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Cameroon: Perspectives on Food Security and the Emerging Power Footprint

Authors
  • sneyd, adam
Publication Date
Apr 09, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/su6041868
OAI: oai:mdpi.com:/2071-1050/6/4/1868/
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

The reality that food security is a contested concept and ultimately a matter of perspective has considerable implications for Cameroon’s partnerships with emerging powers. This article argues that Cameroon could achieve a more sustainable and equitable food system if greater policy attention is directed toward understanding the range of perspectives that contend to influence food security policy, and to engaging with viewpoints that vie to assess the ‘footprint’ of emerging powers in this area. The analysis presented below shows that the principal perspectives that compete to influence Cameroonian policy vary depending on the particular dimension of food security or aspect of emerging power activity under discussion. This finding challenges previous typologies, and encourages more nuanced interpretations of debates on these matters moving forward.

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