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Cameroon: Perspectives on Food Security and the Emerging Power Footprint

Department of Political Science and the International Development Studies Program, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
Sustainability 2014, 6(4), 1868-1895;
Received: 13 January 2014 / Revised: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 26 March 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: food security; emerging powers; footprint; perspectives food security; emerging powers; footprint; perspectives
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Sneyd, A. Cameroon: Perspectives on Food Security and the Emerging Power Footprint. Sustainability 2014, 6, 1868-1895.

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