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GTAP Resource #2083

"On the place of climate in the process of development and according to observations made in two boundaries provinces in Cameroon"
by Mengue Mbom, Alex

This paper tries to show in a convincing way the existing link between climate as factor and the development as a process and a result.
The space on which our observations are founded offers very favourable climatic conditions but a low level of development : compared to its real potentialities.
The essential part of the economic activity in certain localities in the Southwest province is observed in dry season which only lasts annually three to four months. This situation is obliging a great part of the working population to migrate to find employments elsewhere. The forsaken localities are marginalized more and fall into ruin.
Thanks to the analysis of the available data on our studied zone, and thanks to remote sensing , the link which exists between climate and the process of development is clearly established. T
he role of the climate is dual.
We think that the climate is a factor of accompaniment. Its real influence depends on the total context in which it acts. This influence can be positive and in this case the climate becomes an element which supports the development.
On the other hand where political, technological, social choices do not totally cop with the global context, including natural environment, the effects of the climate can be devastators; it thus deviate to an agent of destruction and a factor of under development and poverty.

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Category: 2006 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 9th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 2006
Created: Mengue Mbom, A. (5/1/2006)
Updated: Batta, G. (5/2/2006)
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