Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 78-86
Perceptions and Reality of Agro Forestry Practices in Oku, Cameroon
Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Department of Geography, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Moupou Moise, Department of Geography, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Received: May 9, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 4, 2019;       Published: Oct. 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20190704.11      View  27      Downloads  14
Abstract
Every farming engagement is geared at obtaining utmost output. Small scale farmers draw knowledge of sustainable agro forestry practices either from resource persons or institutions. Appropriately, practical farming processes are done at an individual scale with the intension of obtaining maximum outcomes. This matches with perceptions and reality of agro forestry commitment undertaken by local farmers. This study underscores the different agricultural techniques practiced in Oku. This write up explores information gathered from focus groups, clear-cut direct observation from sowing, weeding, harvesting and storage of produce, interview of local farmers, and spot visits to selected farms within the locale. The biophysical setting of the milieu favours the practice of agro forestry. Farmers’ perception and expectations were investigated using field data, statistical findings and interview results. Obtained results revealed the positive correlation existing between perceptions and reality in the quality, quantity and variety of outputs obtained at the end of the farming season. Local techniques harnessed with modern methods positively matches perceptions and reality in this domain.
Keywords
Perceptions, Sustainable Practices, Agro Forestry, Output, Farmers
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Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Moupou Moise, Perceptions and Reality of Agro Forestry Practices in Oku, Cameroon, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 78-86. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20190704.11
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