Peasant Strategies in the Cotton Regions of Cameroon: Lessons From the Lam Cotton Zone

Anatole DAKA, Yijie WANG, Liang HU


Faced with increasingly drastic conditions, Lam cotton farmers are using indigenous knowledge to develop alternative strategies. The objective of this paper is to analyze the supervision issue of cotton farmers in north Cameroon. Ethno methodology and strategic analysis are the theories used to explain the practical knowledge and strategies employed by the cotton farmers. Based on the collected results, it’s noticed that the training is imposed by the SODECOTON (cotton development society) with the aim of maintaining its domination over cotton farmers, thereby conveying capitalistic logic and impoverishing peasants. The failure of the above-mentioned training technique has led to new emerging strategies conceived and implemented by the peasants.

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