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What is Poverty Alleviation

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Poverty alleviation aims to improve the quality of life for those people currently living in poverty. Another term that is often used is poverty reduction. These are all measures put in place to reduce the rate of poverty in the rural areas of the North West Region of Cameroon. These are some of the many inventions that are improving conditions for living in the rural areas of the region.
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Community Radio as a Tool for the Development of the Rural Population of the Northwest Region of Cameroon
Wuchu Cornelius Wutofeh (Department of Geography, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7844-5.ch001
Community radio as a tool for the development of the rural population of the north west region of Cameroon is aimed at evaluating the contribution of community radios to the development of the region. The focus here is on the conflict-stricken region of the north west region of Cameroon rocked by crises since 2017. Qualitative and quantitative research designs were adopted for this study. The data derived was coded and analyzed to come out with the findings that community radios have significantly contributed to the local development of the region though in crisis in the following ways: improving agricultural activities of the local population, advancing peace and culture, and general sensitization of the population, providing a forum for small and medium-sized enterprises to reach out to the population through advertisements at affordable rates and finally sensitizing the public on health issues focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, COVID-19, vaccination, and family planning.
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Poverty alleviation is any process that reduces income fluctuation between poor and non-poor scenarios (Adongo and Deen-Swarray, 2006 AU121: The in-text citation "Adongo and Deen-Swarray, 2006" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ). This is different from poverty reduction, which aims to permanently move an individual or household from a poor to a non-poor scenario.
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