Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
Start Year: 2009
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https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0881[Article Number: 1820CDE55981]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0815[Article Number: 5D173BF55989]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2016.0747[Article Number: 4EDDAD755993]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0877[Article Number: A46A80C55996]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0870[Article Number: 9E980C855558]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0873[Article Number: 17C90B955562]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0841[Article Number: 4D5D5CD55565]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2016.0763[Article Number: B0ECE4366916]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0878[Article Number: 3679FA366918]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0868[Article Number: 5FD270566920]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0882[Article Number: 061BF2666922]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0850[Article Number: A406D8966624]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0846[Article Number: 009821566628]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0860[Article Number: 752129E66632]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0869[Article Number: BF6460866818]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0849[Article Number: C4810EE66431]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0857[Article Number: C08A1CB66435]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0854[Article Number: 1FF01BE66546]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0774[Article Number: A99734066193]
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... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JDAE2017.0843[Article Number: 4C7BA8166203]
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... Read more.
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