The results are categorised into country overviews of the sector, followed by impacts derived from literature reviews, stakeholder consultation and interview-based field data.
Artisanal mining is a nature-dependent activity that has evolved differently due to national differences in governance and legal systems, as well as the presence or absence of political will to promote the sector. This section provides an overview of the artisanal mining sector in Cameroon, Congo and CAR.
Cameroon’s exports are dominated by non-manufactured goods, which account for over 28% of GDP.
Six major items—forest products (timber and lumber), petroleum and other oil products, cocoa, coffee, cotton...