In sub-Saharan Africa, small-scale farmers make up the majority of food producers. While recognizing that the yields per hectare for main food crops are generally low in small-scale food production systems in this region, there are considerable differences in yield output among individual farmers. At the very local scale, why do these differences exist? By examining factors that are associated with yield differences, policy can be better informed and tailored to respond to challenges of food production among this important group of producers.
Determinants of Yield Differences in Small Scale Food Crop Farming Systems in Cameroon
Yengoh, G. T. (2012). Determinants of yield differences in small-scale food crop farming systems in Cameroon. Agriculture & Food Security, 1(1), 19. doi:10.1186/2048-7010-1-19