Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016.0744[Article Number: B07A54861516]
This study investigated the role of women in palm oil processing in Anambra State Nigeria. It sought answers to the question as to the factors that hinder the productive role of women in palm oil processing and the measures necessary to realise the potentials of women in palm oil processing. Specifically, the study examined the socio-economic characteristics of the women and their effects on palm oil production;... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016-0736[Article Number: 471CD8760570]
Data from 500 rural farm households were collected using multistage sampling technique from Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia and the determinants of off farm income diversification and its effect on rural poverty were examined with the help of logit and multinomial logit model. The regression result revealed that age, education, access to infrastructure, livestock ownerships, credits uses, and farm income are the main... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016-0738[Article Number: 89FF4DB60572]
Migration is one among the many livelihood strategies that households employ to diversify their sources of livelihood. Remittances that are channeled by migrants play an important role in improving the living standard of households, and reducing their level of vulnerability. This study discusses the impact of international remittance on the livelihood of the rural poor in Tehuledere Woreda, Northeastern Ethiopia.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016-0732[Article Number: 9A4BC9460574]
The aim of the paper was to identify the factors that constrain growth of street food enterprises in Ghana. The study achieved this by using panel data from two surveys to estimate the effect of constraints that are self-reported by street food vendors from Kumasi and Tamale metropolises of Ghana on growth of their businesses. Results of the study found inadequate managerial skills and financial constraints to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0702[Article Number: 5F08EB260362]
This study was aimed at investigating trends, instability, and regional variations of maize production in major producing states of India. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), Cuddy Della Valley Index (CDVI), and decomposition analysis were used to examine the data ranging from 1980 to 1981 and 2011 to 2012. The study revealed that area under maize in India has increased from 5.89 to 9.19 Mha and production has... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016.0739[Article Number: A10CCA660364]
In 2011, the country of Rwanda made a commitment to restore the productivity of 2 million hectares of degraded forest and agricultural land. Agroforestry and improved woodlot management activities were proposed to restore the ecological and economic productivity of agricultural and forestland in Rwanda, but the activities have not been evaluated in terms of their financial profitability, profitability risk, or... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0697[Article Number: CB42FB660013]
Risk coping is a severe challenge for households in developing countries, particularly for farm household because income is stochastically variable and credit markets are incomplete. Because of lack of formal systems to cope with risk, households rely on informal arrangements such as migration and marriage. This paper contributes to the literature of risk-coping strategies by examining how migration and marital... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016-0740[Article Number: A342E1B59868]
The aim of the study was to evaluate the economic impact of biological control of cassava green mite (CGM) in Ghana by using the natural enemy Typhlodromalus manihoti. Both primary and secondary data were used for analysis. In total, 714 cassava producing households were drawn from 17 districts in seven regions of Ghana by employing a combination of proportional, purposive, simple random, and systematic random sampling... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2014-0610[Article Number: EAF208E58630]
This paper analyzes factors that explain variations in research productivity and outreach among 344 agricultural scientists in Nigeria and 237 agricultural scientists in Ghana using multilevel analysis. Education level, years of experience, and perceived adequacy of funding, physical and human resources are significant capacity actors explaining research productivity. In addition to capacity factors, incentives also... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015-0714[Article Number: 3BD7D7258632]
This paper assesses the impacts of Vunga Coffee Washing Station (VCWS) on coffee growers’ income and their welfare as well as on coffee plantation. Data were collected among 86 coffee growers selected randomly from VCWS members. Both descriptive statistics and paired-samples T-test were used to analyze the data. The results from the paired-samples T-tests show that the coffee growers’ income after the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015-0636[Article Number: 945275658636]
In Nigeria, cultivation of Industrial Sugarcane has suffered a serious setback due to poor performance of government established and owned sugar companies. Arising from over-dependence on sugar importation, development in the Nigerian sugar industry has been very slow for the past three decades while the domestic supply of sugar had lagged behind the demand for the product, inspite of the country’s comparative... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016.0727[Article Number: 14F8D2C58178]
This study was conducted at the coastal villages of Kamikazi, Matemwe and Nungi of Zanzibar Island to understand the influence of tourism on the income generating activities of the local fishers along the Coast of Zanzibar Island. The methodology mostly involved face-to-face interviews and structured questionnaires. Results indicate that increasing tourism has impacted fishers twofold: (1) Parts of their fishing grounds... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2014.0623[Article Number: DC7515D58181]
Banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW) has been successfully controlled in major banana growing areas between 2005 and 2008. This was due to combined use of participatory approaches for mobilising technology users such as farmer field schools and Integrated Agricultural Research for development (IAR4D) using cultural practices. However, the approaches focussed on small communities of about 30 to 300 farmers. Between 2010 and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015-0703[Article Number: 0BDBABF58186]
While many studies related to poverty and livelihoods of rural women have been carried out, very few have singled out women in riverine areas. The study examined the status of rural women in these areas of Ondo State using a case study approach. Multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select 50 women from 6 villages of the Ilaje Ilumeje Community. Data were collected through personal observations and the use... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016.0718[Article Number: 12C322B57753]
The current Ethiopian economy is based on agriculture and transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture, often referred to as the commercialization of agriculture. Commercialization of agriculture is therefore, the strategy Ethiopia is following to bring dynamic change to transform the traditional agriculture of smallholder farmers. As a result, this paper reviews the literature on smallholder commercialization... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0704[Article Number: F721D5557755]
The study investigated what drives farmers’ decision not to utilise their land for cultivation. The study utilised data from Statistical Office of Kosovo (SOK) with sample size of 4187 agricultural households. To achieve the objective, distance and transaction costs were examined, controlling for socioeconomic characteristics. The dichotomous dependent variable, dummy=1 if land fallow otherwise=0 was regressed... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2014-0627[Article Number: 954392257757]
Access to information and new technologies avails smallholder farmers an opportunity to improve their production decisions. However, access to information on technologies per se may not be relevant if the technologies are not adopted. This study was aimed at determining the factors that enable participants to access information on integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) technologies and to apply these technologies... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0688[Article Number: 9A2DCB457096]
This study employed the Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier cost function to measure the level of economic efficiency and its determinants in small scale soyabean production in Central Agricultural Zone of Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was used to select 485 soyabean farmers in the Zone, in 2010, from whom input-output data and their prices were obtained using the cost-route approach. The parameters of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0691[Article Number: F1D10E757099]
The aim of this study was to examine factors influencing household income from small scale irrigation schemes using a case study of a government funded irrigation scheme of Etunda and a community initiated irrigation scheme of Epalela in Namibia. A weighted least square model was used to analyze data that was collected from household heads from the schemes. The key finding of this paper were that small scale irrigation... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2015.0701[Article Number: 59DA71856957]
This paper examines the development of the Botswana’s poultry sector, which has become the dominant meat industry in Botswana. The poultry sector is the most successful example of import substitution in Botswana with the country having achieved national self sufficiency. The paper describes the value chain in the industry and shows how, given the small size of the market, a high degree of market concentration... Read more.
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