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Developement news | 25 Apr 2012
Farmers want direct subsidies, fertilizers and land

Farmers say if these needs are provided there will be bountiful harvests.
These farming season needs were expressed by farmers in a survey conducted in the ten regions of Cameroon by the Farmer’s Voice. According to the results of the survey conducted by the regional bureau chiefs of TFV, farmers prioritized financial assistance (27.3%), Fertiliser (19.5%) and land (17.5%). Surprisingly, tractors, engine saws and ploughing equipment were the least chosen. This is understood because most farmers (97%) are small farmers without vast land as expressed in the survey.

The most needed seeds according to the respondents are maize (19.2%), cassava cuttings (15.4%) and yams (13.5%).
According to Ngoh Denise, a pesticide dealer and farmer in Buea, what can improve production of food in Cameroon is the provision of subsidies, fertilizers and seeds to farmers by the state.
“I think subsidies are of great importance to boost yields today, you can’t neglect improved seeds if we want to get good yields, most of us farmers would need money to pay the man-power for more food to be produced”, he told TFV in Buea.
Farmers were randomly chosen by the 10 bureau chiefs and administered questionnaires on their needs. At least ten farmers from each region made up the random sample. Farmers freely expressed their minds in what they needed in the ten regions. For seeds any of the farmers who chose seeds as a priority were given options on what kind of seeds to choose. Below are the complete results of the survey.

“The state should provide the enabling grounds for higher productivity”,
Tembang Nguh, Cocoa/rubber farmer, Kumba
“There is still vast forest but people hesitate opening far away farms since evacuation is difficult. We don’t want money. Farmers should have their banks that loan money. We have discovered that the loans and subventions come when the farming season is over. The state should provide the enabling grounds for higher productivity at the planting season if we hope to have more food on our tables “.

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