Intricacies of Organic and Chemical Fertilizer Application on Arable Land Crop Production in Cameroon

Mbu Daniel Tambi, Nganje Sophie Nanyongo, Chuo Joshua Njuh

Abstract

This study emphasizes on the contribution of organic and chemical fertilizer application to arable land on Crop production in Cameroon”. The objective of this research is to determine the correlates of fertilizer application on arable land and determine their effects on arable land production as well as decompose the arable land effected by the application of organic and chemical fertilizer. The analysis method used was the instrumental-cum-control function model in Cameroon household consumption survey. The result shows that fertilizer is strongly correlating with arable land production. The magnitude of this effect is stronger in organic fertilizer than in chemical fertilizer. Besides, land size, professional training, average annual precipitation, the use of modern technology, male household head, urban residence and the cost of fertilizer are factors positively and significantly influencing the application of fertilizer on arable land in Cameroon. In terms of policy, this study recommends that the government of Cameroon should increase and subsidize the supply of Fertilizer to farmers given the right conditions. This is an essential booster of agricultural production in this era of food security.

JEL Classification: Q12, Q18, Q20

Keywords

Organic fertilizer; food security; farmer; arable land; Cameroon

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