Factors Affecting the Choice of Adaptation Measures To Climate Change: The Case of Famers In the Sudano-Sahelian Area of Cameroon

Dorothé Ngondjeb Yong


There is widespread interest on the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, and on the most effective investments to assist farmers strengthen factors influencing their choice of adaptation measures. The purpose of this study is to analyse the determinants affecting Cameroonian farmers’ choice of adaptation measures to climate change using a multinomial logit model. Estimating the model across 303 farmers in 10 villages of the Sudano-Sahelian Area (SSA) of Cameroon, the analysis indicate that 71.4 percent of the investigated farmers have adapted to climate change, whereas 28.6 percent have not adapted to climate change. This analysis also shows that farmers prefer changing the varieties and the seed/harvest time in order to adapt to climate change. Experienceof the head of household, land tenure, farm household income, and extensional education are factors influencing choice of adaptation.

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