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International Journal Of Rural Development, Environment And Health Research(IJREH)

Swarming: A Quality Agricultural Extension Technique among Organic Farmers in Cameroon

Nathalie Lando Loyem , Nobert Tohnain Lengha , Christopher Mubeteneh Tankou

International Journal of Rural Development, Environment and Health Research(IJREH), Vol-4,Issue3, May - June 2020, Pages 105-112, 10.22161/ijreh.4.3.4

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Researchers in different regions of the world are constantly thinking about strategies for environmental protection. In relation to that, this study is aimed to analyzing the transmission mechanisms put in place to transmit and popularize organic agriculture. A survey using a questionnaire (n = 10) and an interview guide (n = 07) collected data from organic pineapple farmers (N = 17, i.e. 13 men and 04 women, aged 25 to 64). This study took place in the Littoral region, in the Moungo-Cameroon administrative division, more precisely in three of its districts (Loum, Njombé-Penja and Mbanga). The SPSS Version 23 software made it possible to analyze the quantitative data and the interviews led to content analysis and the collection of testimonies. The results show that 60% of organic farmers say that the mechanisms of appropriation and transmission of OA is a matter of swarming. In addition, there is a difference between the means of transmission used and this difference is in favour of the swarming means of transmission (F = 21.17; p ˂ 0.05). In conclusion, swarming (rswarming= 0.957; p ˂ 0.01) is the most widely used means of both appropriation and transmission in the Littoral for the extension of organic farming.

Organic agriculture, Swarming, Organic farmers.

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