates coffee cultivation in the Noni Sub-Division from the 1990s to 2014. It also looks at the general trends in coffee production in the Noni Sub- Division from 1990 to 2014. The results reveal that the cultivation of coffee in the area has been strongly affected by the low prices of coffee in the world market as well as the liberalization of the coffee sector in Cameroon. The study equally revealed that the socio-economic development of Noni Sub-Division strongly depends on the cultivation of coffee though the development is at times affected by the low prices of coffee. The formation of Cooperative Societies in lagging areas, the stabilization of prices by the government and training of farmers will go a long way in improving on the coffee sector in this region and Cameroon as a whole. Key words: Coffee Production, Fluctuation, livelihood, Development, Noni Sub-Division

Keywords: Coffee production, fluctuation, livelihood, development, Noni sub-division.