Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
Start Year: 2009
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https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0656 [Article Number: E9395D455343]
This paper evaluates the ex post impact of farmers’ adoption of Root and Tubers Expansion Program (RTEP) on yield, crop income and poverty in rural Nigeria by means of primary data collected from 161 households in 3 local government areas in South West Nigeria. Using FGT poverty measures and propensity score matching techniques the study found that poverty incidence is higher by about 23% among non beneficiaries... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0676[Article Number: 6B595D055348]
The study aimed at establishing the determinants of public irrigation scheme performance in Kenya and give policy recommendations using panel fixed effect regression model. The results indicated that, the size of land under irrigation had a significant (at 1%) and positive effect on the performance of public irrigation scheme. Similarly, per acre operations and maintenance cost that was collected in the scheme had a... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0671[Article Number: DCE1EFB55352]
The study analyzed the effect of Roll Back Malaria Programme (RBM) on farmer’s productivity in Benue State of Nigeria. Roll Back Malaria Programme is a global framework for coordinated action against malaria. A multi-stage random sampling technique was used in selecting 206 respondents from six Local Governments Areas. Data was collected with the aid of well structured questionnaires. The Cobb-Douglas stochastic... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0672[Article Number: 77677FC55362]
Food insecurity is an integral part of poverty in Ethiopia owing to agricultural production to be less able to adapt to climate change. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the status of food availability in the face of climate change and variability in Choke Mountain Watersheds, Central Ethiopia. For this purpose structured household questionnaire, Key Informant Interview, Group discussion and field... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0674[Article Number: C7C826754980]
In an attempt to address the objectives of examining factors influencing smallholders’ drought risk perception and coping to climate variability and change, this study utilized household level data collected from 384 households and employed Heckman selection model for its analysis. The study revealed that perceiving climate variability and change does not always guarantee coping and adaptation responses,... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2014.0591[Article Number: 202861454984]
Credit financial access has been argued to be the engine of sustainable rural development and a factor necessary for household food security and poverty reduction. This study sought to establish the main factors that affect smallholder farmers’ access to credit financial services in Kenya. The logistic regression results indicates that, the marginal effects of education level, occupation and access to... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0649[Article Number: 03FBD3954989]
This study examined the household level factors affecting the intensity of crop commercializationa and its impacts on livelihood of smallholder farmers. The study was conducted in six villages/tabiasb in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The estimated results showed that ownership of oxen, amount and quality of yield harvested, and training on crop marketing have a positive and significant effect on intensity of crop... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015. 0653[Article Number: D74A6D154349]
This paper examined the socio-economic factors affecting early maturing maize varieties adoption in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria. Using random sampling techniques, 300 maize farmers were selected across 10 communities in the Local Government area. Out of the 300 respondents sampled 163 were non-adopters and 137 were adopters. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, adoption... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0652[Article Number: 2EDA2F754352]
Maize is one of the major five staple cereal crops in Ethiopia. High productivity and efficacy in its production is critical to improve food security, reduce the level of poverty and achieve or maintain agricultural growth. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 385 household heads and interviewed using a structured questionnaire during 2013/2014 production year. The study estimates, technical, allocative... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2013.0455[Article Number: D37218E53800]
Nigeria’s first goal is to meet the domestic demand and then if possible, seek to become competitive export market in palm oil production. Nigeria is potentially competitive in the domestic market if oil palm sector productivity is increased by shifting the technology frontier further. Transformation of the oil palm industry would enhance the overall economic development through the income and employment effects... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2014.0562[Article Number: 42F96E853801]
Across the world, sustained integration of smallholder farmers into commercial agriculture has empowered resource poor smallholder farmers to diversify their livelihoods into non-farm enterprises. The new enterprises have crystallized into socioeconomic development hubs. Associated with the growth of the agricultural sector in developed nations has been the development of highly market-integrated agribusinesses manned... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0650[Article Number: B703E1653804]
This article analyzes the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture in Mexico using a Ricardian model with panel data. The analysis uses economic data from 2,431 municipalities for the period 2003 to 2009. The study distinguishes between irrigated, rainfed and mixed farms and includes extreme weather events as an additional variable. The results indicate that irrigated farms are more vulnerable to temperature... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2013.0481[Article Number: 3CD706053041]
Rwandan agriculture is not able to meet its population’s food needs from its own production, which results in food insecurity. Land degradation is a serious problem which contributes to a low and declining agricultural productivity and consequently to food insecurity. The objective of this paper is to develop a bio-economic model capable of analysing the impacts of soil erosion, family planning and land... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0648[Article Number: 707C82C53052]
A treatment effect and ordered logit models were used to evaluate the impact of metal silo storage technology on household food security and factors influencing adoption of metal silo. Farmers’ perception of the effectiveness of metal silo against larger grain borer and maize weevil was also analyzed. The most important factor households considered when choosing a storage facility was effectiveness against storage... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2015.0651[Article Number: 443AD7753056]
This study investigated the effect of Aspillia africana leaves on reproduction of rabbit and was conducted at the rabbit section of the University Teaching and Research Farm of Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji Osun State, Nigeria. The experiment has a complete randomized design with four treatments and one control. Each treatment has two replicates as well as the control. Twenty-four (24) cross-breed (New... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2014.0630[Article Number: 84FC83853059]
This study empirically investigates farm level technical efficiency of production and its associated determinants for Marirangwe smallholder dairy farmers, in Manyame district, Mashonaland east province in Zimbabwe. Using a stochastic production frontier model and a two step estimation approach, results for a sample of 27 smallholder farmers indicates that for the agricultural season 2013/2014, the average efficiency... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE12.049[Article Number: A55848452510]
The effects of olive mill effluent on evaporation assessed from the surface of two kinds of soil sandy loam and loam textures with two different temperatures. In the other hand five treatments for each texture were prepared in three replicates, including wastewater treatment stained with olives in a value and two percent, compost mixture treatments, mulch amount equal to 50 tons/h, control and water. Eleven treatments... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE12.148[Article Number: B88DCB452512]
Increased soybean productivity has great potential for alleviating the perpetual problems of food and nutrition insecurity, poverty and unemployment among the rural households in Kenya. This study analyses the determinants of technical efficiency in smallholder soybean production in a rural farm setting in Bomet District, Kenya. Technical efficiency in this case is the ability of the smallholder farmer to maximize... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2014.0620 [Article Number: FA8257C52514]
This study examined healthcare access and utilization among rural households in Ogun state, Southwestern Nigeria. Primary data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires. Multistage sampling technique was employed for the selection of 200 rural households. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and health care accessibility index. The results show that the mean age of the respondents was 46... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2014. 0589 [Article Number: 56FA7F851483]
Conceptually, benefits of irrigation are realized through improvements in agricultural productivity. At household level, agricultural production increases could be followed by improvements in food consumption patterns. The goal of this research is to examine relationship between irrigation, production and consumption patterns for rural smallholders with pre-scaling up of bread wheat (Ga’ambo variety). A survey was... Read more.
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