Le rôle des organisations paysannes dans la professionnalisation de l'agriculture en afrique subsaharienne : le cas du Cameroun.

Abstract : In all continents and especially in the sub Saharan countries, farmers organizations have always been at the center of development policies in agriculture. These farmers' organizations in Cameroon though many in number and diversified, are subject to particular attention by public authorities, who close to four decades today are putting in place development programs with main objective, being the support to professionalization of agriculture through the organization and the structuring of the rural milieu. This research analyses the role of farmers' organizations in the professionalization of agriculture. It treats and clarifies the notion of agricultural professionalization and farmer organizations using a sociological approach and put into evidence the logic of programs with focus on professionalization. It also treats the dynamics of farmer organizations in agriculture in Cameroon. The study is based on data from the observation of farmer's organizations dynamics in Cameroon from the year 1994 to 2012, and also, the follow up of initiatives of support projects to farmer organizations and the agriculture sub-sectors. Data collected is also from a survey carried out in 70 farmer organizations in the West, North West, South West, Littoral and South regions of Cameroon. These surveys permitted group discussions with about 350 farmers from different farmer organizations, and enabled particularly more elaborate discussions with 20 leaders of farmer's organizations on their experience and nature of leadership. On the basis of results obtained, it was established that the professionalization of agriculture is inscribed in the new logic of the supply of innovations proposed by development partners, with the aim of contributing to a more competitive agriculture sector in sub Saharan Africa." Last and final summary in the thesis.
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Valantine Achancho. Le rôle des organisations paysannes dans la professionnalisation de l'agriculture en afrique subsaharienne : le cas du Cameroun.. Sociologie. AgroParisTech, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012AGPT0095⟩. ⟨pastel-00935522⟩

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