Determinants of re-cycling and use of domestic waste in urban swamp areas of Yaounde in Cameroon
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The present paper aims to identify the determinants of the recycling and use of recycled domestic waste in the swamp areas of Yaounde, Cameroon. For this purpose, we identify the determinants of their use in three swamp areas in order to propose a domestic waste strategy among households. Data was collected between August and September 2005 among 126 farmers. Results show that the production of vegetables, the short distance between the house of the farmer and their farm, the use of recycled livestock wastes, the level of education and the surface of the farm have a positive effect on the decision to use domestic waste in the swamp areas of Yaounde. On the other hand, the age of farmers have a negative effect. In fact, the closer the farmers live to their farm, the more likely they will use recycled domestic wastes. To promote good management of domestic waste and safe urban and semi-urban agriculture in the swamp areas, the implementation of transfer station of waste collected, in or next to swamp areas, seems to be a solution.