This report draws on the empirical findings of the last in a series of cross-sectional studies of the rural poor, set in Sub-Saharan Africa. The case study of rural communities in the Anglophone Southwest and Francophone Adamaoua Provinces of Cameroon undertaken in October 2000, draws on the findings of livelihood analysis carried out in Zambia in March 2000 (Davis, 2000). The Cameroon case study intends to review the interactions of transport on livelihoods, and explore the way in which transport based livelihood strategies, as well as non-transport measures can reduce the incidence of vulnerability amongst the rural poor and substantially improve their livelihood outcomes and life chances.
74th EAAE Seminar on Livelihoods and Rural Poverty, 12-15 September 2001, Imperial College at Wye, UK. pp. 16