Due to COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world has experienced a significant shortage of inorganic fertilizer. This has led to a drastic increase in its price and has made it difficult for subsistence farmers in Southern Cameroons to access the good. As a result, the region has seen declining crop yields and higher levels of food insecurity, which is further exacerbated by the ongoing conflict between regional separatists and the national government. This project aims to reduce hunger and promote agricultural stability in the region by enabling farmers to produce organic fertilizer from locally available resources. The authors’ report is two-pronged: they assess the region’s most viable fertilizer options, then establish an implementation trajectory in which each approach scales up from the previous one.
- Authors: Megan Feeley, Austin Fraley, Conner Intress, Makayla Pesch, and Nichole Springer
- Client: Amba Farmers Voice
- Course: Spring 2023 Workshop in International Public Affairs, PA 860, taught by Sarah Halpern-Meekin
The full report is available upon request.