Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2020, Page: 1-7
Challenges of Rural Landscape Mosaic and Beautification in Oku, North West Region of Cameroon
Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Kiming Ignatius Ngala, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Nyuyki Bernard Bodzemo, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Akoni Innocent Ngwainbi, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
George Ngek Diom, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, Yaounde, Cameroon
Received: Nov. 18, 2019;       Accepted: Dec. 11, 2019;       Published: Apr. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20200601.11      View  273      Downloads  48
Abstract
Rural landscapes are predisposed to a wide range of challenges and changes. These changes modify and transform rural setting rendering them desirable for habitation. Backed by a montane forest rich in biodiversity and other resources, the locale is blessed to possess a volcanic crater lake of exceptional beauty and attraction. The objective of this study is to appreciate the challenges of landscape assortment and beautification of a typical rural setting. Over the years, the rate of countryside transformation is on the rise. The primary method of information collection on the subject under study focused on first hand data from rural inhabitants. Questionnaires were administered residents of the study area. The questionnaires focused on ways of transformation of the rural area, duration, materials used and sources. The open and close ended question technique was adopted. Direct field observation and numerous visits to the study area were undertaken. Results obtained revealed the rapid rate of rural landscape transformation, the high rate of tourist visits and a beautification of the countryside. The study concluded that natural and human influences on the landscapes accounts for beautification.
Keywords
Rural, Landscape, Mosaic, Embellishment
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Godwill Tobouah Nyanchi, Kiming Ignatius Ngala, Nyuyki Bernard Bodzemo, Akoni Innocent Ngwainbi, George Ngek Diom, Challenges of Rural Landscape Mosaic and Beautification in Oku, North West Region of Cameroon, International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsqa.20200601.11
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