Natural Resource Endowment and the Fallacy of Development in Cameroon [electronic resource] edited by Lotsmart Fonjong
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- Introduction : natural resources and underdevelopment in Cameroon : untangling a puzzle / Lotsmart Fonjong & James Emmanuel Wanki -- Theoretical and methodological framing. Natural resource endowment, a curse or a blessing on economic growth : the Cameroon experience / Njimanted Godfrey Forgha, Forbe Hodu Ngangnchi and Mukete Emmanuel Mbella -- Natural resources depletion and economic growth : implications and prospect for Cameroon economic emergence by 2035 / Nkwetta Ajong Aquilas, Njimanted Godfrey Forgha, Mbohjim Mobit & Mbu Sunday Agbor. -- Application of major development theories to agricultural transformation in Cameroon : recurring crises and future prospects / Fonteh Athanasius Amungwa -- Evaluating extractive sector corporate social investments in Cameroon : the front and backend activities methodological proposition / Yungong, Theophilus Jong -- Land Rights and land conflicts. Land grabbing in South-western Cameroon : deconstructing the complexity of local responses / James Emmanuel Wanki & Frankline Anum Ndi -- Understanding the nature, challenges and implications of land conflicts on local development in Ndu Sub-Division of Cameroon / Ngeh Roland Nformi, Balgah Sounders N., Lotsmart Fonjong, & Nformi Solange Chewe. -- The gender dimension of natural resources and development. Gender and household water resource management : acquisition, and challenges in Bomaka, Buea / Ethel N. Nangia, Eyongeta N. Telma & Nkongho C. Ayuk -- An assessment of the role of gender equality in accessing agricultural resources : a look towards Cameroon's emergence / Fabinin N. Akem & Ernest L. Molua -- Mainstreaming gender in the process of large-scale land acquisitions for agro-investment in Cameroon / Lotstmart Fonjong -- Natural resource, development challenges and policy options. Biodiversity conservation and the question of survival for food crop producers around the Mount Cameroon National Park / Lotsmart Fonjong &Ayemeley Betrand Ayuk -- Old age security and indigenous mutual support system in marginal pastoralist enclaves / Charles C. Fonchingong -- Pollution of water resources and challenges for efficient water development in the Republic of Cameroon / Celestin Def.
- Cameroon is rich in petroleum, minerals, tropical forests, wildlife, water systems, fertile lands, and much more. Paradoxically however, most citizens live in abject poverty and without jobs, potable water, electricity, good healthcare and roads. This book is a thoughtful interrogation of some of the structural factors driving persistent poverty in Cameroon in the midst of natural resource abundance. It engages in a multidimensional critical analysis of the impact of natural resources on basic development indicators and concludes that good resource governance and sound management are the missing link. Natural resources alone will not create socio-economic prosperity void of good management with a clear development vision and strategy in Cameroon. The book assembles a wide diversity of analysis, views, perspectives and recommendations from economists, development experts, social and political scientists, on Cameroon's current development inertia. What emerges in the end is a coherent interdisciplinary analysis of the natural resource-development paradox as it plays out in an African setting. Theories and good practices from Africa and beyond are systematically applied to identify and critique present policy and management approaches while providing alternative options that can unlock Cameroon's natural resource wealth for national prosperity.
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