Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009

JDAE Articles

July 2018

Determinants of collective marketing and marketable surplus for smallholder sorghum producers in Oyam district, Uganda

In 2000, Uganda instituted a tax rebate of 10 to 15% to industries willing to use locally sourced raw materials. This attracted Nile Breweries Ltd (NBL) to start using locally produced sorghum for beer production in 2002 and intervened in the sorghum value chain through mobilization of farmers into producer groups, established bulking centers and appointed buying agents. Despite these interventions, some farmers still...

Author(s): Nangobi R. and Mugonola B.

July 2018

Technical efficiency and profitability of potato production by smallholder farmers: The case of Dinsho District, Bale Zone of Ethiopia

The study aimed to analyze the technical efficiency and profitability of potato production by smallholder farmers in Dinsho District of Bale Zone of Ethiopia. Cross sectional data collected in 2015/16 production year from 147 surveyed households was utilized in achieving these objectives. Non-parametric net crop revenue analysis and Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier approach were used to analyze enterprise profitability...

Author(s): Ahmed Kasim Dube, Burhan Ozkan, Amanuel Ayele, Diriba Idahe and   Ahmed Aliye

July 2018

The Role of Pastoralists’ Indigenous Knowledge and Practices in Reducing Household Food Insecurity in West Pokot, Kenya: A Binary Probit Analysis

In recent decades, researchers and development practitioners have explored strategies to manage shocks and reduce food insecurity in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) especially through introduction of modern scientific approaches and interventions; for instance promotion of exotic livestock breeds, but these interventions have not yielded desired results. This has been attributed to the fact that most of these...

Author(s): Deborah Namayi Muricho, David Jakinda Otieno and Willis Oluoch-Kosura

July 2018

Determinants of microfinance loan utilization by smallholder farmers: The case of Omo Microfinance in Lemo District of Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia

This study investigated factors determining microfinance loan utilization by smallholder farmers from Omo Microfinance institution in Lemo District of Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Both primary and secondary data were used and a total of 118 sampled farmers were considered for the interview. Both descriptive statistics and independent double-hurdle model were used to analyze the microfinance loan utilization and loan...

Author(s): Amanuel Ayele and Degye Goshu

June 2018

Income contribution and adoption potential of apple based agroforestry on homestead farms in West and North Shoa zones of Ethiopia

To reduce the local people high reliance on the remnant forest, the then Forestry Research Center and GTZ introduced and provided Apple tree seedlings for selected residents in the West and North Shoa Zones of Ethiopia two decades ago. However, despite the provision of such variety of seedlings, a study that assessed the contribution of the fruit trees to the household economy improvement, and the various determinant...

Author(s): Lemlem Tajebe and Asfaw Gelan

June 2018

A study on prisoner population and food demand in Malawi prisons

While Malawi’s per capita cereal production may be higher than her per capita cereal consumption, Malawi is a net cereal importer and thus food insecure. The food situation is much worse in Malawi’s prisons because inmates generally eat one meal per day. The general objective of this study was to project prisoner population and food demand for ten years, from 2015 to 2025. Using structured questionnaires in...

Author(s): Hastings B. Moloko, Davis H. Ng’ong’ola, Joseph Dzanja and Thabie Chilongo

June 2018

Assessment of the factors affecting the performance of micro and small scale enterprise: The case of Wolkite town, Guraghe zone, Southern Ethiopia

Currently, the Ethiopian government gives a great emphasis on the growth of micro and small-scale enterprises. Besides, some empirical studies were conducted to identify the factors affecting the performance of micro and small-scale enterprises in this town. For the sake of achieving this goal most important primary sources of data were collected through survey questionnaire from samples of 30 peoples by means of the...

Author(s): Deksiso Guye Gelgelu

June 2018

Determinants of food insecurity and coping strategies of rural households: The case of Shalla District, West Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Food security at the household level in the rural areas of Ethiopia has remained a challenging goal until today. The design and implementation of effective measures to reduce household food insecurity needs an in depth understanding of its covariates. As a result, this study was conducted with the specific objectives of estimating the situation, extent and severity of food insecurity, identifying factors influencing...

Author(s): Ahmed Kasim Dube, Jema Haji and Lemma Zemedu

May 2018

Small scale entrepreunership of seaweed in Serewe Bay, East Lombok, Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

Improving the livelihoods and socio-economic conditions of coastal communities is important to make people more secure and less vulnerable to both external pressures and inevitable socio-economic changes. This study aims to describe the characteristics of small-scale entrepreneurs based on seaweed and market characteristics, describe the challenges and opportunities of seaweed business, and find out the government...

Author(s): Achmad Zamroni  

May 2018

Attitude of indigenous chicken farmers towards agricultural insurance in Nyanza, Kenya

Indigenous chicken (IC) contribute significantly to income and food security of rural communities. However, the IC are kept in systems that are characterised by high risk conditions such as diseases, predation, inadequate feeding and poor housing resulting in sub optimal production levels and profitability. Agricultural insurance therefore becomes an attractive option of minimizing these risks. Uptake of agricultural...

Author(s): Phoebe Bwari Mose, Chrilukovian Bwire Wasike, Benjamin Ombok Owuor and Mary Jepkemboi Kipsat  

May 2018

Economic efficiency of milk production among small-scale dairy farmers in Mukurweini, Nyeri County, kenya

This study aimed at evaluating the economic efficiency of milk production among small-scale dairy farmers in Mukurweini, Nyeri County, Kenya. Data were collected from 91 small-scale dairy farmers previously engaged in a nutritional study in 2013. The farmers had been sampled using purposive sampling technique. Data were collected using structured questionnaires, entered into statistical package for social science...

Author(s): Maina Florence, Mburu John, Gitau George, VanLeeuwen John and Negusse Yigzaw  

May 2018

Smallholder farmers’ livestock production and marketing in Bahir Dar Zuria District, Northwestern Ethiopia

The objective of the study was to assess the livestock production and marketing system in smallholder systems of the area. Two kebeles were selected from Bahir Dr Zuria district based on livestock production experience and accessibility to road. Primary data were collected using semi-structured questionnaire and supplemented with key informants and secondary data sources. The average land holding in the area was 0.73 ha...

Author(s): Bimrew Asmare  

April 2018

Trend, pattern and determinants of crop diversification of small holders in West Bengal: A district-wise panel data analysis

Crop diversification is one of the most important risk management and income enhancing strategies for farmers. The study investigates the pattern, trend, and factors influencing crop diversification in different districts of West Bengal, based on secondary data. The Simpson index has been used to estimate diversification. The results show that all the districts of West Bengal and the state as a whole have exhibited a...

Author(s): Debasis Mithiya, Kumarjit Mandal and Lakshmikanta Datta

April 2018

Econometric analysis of socioeconomic and demographic determinants of rural households’ saving behavior: The case of Sinana district, Ethiopia

This paper examines the major socioeconomic and demographic determinants of rural households’ saving behavior in Sinana district, Ethiopia. A random sample of 267 rural households was selected from four rural kebeles of the district. The study used both descriptive statistics and econometric model for the analysis of primary data. The result of descriptive statistics demonstrates that 47.2% of the sampled...

Author(s): Mekonin Abera Negeri and Birhane Zelalem Kebede

April 2018

On farm partial budget analysis of pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) to the application of NP fertilizer and farmyard manure in Raya Azebo District, Northern Ethiopia

This research was conducted to assess the economic feasibility of inorganic fertilizer application and farmyard manure on Marako Fana pepper variety in Raya Azebo district, Northern Ethiopia. The combination of 25, 50, 75 and 100% of nationally recommended inorganic fertilizers and 10 t ha-1 farmyard manure as well as four control treatments (unfertilized, 100% farmyard manure, 100%  and blended fertilizer/NPS)...

Author(s): Kassa Melese, Wassu Mohammed and Gebre Hadgu

April 2018

Sustaining the economic growth for agriculture sector in Benin#: How do agricultural technologies influence the growth rate?

This paper examined the influence of agricultural technologies on the growth of agricultural value-added based on time series data (1990-2016) and Cobb-Douglas production function. The results indicated that there are significant and certain benefits to draw economically from the utilization of a system of technological innovations including mechanization, renewed capital stocks, as well as temporary annual cropping and...

Author(s): Ainan Hoyeton Brice and Luan Jingdong

March 2018

Production and marketing of rice in Kenya: Challenges and opportunities

Rice farming remains an important concern in Kenya due to its positive impact on increasing household food security, raising farmer’s income as well as reducing risks in the years of poor weather conditions. Currently, the demand for rice in Kenya outstrips its production, a gap that is filled through imports. Thus, increasing rice production and productivity in Kenya requires a number of measures to be put in...

Author(s): Evans A. Atera, Florence N. Onyancha and Eucabeth B. O. Majiwa  

March 2018

Effect of price and exchange rate volatility on Kenya’s black tea export demand: A pooled mean group estimation

The tea sector plays an important role in the Kenyan economy mainly through employment, contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and foreign exchange earnings. However, the sector faces a number of risks including but not limited to production, technological, price and market risks, legal and personal risks. Price and exchange rate volatility is one of the main sources of risk in the agribusiness sector. This paper...

Author(s): Winrose Chepng’eno

March 2018

Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector

Agricultural companies (2011-2013) were chosen as the samples of this study. Financial report data were used to analyze the disciplines of the executives, their strength mean, research and development (R&D) strength and productivity. The results of the empirical research showed that companies with technology executives will significantly have increased R&D intensity; but companies with management executives...

Author(s): Shu Yehong and He Yucheng

March 2018

Does gender matter in effective management of plant disease epidemics? Insights from a survey among rural banana farming households in Uganda

Crop diseases significantly suppress plant yields and in extreme cases wipe out entire crop species threatening food security and eroding rural livelihoods. It is therefore critical to estimate the extent to which shocks like disease epidemics can affect food availability and the capacity of smallholder farmers to mitigate and reverse the effects of such shocks. This study utilizes sex-disaggregated data from 341...

Author(s): Enoch Mutebi Kikulwe, Stanslus Okurut, Susan Ajambo, Eisabetta Gotor, Reuben Tendo Ssali, Jerome Kubiriba and Eldad Karamura

March 2018

Factors affecting market supply of honey in Chena district, Kaffa zone, Southern Ethiopia

Despite high volume of honey production in Chena district of southern Ethiopia, the market supply of honey is low as compared to its potential due to some socioeconomic, demographic, production, market and institution related factors. This study was initiated to identify factors affecting volume of honey marketed. Data from 154 sample honey producers was collected and analyzed using multiple linear regression model with...

Author(s): Kassa Tarekegn, Jema Haji and Bosena Tegegne

February 2018

Economic analysis of duck eggs incubation using hot spring as heat source

The economic analysis of a manual and automatic turning hot spring incubator developed at the University of the Philippines-Los Baňos, Laguna Province, Philippines, was studied by comparing its performance with the conventional electrical incubator. This research can help small-scale farmers by reducing operational cost and increasing profitability. To determine the feasibility, undiscounted and discounted measures were...

Author(s): Anthony J. Taplah Jr., Delfin C. Suministrado, Rossana Marie C. Amongo,  Fernando O. Paras Jr., Jessie C. Elauria and David P. Tokpah

February 2018

Effect of research and development on agricultural sector growth in the East African community

This study empirically examined the effect of research and development on agricultural sector growth in East African Community from the year 2000-2014. According to the endogenous growth theory, research and development leads to increase in the stock of knowledge which in turn has got spill over effects hence leads to economic growth. However, little is known on the effect of R&D on the agricultural sector in the...

Author(s): Lawrence Were Ouru, Lawrence Kibet, Aquilars Kalio and Naftaly Mose

February 2018

Use of a warrantage system to face rural poverty and hunger in the semi-arid area of Burkina Faso

It is widely believed that limited access of small scale farmers to agricultural credit is one of the key causes of rural poverty and a major constraint to adoption of innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since the early 1960s, many strategies to access agricultural credits have been implemented with success. This study assessed the effects of warrantage, a community-based micro credit system, on poor small resource...

Author(s): Badiori Ouattara, Sibiri Jean Baptiste Taonda, Arahama Traoré, Idriss Sermé, François Lompo, Derek Peak, Michel P. Sédogo and André Bationo

January 2018

Poverty and income inequality in Girar Jarso District of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

The paper examines the status and determinants of poverty and inequality among rural households in Girar Jarso district of Central Ethiopia. To measure the status of poverty and inequality, the study made use of cost of basic need approach, Foster-Greer-Thorbecke indices and Gini coefficient. Based on the survey of 120 households, the logistic model was estimated. A three-stage sampling procedure was applied for...

Author(s): Dereje Haile and Haymanot Asfaw

January 2018

Gender analysis of micro-loan sizes accessed by small-scale agro-entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Available statistics confirmed that men have access to credit more than women in Nigeria because men have assets which serve as collateral for accessing credit. Credit is essential to farmers, especially the small-scale farmers who have limited capital for their production but constitute the greatest force in food production in many developing countries. The study was carried out to investigate micro-loan sizes accessed...

Author(s): Ugwuja V. C. and Nweze N. J.

January 2018

Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

This study aims to analyze effects of adoption of motorized water pump on household farm income of smallholder farmers in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. The total sample size (n=196) was purposively selected from two Woredas and five Kebeles. Descriptive analysis, inferential analysis and Heckman two-stage mode were employed for data analysis. The ordinary least squares (OLS) model result revealed that among...

Author(s): Agidew Abebe and Amanuel Shewa

January 2018

Technical efficiency of irrigated rice seed farmers in Koussin-Lélé, Benin Republic

Seed is one of the key inputs for rice production. The quantity of rice seeds produced is largely below the demand expressed by rice producers in Benin. In recent years, several projects have been implemented to promote this activity. A one stage stochastic frontier production which incorporates a model for the technical inefficiency effects was applied on a whole population of 141 farmers identified in the irrigated...

Author(s): Afio ZANNOU, Sylvain KPENAVOUN CHOGOU, Idelphonse O. SALIOU and Gautier BIAOU

December 2017

Dynamics and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia

This study examined the central characteristics of migrants and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia based on snow ball sampling and a survey of 665 sample migrants using descriptive and econometric analysis. The results of this study showed that 76.2% of the migrants left their home at age ranges between 15 and 25 years. Similarly, it was found that 48% of the migrants were attending junior...

Author(s): Fassil Eshetu and Mohammed Beshir

December 2017

Why does food insecurity persist in Ethiopia? Trends, challenges and prospects of food security in Ethiopia

This paper seeks an answer to why does food insecurity persists in Ethiopia with extensive review of literature? Nearly, one billion people globally are food insecure and food security challenges are widespread in the developing countries. Ethiopia has been renowned as a country of famine and food insecurity. During the period between 1958 and 1977 over 25 million people were affected, from 1974 to 1991, it was wracked...

Author(s): Fikre Lemessa Ocho, Gezahegn Berecha Yadessa, Fikadu Mitiku Abdissa and Adugna Eneyew Bekele

December 2017

Determinants of the adoption of improved white haricot beans in East Shewa Zone, South-Eastern Ethiopia

White haricot bean is a major source of food (protein) and income for the rural households of Ethiopia. Nationally, it is among the major pulse crops used for export. Despite its contribution, adoption of white haricot beans variety is very low. With this backdrop, this study analyzed the determinants of the decision to adopt and intensify the adoption of white haricot beans. A sample of 394 farm households were...

Author(s): Daniel Masresha, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji and Lemma Zemedu

December 2017

Who engages in urban and peri-urban agriculture in the condensed urban slums of Bangladesh?

Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) have been considered solutions for improving poor living conditions in undeveloped urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the factors affecting UPA decision-making, with special attention to land constraints among poor urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh. A logit regression model was applied using secondary individual household data...

Author(s): Haruka Yamashita and Akira Ishida

November 2017

Determinants of potato seed market supply through producer cooperatives in Haraghe, Ethiopia

Seed producer cooperatives were initiated by the Integrated Seed Sector Development Program in five regions of Ethiopia including Oromia region since 2009 as an alternative mechanism to narrow the gap between seed supply and demand in the country. Seed marketing is one of the key activities of the program to satisfy the demand of farmers by providing quality seeds in the right place, at the right time and with the right...

Author(s): Alemayehu Oljira and Degye Goshu

November 2017

An analysis of multidimensional poverty and its determinants in rural Nigeria

Human beings live to get happiness, livelihood, peace, security, safety, dignity and respect among others. Deprivation of any of these could be frustrating. Thus, attempts were made to determine multidimensional poverty index (MPI) of rural households and its decomposition by geo-political zones in Nigeria using the Alkire-Foster MPI approach. The result showed that the headcount poverty ratio H was 78.1% when K = 30 as...

Author(s): Joshua O. Amao, Kayode Ayantoye and Gbenga E. Fanifosi

November 2017

Adoption of the new highly efficient cooking stoves by urban households in Zanzibar, Tanzania

The study was aimed at ascertaining the adoption of New Highly Efficient Cooking Stoves (NHECS) imported from China by Zanzibar’s urban households for reducing cooking costs, health impacts and environmental degradation. Both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires, key informant interviews and field observation, and secondary data were collected from...

Author(s): Abdalla, H. Sheha and Makame, O. Makame

October 2017

Profit efficiency analysis among groundnut farmers from Malawi

This study analyzes the profit efficiency and its determinants in groundnut production, applying a stochastic profit frontier model on survey data collected from 400 groundnut growing households in Malawi. The result indicated that the inefficiencies in groundnut production hindered profitability in the sector. The profit efficiency ranged from 1% to 89% (with a mean of 45%). Significant association was observed between...

Author(s): Temesgen F. Bocher and Franklin Simtowe

October 2017

Sustainability assessment of cattle herding in the North West Region of Cameroon, Central Africa

Cattle herding in the North West Region of Cameroon is not sustainable in its present form. Although the role played by the cattle herding enterprise in the region is fundamental to the livelihood of cattle herders, consumers, the region, and others who depend on its products and services for survival; its sustainability unfortunately is not guaranteed due to several challenges. The repercussions of a breakdown of the...

Author(s): Tamufor Gideon, Wahidul K. Biswas and Deborah Pritchard

September 2017

Profitability and sustainability of modern fish farming in Benin: An on-farm experimental appraisal of two production systems of Clarias gariepinus

An on-farm experimental appraisal was done to compare the profitability of two production systems of Clarias gariepinus in Benin, and to assess the challenges of modern fish farming in West Africa. The results showed that fish farming using above ground tanks (AGT) was not profitable enough to reward production and recover capital costs, should the investments be fully bank loan-funded. At present feed prices, it cannot...

Author(s): Honfoga Barthélemy G., Tognon Isabelle A. and Chikou Antoine

September 2017

Economic profitability and risk analyses of improved sorghum varieties in Tanzania

This study uses survey data collected in 2012/2013 farming season to determine the net-returns and utility-efficient farm management practices for improved sorghum varieties adopted by small-scale farmers in Tanzania. The reference farm management practice was using JEMBE (handhole) for land cultivation and growing local varieties (landraces). Other farm management practices included using ox-plough for land cultivation...

Author(s): Aloyce R. Kaliba, Kizito Mazvimavi and Ghirmay S. Ghebreyesus

September 2017

Commodity prices, exchange rate and economic growth in West Africa: Case study of Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana

Some West African countries have extensive access to natural resources and rely heavily on revenues from the export of these primary commodities. The heavy dependence of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire on revenues from the exportation of cocoa raises the possibility that these economies are vulnerable to external commodity price fluctuations. This paper seeks to examine the relationship between cocoa prices, exchange rate...

Author(s): Julien Ofori-Abebrese, Robert Becker Pickson and Grace Ofori-Abebrese

August 2017

Determinants of credit access by smallholder farmers in North-East Benin

Financing agriculture is a key issue in rural development. Despite the efforts of the government to make credit services available and affordable in most of the rural areas, access to credit among smallholder farmers remains low. This paper analyzes the determinants of credit access by farmers in the North East, Benin. Primary data were collected from one hundred and twenty respondents randomly selected and interviewed...

Author(s): Perceval N. Assogba,, Senakpon E. Haroll Kokoye, Rosaine N. Yegbemey, Jonas A. Djenontin, Zacharie Tassou, Joanna Pardoe and Jacob A. Yabi

August 2017

Technical efficiency determinants of potato production: A study of rain-fed and irrigated smallholder farmers in Welmera district, Oromia, Ethiopia

Increasing productivity through enhanced potato production efficiency could be an important move towards food security. In Ethiopia potato (Solanum tubersum L.) production levels and rates have been increasing due to the development and dissemination of improved potato technologies. Despite these efforts by the government, smallholders’ potato productivity has remained below potential. However, empirical studies...

Author(s): Wudineh Getahun Tiruneh, Abebe Chindi and Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis

August 2017

Maximizing the economic return from Egypt's export of the most important vegetable crops in the foreign markets

This study is set to examine the possibility of maximizing the returns of Egyptian vegetable exports: fresh potatoes, onions, and tomatoes, through the optimal distribution of exports to international markets. Linear programming model is formulated to determine the optimal distribution of exports among the importing countries. This model is restricted by export capacity, import capacity, and suggested organization...

Author(s): Bader, E. A. and Dawoud, S. D. Z.

August 2017

Resource use efficiency in rice production in the lower Anambra irrigation project, Nigeria

Increasing the output of rice to match the growing demand for rice is a global challenge, and with growing world population, the need becomes more pertinent. For developing countries with high population density like Nigeria, the importance of rice in the food security status of the population cannot be questioned. Although the production of rice in Nigeria has been increasing over time, there is need to move towards...

Author(s): Amaechina Ebele C. and Eboh Eric C.

July 2017

Dairy farmer households’ farm gate milk price heterogeneity in Kericho County, Kenya

This study aimed at identifying factors affecting farm gate milk price heterogeneity in dairy farmer households in Kericho County, Kenya. Multistage cluster sampling technique was used to collect data from 432 dairy farmer households. To estimate survey data, multivariate probit and selectivity biased mixed-effects linear regression models were used. Results showed that increased daily milk output sold and number of...

Author(s): Elijah K. Ng’eno,

July 2017

Differential impacts of an irrigation project: Case study of the Swar Dam Project in Yedashe, Bago region of Myanmar

In Myanmar, the government has made a vast investment in the construction of dams to improve crop productivity and to ensure socioeconomic development. This study explores the differential impacts, in terms of socioeconomic conditions, of these investments for paddy farmers in Yedashe Township, in the Bago region in the south-central part of Myanmar. A farm survey among 95 respondents is used to compare the situation...

Author(s): Aung Tun Oo, Guido Van Huylenbroecka and Stijn Speelman

July 2017

Profitability of apple enterprise among small-holder farmers in South Western Highland Agro-Ecological Zone (SWHAEZ) of Uganda

The study evaluated the socio-economic viability and factors influencing profitability of apple enterprise under smallholder farming system in Uganda. A sample of 52 apple farming households was randomly selected in the districts of Uganda: Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri. Data were collected with the use of structured questionnaires, and analyzed using descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and multiple...

Author(s): Ambrose Rwaheru Aheisibwe, Joseph Etiang, Denis Ashaba, Gerald Kwikiriza, Rose Mwesige, Ronald Muhereze and Alex Barekye

July 2017

Interdependencies and sequential patterns in adoption of dairy technologies in Ethiopia

In this paper adoption of dairy technologies in the Ethiopian highlands was examine using seemingly unrelated multivariate probit model which encompasses the effects of interdependencies of multiple technologies and unobserved heterogeneity in a unified framework. Model estimates show that household's likelihood of adopting dairy technologies is jointly determined by the observed household characteristics as well as...

Author(s): Kebebe Ergano

June 2017

Determinants of household’s consumption preference for processed cocoyam in Enugu State, Nigeria

Cocoyam is a nutritious food crop which is consumed in different parts of Nigeria. Its importance in the food systems of many communities in Nigeria, particularly among the Igbo people is based on its nutritive value and its relative ease in cultivation. Studies on the crop focused more on production and marketing without examining consumer behaviour. Although, an understanding of the determinants of the consumption of...

Author(s): Adeosun K. P., Amaechina E. C. and Nnaji A. P.

June 2017

Climate sensitivities and farmland values in Nepal: A spatial panel Ricardian approach

This study presents an application of the Ricardian approach to explore the impact of climate change on farmland values in Nepal. The Ricardian approach is estimated using a panel fixed effects model, and the outcome is compared against two separate models that account for spatial correlation: a spatial autoregressive (SAR) model; and a spatial error model (SEM). The findings suggest that Nepalese farmlands are...

Author(s): Samrat B. Kunwar and Alok K. Bohara

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