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Investing in rural people in Cameroon
January 2018

Cameroon’s economy is mainly agriculture-based, with almost three quarters of the economically active population in rural areas employed in agricultural pursuits. Food availability per capita is declining, as is the level of food security, which has fallen from 96 per cent in 1980 to around 80 per cent currently. In rural areas, half the population lives in poverty. Rural youth, faced with a lack of opportunities, skills and resources, are one of the population groups most vulnerable to poverty.

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