Agricultural Production

Subsistence agriculture is the main life-line of over 80% of rural women and their families in Cameroon. From the activity households are able to put food on the table; from it, meagre income is generated for the education of the children; from it, small resources are made available for the clothing and healthcare needs of the children.

MWDA, having identified this very critical link between the women as the key actors in the activity and the wellbeing of their families, observed that, the production methods employed in most cases by these women where debunked and less fruitful. That it was very necessary to provide improved skills and better yielding practices to these women in agricultural production, if significant change was to be made in the living standards of the people in rural areas.


Context. The processing and storage of the produce from the agricultural activities of rural women in Cameroon could treble its market value. MWDA, noted that most rural women either because of lack of equipment and skills or ignorance, did not engage in the improvement of the market value of their farm products, thereby curtailing significantly their profits thereof..
Cassava (manioc,) if processed (for example) into another product like gari generated more income, because it is better preserved in this form.