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Title:The tole tea estate in West Cameroon
Author:Bederman, S.H.ISNI
Periodical:Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
Geographic term:Cameroon
Abstract:Renewed interest in tea culture by agricultural authorities in West Cameroon has made this culture now being considered not only an important money maker, but also a prospective major cash crop. New plantings are contemplated in several sections of West Cameroon within the near future, and the Tole Tea Estate on Mount Cameroon in Victoria Division, the major tea producer in West Africa, figures heavily in this expansion. The present article deals with its technical and economic aspects: Tea growing on Mount Cameroon; Early production; Production during World War Two; Production since World War Two; Labor at the Tole Tea Estate; Yearly work cycle; Sexual division of labor; Salaries and fringe benefits; Sources of labor; Labor problems; The tea factory at Tole; Marketing Tole tea; Future development and the prospect. Bibliography; figures; tables.