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Title:Sustainability issues in the Cameroon banana supply chain
Author:Ollong, Kingsly Awang
Periodical:Revista Brasileira de Estudos Africanos = Brazilian journal of African studies (ISSN 2448-3923)
Geographic term:Cameroon
small farms
multinational enterprises
External link:http://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/rbea/article/view/67447/40031
Abstract:Bananas are a major staple as well as an important cash crop in developing countries and the most eaten fruit in Europe and Northern America. For decades, the banana economy has been a key example of trade injustice. The concentration of power in the hands of a few multinational companies has negatively affected the lives of thousands of banana workers and small farmers. While this activity has generated considerable profit for the multinational corporations that operate the plantations, the labourers and the communities in which these plantations are found have suffered injustices in the hands of the companies. It is against this backdrop that this paper sets out to make an appraisal of some sustainability issues that have gone a long way to affect the lives of both the workers and the communities in the Njombe-Penja area which is one the key banana producing area in Cameroon. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]