The poor and marginalized keep surviving with their tiny earnings form agriculture and other minor businesses as hand to mouth with little or nothing left to save for the rainy days. Because of the poor road network farmers can produce but cannot take to the markets.
Quite a good number of vegetable are also cultivated. Some of these are consumed while the excesses are sold in our local markets.
Farmers have no irrigation facilities to support cultivation within the dry season in area that this could be very necessary so food insufficiency is often the results. Farmers spend in the purchase of chemical pesticides and our new learning in Japan which needs to reach the farmers teaches non chemical/organic pesticides.
ANIMAL STATISTICSIn Cameroon animals (Pigs) are kept as a way of saving money so that when schools are re-opening each year in September when children require money to go back to school, pig owners usually sell their pigs to pay fees for their children in schools and buy books.
For this reason pig production statistics are often very unstable, going up and down from farmer to farmer especially as we do not actually have professional pig farmer per say but rather those who do it as a hobby.
A pig takes 3months 3weeks 3 days to deliver and if the young ones are weaned after one month two weeks, we can count two deliveries in a year. Number of new born range between 8 - 12 averagely.
Some farmers decide to allow the young ones for fattening before selling for meat while others prefer to sell either all or a number of them to have money to raise the others. Each pig farmer owns from 2 to 10 pigs and the number for the above reasons is very unstable.
A few farmers are able to keep above this number if they are partially or progressively becoming professionals but feeding is often the major problem that retards progress and more over the annual seasonal disease attacks which some farmers are proposing an insurance scheme for pig farmers to face the risk especially as some farmers take bank loans to engage in the business.
CAMEROON'- Population is 22,532.000 people with a population density of 39.7 persons /square kilometers and because of its geographical features and its cultural diversity, Cameroon is popularly known as Africa in Miniature, having all you would everywhere else in Africa.
POLITICAL;- Cameroon has 10 regions (prefectures) out of which 2 are English speaking 22 % of the total population while 8 are French speaking 78% .
SOCIAL/GEOGRAPHICAL'- Cameroonian President PAUL BIYA born on 13th February 1933 has ruled for 33 years as President and chief of the arm forces.
In terms of religion we have freedom of worship with Muslims, Christians dominating the population.
We also have a number of Buddhist and non-religious population Popularly known as a football nation with several touristic sights to visit including parks, zoos game reserves etc.