Economics Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Commsents
Question 7

(a)        What is subsistence farming?                                                             
            (b)        State any two objectives of agricultural policies in West Africa.      
            (c)        Outline any four ways through which agricultural production can

                        be improved in West Africa.

This question was popular with the candidates. However, candidates were only able to provide appropriate answers for the (a) and (c) parts of the question.  The (b) part was not well attempted.

Candidates needed to provide the following answers in the (b) part to score the maximum marks for this question.

            (b)        (i)         to bring about increase in food crop production;

  (ii)        to increase cash crops production

  (iii)       to generate employment;
            (iv)       to provide raw materials for industries.

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