This volume discusses the issue of agricultural price policy for the coffee-based farming systems in Cameroon. It presents a farming systems based analysis of the impact of different agricultural policies on food and export crop production in small mixed farming systems. The analysis shows what impact price policy and changing price relationships have on the production of coffee as well as food crops. The two major coffee-based production systems in Cameroon are modeled in a linear programming framework and the reaction of the farmers to varying price relations, institutional settings and technology changes are analyzed. It also highlights how price policy affects inter- and intrahousehold income distribution.
- XX, 279
- ISBN (Softcover)
- Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 1999. XX, 279 pp., num. tab. and graph.