ASSESSMENT OF TRADE FACILITATION AND COMPETITIVENESS OF CAMEROON'S COFFEE SECTOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRADE LIBERALISATION



Changes in the agriculture and food sectors over the last ten years have been heavily influenced not only by world economic events but by both the global trade policy and domestic economic reforms. These have had serious impacts on African economies and on the response of the agricultural sector for agrarian economies such as Cameroon. Cameroon is a small developing country whose economy depends heavily on agricultural export commodities, the most important being coffee (Tambi, 1999; Nchare, 2007; World Bank, 2008).

Coffee is a typical global good with a highly competitive market. In Cameroon, coffee revenue accounts for some 20% of total export earnings, 10% of agricultural GDP, and 2% of national GDP. However, sustained fluctuations in export earnings have raised concern on the country's earnings, growth prospects and debt servicing.
  
  Source: Ernest L. Molua                                                                         Télécharger cet article au format Pdf