Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

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

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Review on Economic Efficiency of Maize Production in Ethiopia

ABSTRACT Despite the fact that, agriculture remains to be the most significant sector of the Ethiopian economy, its performance has been disappointing and food production has been lagging behind population growth. Although increasing population pressure and low levels of agricultural productivity have aggravated the food insecurity situation by widening the gap between the demand for and supply of food in the country. This...

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Economic burden of livestock disease and drought in northern Tanzania

Livestock diseases pose a considerable economic burden on livestock-dependent communities through impacts on livelihoods, herd productivity and human health. Livestock disease outcomes have direct implications in terms of herd value and income of the household and, through their impacts on income and herd characteristics, these outcomes can have indirect impacts on household consumption. This paper summarizes economic data...

Author(s):HASEEB AHMED

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Determinants of recommended agronomic practices adoption among wheat producing smallholder farmers’ in West Gojjam of Ethiopia

Development of the Ethiopian economy is directly related to the transformation of the agricultural sector which is manifested with low utilization of recommended agronomic practices, improved farm inputs, and dependency on traditional farming and rainfall. As result, low production and productivity of agriculture were prevalent. Therefore, this study aims to identify the impediments which influence adoption of recommended...

Author(s):Gedefaw Abebe Abiye and Sisay Debebe Kaba

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Econometric Analysis of Consumer Preferences and Willingness-to-Pay for Organic Tomatoes in Palestine: Choice Experiment Method

The paper aims to examine consumers’ willingness to pay a price premium for several environmental attributes of organic tomato for increased both producer production and consumer health in Palestine. The paper adopts choice experiment method using econometric analysis of random utility model. The research questions of this study focus on awareness of the importance of ensuring / securing the environment, how many...

Author(s):Ibrahim Awad

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Technical efficiency of smallholder wheat producers in Ethiopia: A review

Wheat is one of the major staple and strategic food security crop in Ethiopia. It is the second most consumed cereal crop in Ethiopia next to maize. In Ethiopia wheat production levels and rates have been increasing due to the development and dissemination of improved wheat technologies. However, empirical studies conducted to estimate level of technical efficiencies and its determinant factors in wheat production which...

Author(s):Milkessa Asfew, Mulubirhan Bayissa and Fayera Bakala

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Determinants of self-employment of urban elderly households in income generating activities: The case of Nekemte town ,East Wollega zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia

Social policy agenda could be seen as an integral part of the nation’s economy contributing to economic growth, equity and sustainability and should not be treated as competing with economic resources. Elderly households are the neglected citizens in the socio-economic changes of many African countries including Ethiopia. They are forced to live in economically poor and precarious conditions. In light of this, this...

Author(s):Masresha Amare Daniel

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Food and income diversification decisions as climate change adaptation strategies: Evidence from Kalfou and Tabalak local Governments, Tahoua state, Niger republic

Rural households have constantly developed coping strategies to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition through diversifying their sources of livelihoods. The overall objective of this study is to evaluate rural household’s food and income diversification decisions in face of climate change adaptation strategies using advances in choice-based experiment. Several studies have focused on general and specific food values...

Author(s):Zakou Amadou

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The Mobility of Intergenerational Income for Rural Residents: The Case of China

Based on the data of China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) from 1989 to 2011, this paper analyzes the mobility and transmission mechanism of rural residents' intergenerational income. Both the results of OLS regressions and Quantile regressions show that the intergenerational income mobility is low overall from 1989 to 2011 as the intergenerational income elasticity of rural residents is relatively high. However,...

Author(s):Jie Chen and Tingting Li

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Determinants of income among potato producers in Dedo and Seka Chokersa districts of Jimma zone, Ethiopia

Potato is vital crop for income and food security in parts of Ethiopia by virtue of its ability to mature earlier than most other crops. This study aimed to identify factors that determine income earned by household’s from potato in Dedo and Seka Chokersa districts of Jimma zone, Ethiopia. For this study 152 potato producers were randomly selected, quantitative and qualitative data were collected from primary and secondary...

Author(s):Abduselam Faris and Ibrahim Aliyi

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Factors Affecting Coffee Market Supply of Smallholder Farm Household in Gewata District, Kaffa Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

ABSTRACT Ethiopia has a broad genetic diversity among its coffee varieties. Despite high coffee production potential of the district, the market and marketing system of the area is generally dominated by conventional system of marketing and producers are forced to sale directly for conventional transaction root which they do not get premium price for their coffee produce and results low market margins. Both primary and...

Author(s):Engida Gebre

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Value Chain Analysis of Mango and Avocado: The Case of Gurage Zone, South Western Ethiopia

Abstract This study aimed to analyze avocado and mango value chains actors and their roles, estimating value share among actors and identifying factors that determine avocado and mango marketed supply in the selected area of Gurage zone. A total of 259 avocado and mango producers were used to collect primary data using pre-tested semi- structured interview schedule. Additionally, 151 traders from different level were used...

Author(s):Selamawit Mengesha

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Determinants of Intensity of Uptake of Alternative Pest Control Methods: Case of Small- Scale Tomato Farmers in Kenya

Inappropriate use of chemical pesticide in horticultural production is an emerging problem causing undesirable human health and environmental effects in developing countries including Kenya. Thus, objective of this study was to evaluate determinants of the intensity of uptake of alternative pest control methods among small-scale tomato farmers in Nakuru County, Kenya. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select a...

Author(s):Catherine Wambui Kinuthia, Oscar Ingasia Ayuya and Jane Gisemba Nyaanga

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Effects of value addition on profitability of Irish potato production in Bomet County, Kenya

Irish potato is an important food and cash crop throughout Kenya. In Bomet County, Irish potato production is done for household consumption and income generation. For the last one decade, Irish potato farmers have been urged to embrace value addition activities in order to increase their profits and thus household income. But since value addition comes with a cost, few studies have been conducted to determine whether...

Author(s):Cosmas Korir

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Factors Influencing Farmer’s Participation in highland bamboo silviculture management project: The case of west part of Oromiya region

Participatory sustainable forest management recognizes the critical role farmers play in the success and failure of forest related projects. This study therefore focuses on to identify factors, which delimitate farmer’s participation in forest project. A multi-stage sampling technique was conducted to collect data from 305 farmers in Dire Inchine district, west part of Oromiya region, Ethiopia. The study used binary probit...

Author(s):Beliyu Limenih Negash

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Economics of cassava production enterprise among farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

The study examined cassava production enterprise among famers in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to: identify socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers, ascertain major sources of information used by the farmers, determine profitability of cassava production among the farmers, ascertain the extent of use of cassava varieties available to farmers and identify constraints to...

Author(s):J.C. Udemezue, H.U. Nwalieji and E.G, Osegbue

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Determinants of Wheat Market Outlet Choice of Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Dembecha District, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia.

Wheat is one of the major cereal crops produced in Ethiopia and used as food and source of cash for farm households. This aimed analyzing determinants of market outlet choice of wheat producing farmers in Dembecha district of West Gojjam zone, Ethiopia. The study used cross-sectional data collected from a sample of 130 farm households selected randomly from the district’s four kebeles through two-stage sampling techniques....

Author(s):Yonnas Addis, Bosena Tegegn and Mengistu Ketema

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Market orientation and Market participation of smallholder barely producers in Case of North Gondar Zone: Implications for Commercial Transformation

Barley crop is one of the most important cereal crops among cultivated by smallholder farmers in North Gondar Zone because they derive benefits such as income, source of food and rural employment. In addition barley is becoming an important market oriented crops in Ethiopia. In spite of the policy decision of the Government of Ethiopia to commercialize subsistence agriculture, there is a lack of information on the...

Author(s):Taye Melese Mekie, Gizachew Desalegn, Abebe Birara Dessie and Tadie Mirie Abate

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Farmers Market Access and Cash Crop Adoption: Evidence from North Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

Even though farmers face a number of barriers in accessing the markets, there is a high potential to derive livelihoods from market-oriented agriculture. Therefore, this research is aimed to investigate the farmer’s market access and cash crop adoption in Ethiopia. So as to achieve this objective, the information gathered through questionnaire from a sample of 345 farmers were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive and...

Author(s):Abdalla Chebo

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Review on Coffee Productiona and Marketing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the prominent producer and exporter of coffee in Africa and well-known in worldwide also. Accordingly the country ranks sixth and seventh in total coffee production and coffee bean export in the world respectively, the country is the leading producer and exporter in Africa. Despite this, the country known historically by consuming large amounts of coffee produced in the country. This work attempt to review...

Author(s):Adem Kelifa

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Determinants of Khat Consumption among Urban households of Wolkite Town, Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

Khat is the second largest export item with great economic value in Ethiopia, but the ongoing increased number of chewers in the country’s indirectly affects economic productivity by decreasing work-hours, household’s economic production, diversion of money to buy khat, absenteeism from work and unemployment. Therefore, this study aimed analyzing the status of khat consumption and identifying the determinants of...

Author(s):Yonnas Addis, Chigign Adamu, Dubale Abate and Habtamu Mossie

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Economic dependence of rural households in the riparian zones of Dissin in Burkina Faso

Riparian zones usually play important provisioning and supporting roles in the livelihoods of rural household. This study aims to quantitatively examine the economic dependence of rural households on riparian zones. Data were collected from 216 households across 8 villages in the Dissin area, Burkina Faso. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected, while Ordinary Least Squares Analytical Procedure was...

Author(s):Achille Augustin Diendere

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Rural Households’ Towards Off-farm and Non-farm Employment Opportunities in Assosa Zone, Western Ethiopia

This study examined rural households’ off-farm and non-farm employment activities and determinants of their participation in off-farm and non-farm employment opportunities in Assosa zone, western Ethiopia. The study used a primary data collected from 180 randomly selected households using interview schedule. In addition, FGD and key informant interview were used. Moreover, secondary data were also used. As to the method of...

Author(s):Seid

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Analysis of the differentiated factors of the transition of households in poverty in Benin

This study analyzes the differential factors related to the transition of households in poverty in Benin. It was carried out on a sample of 6424 households from the Modular Integrated Surveys on the Living Conditions of Households carried out in 2006 and 2009. To deal with this issue, we used a descriptive analysis (descriptive statistics, uni varied analysis, analysis bi) and econometric modeling (multinomial logistic...

Author(s):Acacha Hortensia

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Adoption of chickpea varieties by smallholder farmers in southern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

In south Tigray in general and Enda mehoni district in particular, there is inadequate empirical evidence and systematic documentations related to chickpea varieties adoption. Hence, this study aim to assess the determinants of chickpea varieties adoption by smallholder farmers’ for newly introduced varieties (Desi and Kubli). Both of the Desi and kubli types of chickpea were introduced by governmental and non-governmental...

Author(s):Hagos Kidane Mezgebo

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Environmental economic effect of Ecosystem Management agricultural water

Ecosystem, Conservation, Irrigation, crop.

Author(s):DEL CIOPPO MORSTADT FRANCISCO, PUÑO LECARNAQUE NAPOLEON

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The Effect of Trade Openness on Economic Growth: Case of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Countries: A Panel Data Approach.

The relationship between trade openness and economic growth has been extensively investigated yielding mixed and inconclusive results. This paper examines the effect of trade openness on economic growth for Sub Saharan Africa Countries covering the period 1996 to 2015. The study employed a method of Feasible Generalized Least Square (FGLS) model and the results of this empirical analysis have led to the conclusions that...

Author(s):Sisay Fikadu Heyi

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Gender, Participation and Employment Status in Non-farm Activities in Ethiopia: The Case of Shebel Berenta Woreda, Amhara Regional State

Abstract Women play an immense role in rural non-farm economy. However, historically much of women’s work is undervalued and their contribution in non-farm activities is overlooked. Having this rationale, very little is known about women’s participation in non-farm activities and their employment status in rural economy of Ethiopia. Hence, objective of this study was to assess women’s participation in non-farm activity in...

Author(s):Eyuky Eyayu

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Determinants of Smallholder Farmer’s Livelihood Strategies in Wogera District of Ethiopia.

Due to land scarcity, recurrent droughts, population growth, decline of agriculture capacity to attain food and livelihood security, smallholder farmers in the study area have been widely engaged in and pursue a range of livelihood strategies. The aim of the study is to identify livelihood strategies adopted by smallholder farmers and to assess the determinants of smallholder household decisions to choose diversified...

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Structure, Conduct and Performance of Bambara nuts Marketers in Southern part of Taraba State, Nigeria

This work is an analysis of the structure, conduct and performance of bambara nuts marketers in Southern part of Taraba State, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics was used for its analysis. Sample was selected using multi-stage random sampling techniques. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. 60 copies of the questionnaire were given to 60 bambara nuts marketers. Descriptive statistics like marketing margin,...

Author(s):Audu., I. A, A.A.U. Jongur and Filli F. B

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Micro-financing and rural poverty reduction: a case of Rima microfinance bank in Goronyo Lga, Sokoto State, Nigeria

The study examines the impact of Rima Microfinance Bank on beneficiaries’ income and poverty in Goronyo Local Government area of Sokoto State, Nigeria. A multistage-sampling technique was used to draw the sample and structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics (means, frequency, and percentages) and Foster, Greer and Thobecke (FGT) poverty index. The result...

Author(s):Abubakar Ngaski Abdullahi, Mohammed Bashir Mustapha, Balarabe Ibrahim Yusuf

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The Role of Crop marketing In Improving Food Security among Smallholder Crop Producer Farmers: The Case of Ada’a Wereda, Central Ethiopia.

This study has assessed crop market situation of crop producer farmers with the association of food security in Ada’a Wereda, central Ethiopia, through descriptive statistics incorporating with histogram graphs, local polynomial smooth graphs, one sample T Test, and One Way ANOVA tests and identified the factors affecting crop market participation intensity using ordered logit regression model. Moreover, the study has...

Author(s):Chalachew Belay

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DETERMINANTS OF CREDIT USE AND LOAN REPAYMENT PERFORMANCE OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ETHIOPIA

The accessibility of a good financial service is considered as one of the engines of economic development and the instruments to break the vicious circle of poverty. The aim of this study was to analyze determinants of credit use and loan repayment performance of smallholder farmers in Mana woreda. As a specific objective, this study assessed determinants of credit use, purpose of loan and factors affecting loan repayment...

Author(s):Abebaw Abebe

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Analysis Of Rice Production In Rice Production Center Area Muaro Jambi Regency (Cobb-Douglas Production Function Analysis)

This research aims to analyze : (1) The determinants affecting rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (2) Return of Scale conditions of rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (3) Socio-Economy conditions of rice farmers in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (4) Prompt strategy to increase rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi...

Author(s):Faradina Zevaya

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Analysis of wheat market chain; the case of North Gondar zone, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, cereal production and marketing are the means of livelihood improvement for millions of households. Wheat is the major crop grown on the study area for consumption as well as for market. However, marketing aspects of wheat commodities, which have high demand and production potential, was unresolved. Therefore, this research attempted to examine the analysis of wheat market chain the case of North Gondar zone...

Author(s):Abebe Birara Dessie, Tadie Mirie Abate, and Taye Melese Mekie

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The patterns, determinants and contribution of nonfarm activities in the rural rift valley areas of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia.

The sources of income of the rural household is not limited to the agriculture sector, but also the nonfarm sector. Despite the crucial contribution of the sector for the resource poor and marginalized section of the rural households, little attention has been given to enhance the contribution of the sector. In light of this, this research paper aimed to study the patterns, determinants and contribution of the nonfarm...

Author(s):Daniel Masresha Amare

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Rural Land Certification Process in Ethiopia: Impact on Land Security and Its Contribution to Land Enhancing Investment

Ethiopia has been implementing one of the largest low cost and fastest land certification program since 2003. The first-time land certification process was fast, large in scope and less costly in its transaction. After the whole process of public awareness creation, measurement, demarcation and registration land certificate was issued to holders. Though there are ongoing debates on the current land policy of Ethiopia,...

Author(s):Genene Tsegaye Mekonnen

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Demand for Smart Agricultural Practices in Smallholder Production Systems in Kenya: Count Model Analysis

We determine factors that influence higher demand for the Climate Smart Agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in this study. A survey of 384 randomly selected farmers was conducted in Teso North sub-county, Busia county of Kenya. CSA practices identified were grouped based on usage in a principal component analysis and factors influencing their demand were determined using Poisson regression model. Results...

Author(s):Oscar Ingasia Ayuya

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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY ON REVENUE IN KENYA

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. It contributes about 33% of Kenya’s total foreign exchange earnings and supports 75% of the country’s overall population living in rural areas that derive their livelihood entirely from farming. Kenya’s agriculture sector is highly dependent on rain-fed production systems. Climate change and variability is harmful to the Kenyan economy since it threatens its only asset that...

Author(s):Irene Nambuya

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Impact of Soil and Water Conservation Technology Adoption on Smallholder Farms in South-western Uganda

The link between poverty and land degradation is of great significance, especially where the agricultural sector supports a majority of the population as in Uganda. Soil and water conservation technologies are a recommended means of reducing degradation rates. However, ex-ante and ex-post analyses of the impact of these technologies remain few. Using survey data collected from 338 households in the Kabale district of...

Author(s):Alice Turinawe

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY IN CRAYFISH PRODUCTION IN OIL AND NON-OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES OF AKWA IBOM STATE,NIGERIA

The paper examined the comparative economic and technical efficiency of resource utilization in cray fish production in oil and non-oil producing communities of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, using a production function approach. Data for the study were obtained from a cross section of 40 respondents each from both oil and non-oil producing areas using a multi-stage sampling procedure. Regression results indicated that capital, fixed...

Author(s):Nyong Eteyen Edet

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Do Micro Finance Institutions Lift More Urban Households Out of Poverty? Case Study at Yeka Sub City, Ethiopia

Financial investment in urban business is one of development interventions to improve per capita income and consumption of urban population. This study is initiated with objectives of analyzing the impact of ADCSI (Adiss Credit and Saving Institution) on clients’ poverty reduction and identifying determinants of borrowing fund from ADCSI. The study employed primary survey data collected from 120 sample respondents selected...

Author(s):Tsegaye Molla Enyew

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Socio-Economics Characterization of Agricultural Farming System in Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia: Case of AGP II Districts-PRA Model

This paper presents the farming system dynamics in AGP (Agricultural Growth Project) II using PRA model seeks answers to strategic questions related to the level of intervention changes and dynamics. The general objective of the study was to characterize the farming systems of AGP-II districts and identify production constraints; while the specific objectives were to; (1) characterize the farming systems components, in...

Author(s):Aklilu Nigussie

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Market participation and Intensity: Empirical Evidence from Irrigated Crop Farmers in the Eastern Cape.

The participation of smallholder farmers in market-oriented production holds potential for diversifying their incomes and increasing agricultural productivity hence promoting food security and poverty eradication. But participation of smallholder’s irrigators and homestead gardeners in markets in South Africa remains low despite numerous interventions, especially since the dawn of democracy in 1994. The targets set for...

Author(s):Lelethu Mdoda and Ajuruchukwu Obi

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Estimation of farm level technical efficiency for small scale irrigation farmers of Etunda and Olushandja irrigation schemes of North-Central Namibia: A stochastic frontier approach

The main aim of the study was to apply a stochastic frontier production function on the farm level data collected from maize farmers under the Olushandja Dam and Etunda Irrigation Schemes in North-central Namibia, to evaluate if the productivity of irrigation maize can be technically improved. The results from the stochastic frontier analysis indicated that the technical efficiency of the farmers under the two irrigation...

Author(s):Vonai Charamba and Benisiu Thomas

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Analysis of resource use efficiency in suya production in Benin City, Edo State of Nigeria

The study examined efficiency of resource use in suya production in Benin City, Edo State of Nigeria, by determining the production elasticity, returns to scale and efficiency levels of inputs used. Data for the study were obtained from a total of 96 suya producers identified in the study area through snowballing sampling technique. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics, multiple regression analysis,...

Author(s):Ahmadu, Joseph and Egbodion John

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MODELING SUSTAINABLE WELLBEING AS HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD: A CONCEPT PAPER ON A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

This is a concept paper of a research program now in its inception at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. The principal objective of the paper is to project the concept and measurement of wellbeing derived from health and nutrition value by the methodology of pervasive complementarities between the selected variables of the wellbeing function. The research is firstly a pilot project focused on the local...

Author(s):Azhar Abbas, Sultan Ali Adil, Asghar Ali and Masudul Alam Choudhury

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Analysis of factors influencing red beans market participation of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Ethiopia

Market participation in rural households is vital strategy in assuring better income and a key factor to lifting rural households from poverty. Red beans is an important crop in Ethiopia, especially Halaba Special District, however, farmers are not participating in the market adequately for different reasons. The objective of the study was to assess the factors affecting red beans farmers’ market participation and extent...

Author(s):Agete Jerena

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Major East Asian Rice Policies and WTO Commitments on Domestic Support Under Existing and Proposed Doha Round Provisions

We examine current rice policies in four major Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan), their relationship to current WTO disciplines, and to those proposed under the Doha negotiations. WTO disciplines have prompted some changes in rice policies, but those proposed for domestic support are unlikely to impose serious constraints in the future. However, increases in imports under market access provisions in the...

Author(s):MIN-HSIEN YANG

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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INCOME INEQUALITY AMONG LOAN BENEFICIARIES FROM COMMERCIAL AND MICROFINANCE BANKS IN IMO STATE NIGERIA

The study comparatively analyzed the level of income distribution among oil palm farmers who patronized commercial banks and Micro-finance banks. Multistage sampling technique was used to select (50) loan beneficiaries from commercial bank and another fifty (50) loan beneficiaries from Micro-finance banks in Imo state using structured and validated questionnaire . Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and...

Author(s):IGWE UKOHA

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Impact of Feed Sources and Feeding System on Milk Production and Marketing in the Babille District of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia

The aim of this article was to investigate the impact of feed sources and feeding system on milk production and milk marketing in the Babille district of Eastern Hararghe zone. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which was administered to 152 randomly selected sample dairy cow keepers in the district. Data were analyzed using descriptive methods and regression analysis. Data from regression analysis...

Author(s):AJABUSH DAFAR/IRANA and Bedasa Eba/Tebeje

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