Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Aug  2018, Pages 190-198; DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.24018 10.31058/j.as.2018.24018

Urban-Pig Farming: Easy Gain and Danger to the Environment (Yaounde-Cameroon)

Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Aug  2018, Pages 190-198.

DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.24018

Abdoulay Mfewou 1* , Sevidzem Silas Lendzele 2

1 Department of Geography, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon

2 Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon

Received: 13 May 2018; Accepted: 31 August 2018; Published: 29 October 2018

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Abstract

This article examines the problems of pig-breeding in the human environment. It highlights the economic importance of pig-breeding in income generation in the urban and suburbs of the city of Yaounde. The study was carried out in six months on 201 farms in the urban and sub-urban areas of Yaounde and revealed that stakeholders in this activity focused on the economic importance while ignoring environmental problems. Pig-breeders originated from different geographic origin and men (75.0%) were highly involved. Pig breeding was common in suburbs than in urban settings with a statistical significant difference (P<0.05). It was found in the urban site that most pig breeders were from Nkoabang (12.93%) with 9.38% animals per farm, while in the suburbs, most of them were from Obala (31.34%) with 43.72% animals per farm. This activity is particularly criticized by the media and the Cameroonian public for many drawbacks. Some of the major pitfalls included pollution i.e. sound and waste. The article points out the necessity to handle the conflict between breeders and non-breeders. This participatory approach appears to be an important element in the development of the urban planning system.

Keywords

Cohabitation, Environment, Urban, Pig, Yaounde-Cameroon

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