International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)


Impact of training in management and agricultural techniques in cameroon: evaluation of the "manage your business better" training tool (germe).

Author(s): Sebastien Nama, Benjamin Fomba Kamga, Gervais Beninguis SE

This paper uses the case of the International Labor Office's (ILO) "Manage Your Business Better" (GERME) training methodology within the framework of the Youth Agropastoral Entrepreneurship Promotion Program (PEA-Jeunes) to assess the impact of training in managerial and agricultural techniques on the income of young people's agricultural activities in Cameroon. A sample of 505 individuals, including 321 participants in the training program and 184 non-participants, was randomly selected from the directory of young people who had applied for the program's training between 2017-2019 in the four intervention regions of the PEA-Jeunes in Cameroon. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Endogeneity Switching Regression (ESR) method. The results show that participation in GERME training is influenced by marital status, entrepreneurial training, field of training, agricultural experience and financial status of the individual. Individuals in couples are less likely to participate in the training, while individuals with higher levels of education have a high probability of participating in th e entrepreneurship program training. This is also the case for individuals with managerial training. In addition, individuals wh o practice agro pastoral activities as their main activity and individuals who have a "good" financial situation are more likely to participate in the microcredit program. Furthermore, the results suggest that the GERME training methodology has a positive and significant impact on the income from agricultural activities of the young participants in the PEA-Jeunes program.

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