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Agricultural Price Policy and Export and Food Production in Cameroon

A Farming Systems Analysis of Pricing Policies.- The Case of Coffee-Based Farming Systems


Andrea Fadani

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.
The Author: Andrea Fadani studied agricultural economics at the universities of Bonn and Hohenheim and gained professional experiences in the field of agricultural development policies in Malaysia and Cameroon. He worked as a research associate in the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.