Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 469

JDAE Articles

August 2019

Market channel options for smallholders in dual markets: A case of organic pineapple farmers in Uganda

Following institutionalisation of certified organic agriculture in Uganda in 2002, more farmers have adopted organic pineapple farming to boost their economic livelihoods. However, farmers have continued to engage in the less profitable conventional market due to organic market’s limited capacity to absorb all their produce. This study seeks to examine organic pineapple farmers’ market choices, improve the...

Author(s): Harriet Kyomugisha, Ernst-August Nuppenau and Johnny Mugisha  

August 2019

Socio-economics characterization of agricultural farming system in Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia: Case of AGP-II districts participatory rural appraisal (PRA) model

This paper presents the farming system dynamics in Agricultural Growth Project II  and applied a PRA model. The objective was to characterize the farming systems of AGP-II districts and identify production constraints. We investigate how historical trends have influenced the farming system, using data from desk review surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus-group discussions; key informant discussions and...

Author(s): Aklilu Nigussie and Agajie Tesfaye  

July 2019

Food and income diversification decisions as climate change adaptation strategies: Evidence from Kalfou and Tabalak local governments, Tahoua State, Niger Republic

The purpose 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 using the balanced incomplete block design; but fewer studies have been devoted to study rural household food and income diversification decisions via the lens...

Author(s): Zakou Amadou  

July 2019

Determinants of the choice of multi-governance structures by producers and processors of paddy in Benin

This study aims to analyse the factors that influence the selection of governance structures by rice producers and processors in Benin. Unlike previous studies, the factors that influence the selection of governance structures are identified simultaneously for both producers and processors of paddy. Data were collected in Benin from about 300 producers and 140 processors of paddy randomly selected. The results indicate...

Author(s): Ogoudele Simon Codjo, Sylvain Kpènavoun, Rose Fiamohe, Denis Acclassato and Gauthier Biaou  

July 2019

Determinants of adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety: The case of Chencha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

This study was to examine factors affecting adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety in the study area in the year 2017. Primary data for the study were collected from respondents using structured interview schedule. Focus group discussions were conducted with farmer and stakeholders. The data were analyzed using mean, percentage, frequency, chi-square test, and T-test. Binary logistic regression analysis was...

Author(s): Biniam Teshome, Rahmeto Negash and Amanuel Shewa  

June 2019

Economic burden of livestock disease and drought in Northern Tanzania

Livestock-dependent communities face considerable livestock disease and drought risk, which can impact herd value, income and consumption. This paper summarizes economic data collected from 404 households in Arusha and Manyara regions of Northern Tanzania in 2016. They provide estimates for (i) herd loss due to disease and drought as a fraction of herd value and income, (ii) the relative risk of disease and drought in...

Author(s): Haseeb Ahmed, Jonathan Yoder, William A. de Glanville, Alicia Davis, Tito J. Kibona, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Felix Lankester, Emmanuel S. Swai and Sarah Cleaveland  

May 2019

Value chain analysis of fruits: The case of mango and avocado producing smallholder farmers in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

The study was aimed to analyze avocado and mango value chains actors and identify factors that determine avocado and mango market supply in the selected area of Gurage zone. A total of 259 avocado and mango producers were selected through three-stage sampling technique and 151 traders from different level were used to collect primary data using questionnaire and semi-structured interview. Descriptive and econometrics...

Author(s): Selamawit Mengesha, Dubale Abate, Chigign Adamu, Aklok Zewde and Yonnas Addis  

May 2019

Determinants of intensity of uptake of alternative pest control methods: A 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 is to evaluate the 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...

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

May 2019

Determinants of household transition into and out of poverty in Benin

This study tries to determine the differentiated factors of households’ transition to poverty in Benin. It was carried out on a sample of 6424 households making up data from the integrated modular survey on household living conditions. Descriptive analysis and econometric modeling as Stata 12 was used. From the results of this study, it appears that the geographical location of households in cotton and rice fields...

Author(s): Hortensia Acaha-Acakpo and Jules Yehouenou  

April 2019

Econometric analysis of consumer preferences and willingness-to-pay for organic tomatoes in Palestine: Choice experiment method

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

Author(s): Ibrahim Awad, Hasan Abu Lateefeh, Arne Hallam, and Mahmoud El-Jafari  

April 2019

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 2015, this paper analyzes the mobility and transmission mechanism of rural residents' intergenerational income. The OLS estimation of father and son yields a value of 0.549. The results of quantile regressions show that in rural China, the intergenerational income elasticity (IGE) is higher at the high end but lower at the low end. The human...

Author(s): Jie Chen, and Tingting Li  

April 2019

Transportation infrastructure of Pakistan’s agricultural export

Pakistan has the highest potential for agri-business development and global marketing. This study responded to standing views about the importance of infrastructure for agricultural trade in Pakistan. It raises the concern to investigate the basic trade facilitation for the transportation of agricultural commodities. This research focuses on transport infrastructure being basic distribution drives. A gravity model is...

Author(s): Nazia Tabasam, and Normaz Wana Ismail  

March 2019

Adoption of cocoa input technologies under agricultural transformation agenda among women cocoa farmers in Ile-Ife, Osun State

Majority of women cocoa farmers in Ile-Ife are poor and are often excluded from beneficial programs and trainings that can improve their welfare. The study analyzed the effect of public agricultural transformation programme on women farmers. Specifically, the critical issue of access to, and adoption of productivity enhancing input are analyzed. Data for the analyses were drawn from women farmers in cocoa (cash crop)...

Author(s): Adesiyan O. F., Adesiyan A. T. and Agbonlahor M.  

March 2019

Viable alternatives to cotton-wheat crop rotation for semi-arid climatic conditions

A study was conducted in the research area of Agronomy Department, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad during 2014-2015 to evaluate a sustainable and economical wheat-based rotation system under agro-climatic conditions of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Guar, maize, mash bean, mung bean, soybean, millet and some fodders (maize, millet and sorghum) were grown in Kharif season while wheat was the main crop in Rabi season....

Author(s): Hafiz Qamar Zia Ali, Fahmeed Ahmad Choudhary, Salman Hayat, Rashid Iqbal, Tasneem Khaliq and Ashfaq Ahmad  

March 2019

Determinants of khat chewing 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 indirectly affects economic productivity by decreasing work-hours, household’s economic production, diversion of money to buy khat, absenteeism from work and unemployment. The study aimed at analyzing the status of khat consumption and identifying the determinants of...

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

February 2019

Determinants of rural households’ participation in microfinance services: The case of Cheliya District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

In under developed countries, most of the poor people have limited access to formal financial services, including credit, savings, and insurance. The study was focused on the determinants of the rural households’ participation in microfinance services in the study area.  The study was conducted in Cheliya District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. A total of 188 sample households were selected through...

Author(s): Tadele Erena Geleta, Alelign Ademe Mengistu and Solomon Amsalu Gesese  

February 2019

Sesame post-harvest loss from small-scale producers in Kafta Humera District, Ethiopia

Sesame post-harvest loss and its determinants in Kafta Humera, Ethiopia of cross-sectional data were obtained from interviewing 128 producers and measurement at 56 fields. The loss found were at harvesting (16.41%), drying (50.44%), un-threshed (11.55%), piles transportation (9.9%), storage (6.73%), cleaning (3.2%), and leads total loss of 23.7% (4260 Birr/ton). The significant determinants of sesame post-harvest loss...

Author(s): Desale Gebretsadik, Jema Haji and Bosena Tegegne  

February 2019

Market chain analysis of potato and factors affecting market supply in West Gojam Zone, Ethiopia

The study was conducted in South Achefer and Jabi Tehinan districts of West Gojam Zone with the objectives of identifying the major potato marketing channels, to analyze potato marketing cost and margins, and to examine determinants of producer’s potato supply to market. The study took a sample of 100 producers, 70 traders and 40 end consumers randomly. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and...

Author(s): Wondim Awoke and Desselgn Molla  

January 2019

Analysis of livelihood diversification practice to promote rural households’ food security: The case of Hawassa Zuria District of Sidama Zone, Ethiopia

The livelihood diversification increases sources of income and smoothens consumption by promoting rural food security. In Ethiopia little attention has been given to livelihood diversification and the numerous factors that determine the abilities of rural household‘s choice of different livelihood activities. Thus, the objective of this study is to generate location specific data regarding the livelihood...

Author(s): Bealu Tukela  

January 2019

Poverty analysis of cassava farming households in Osun State

The study examined the poverty status as well as analysed the factors affecting poverty profile of cassava farming households in Osun State. Primary data were obtained from 180 cassava farmers by multistage random sampling with the aid of well-structured questionnaire and interview schedule. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Foster-Greer Thorbecke index and Tobit regression model. The results of...

Author(s): Agunbiade M. O. and Oke J. T. O.  

January 2019

Determinants of agricultural technology adoption: Farm household’s evidence from Niger

This paper investigates the determinants of agricultural technology adoption decisions taken by Nigerian farm households such as improved seeds, inorganic fertilizers and plant protection products. We use the multinomial probit model on cross-sectional data of 1395 farm households that are representative of farm household in Niger. According to the type of agricultural technology, the results showed that agricultural...

Author(s): Ousmane DJIBO and Nafiou MALAM MAMAN

December 2018

Evaluating the impact of small-scale irrigation practice on household income in Abay Chomen District of Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Being the backbone of the Ethiopian economy, agricultural practice has been traditionally dominated for centuries by small-scale farmers. Even though small-scale irrigation is practiced in the study area, its impact on household income is not analyzed systematically for further policy action. This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of participation in small-scale irrigation on household income in Abay Chomen...

Author(s): Temesgen Hirko, Mengistu Ketema and Fekadu Beyene  

December 2018

Factors affecting performance of youth and women’s agricultural cooperatives: A case of some selected cooperative societies in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Rural youth and women are the major victims of poverty caused by deprivation. As a group, they lack access to land, financial capital and participation in decision processes in the family and community levels. One way of overcoming this challenge is through the formation of cooperative societies. As cooperative societies are saddled with the responsibility of providing needs to their members and enhance the quality of...

Author(s): Mzuyanda Christian, Tina Hans and Lungile Gidi  

December 2018

Determinants of food insecurity among rural households of South Western Ethiopia

This study seeks to determine households’ determinants of food insecurity among rural households in Woliso district, South Western Ethiopia. The main objective of this study is to identify factors influencing food insecurity in the study area. The study used household-level survey data collected from 122 sample households in Woliso district, and systematic random sampling technique was employed to select the...

Author(s): Mebratu Negera Feyisa  

November 2018

Smallholder agricultural finance in Nigeria: The research gap

The aim of this paper is to first and foremost review various literatures on agricultural financing in Nigeria and study the various streams and impact of financing that are available to the smallholder farmers, and secondly, to propose a direction for future research in enhancing the utilization of these funds for sustainable development of smallholder farming in Nigeria. This paper is based on review of articles...

Author(s): Oluwamayokun Anjorin Fadeyi  

November 2018

Cost and returns of soybean production in Assosa Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Region of Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the demand for soybean product is increasing as a result of increasing population growth, agro-processing and urbanization. Research needs to provide farm level evidence that could guide informed production decision-making. This research was conducted to assess costs and patterns of input use and determine the profitability of soybean production in Assosa zone of Benishangul-Gumuz region. Data for the study...

Author(s): Afework Hagos and Adam Bekele  

October 2018

Determinants of adoption of dorper black head Somali crossbred sheep in pastoral areas: the case of Yabello District, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

This study aims to investigate determinants of adoption of the Dorper Black Head Somali (DBHS) Crossbred Sheep by the pastoralists in Yabello District, Ethiopia. Data from 123 sample respondents (pastoralists) were collected and analyzed using SPSS version 16.0. A binary logistic regression model was used to estimate the effects of hypothesized independent variables on the dependent variable (adoption of DBHS crossbred...

Author(s): Feyissa Desiso, Berhanu Nega, and Bezalem Sinote,  

October 2018

Economic efficiency of smallholder farmers in barley production in Meket district, Ethiopia

This study analyzed the economic efficiency of smallholder farmers in barley production in the case of Meket district, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia. A cross sectional data collected from a sample of 123 barley producers during the 2015/2016 production season was used for the analysis. Two stages random sampling method was used to select sample respondents. The translog functional form was chosen to estimate...

Author(s): Getachew Wollie, Lemma Zemedu and Bosena Tegegn  

October 2018

Determinants of commercialization by smallholder onion farmers in Fogera district, South Gondar Zone, Amhara national regional State, Ethiopia

Onion crop is one of the most important commercialized horticultural crops among smallholder farmers because they derive benefits such as income, source of food, health care and rural employment. In developing countries like Ethiopia, most smallholder farmers are characterized by poor market participation due to lack of market information, price volatility related to seasonality of supply, and poor performance of the...

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

October 2018

Determinants of the adoption of improved faba bean varieties in Enda-Mehoni district, South Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

This paper examines determinants of faba bean varieties adoption in Enda-Mehoni district using a cross-sectional data collected from 223 sample households. An interview schedule was employed to collect the data and presented using frequency, percentage and mean. We employed t-test and χ2-test statistics to see the significant difference between adopter and non-adopter and a binary logit model to know the influence...

Author(s): Hagos Kidane MEZGEBO and Girma TESFAHUN  

October 2018

Determinants of market participation and intensity of marketed surplus among teff producers in Dera District of South Gondar Zone, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, cereal production and marketing are the means of livelihood for millions of households. Teff is the major cash crop grown in the study area mainly for market. However, the teff marketing has not been given due attention, which has potential production volume and marketability. The objective of this paper is to identify the factors affecting market participation and intensity of teff marketed surplus. A two...

Author(s): Tadie Mirie and Lemma Zemedu  

September 2018

Drivers and socioeconomic factors influencing individual and household adaptation to climate change: A case study of residents of Leeds, UK

The dynamic nature of human adaptation and coping strategies to climate change continues to arouse the interest of environmental researchers. This study contributed to this growing area of research by examining the drivers and some socioeconomic factors influencing individual and household adaptation to climate change. Data were collected through household surveys and in-depth interviews. Descriptive statistics,...

Author(s): Eberechukwu J. Ihemezie, Cynthia N. Onunka , and Amaka P. Nnaji  

September 2018

Access to land and agricultural based livelihoods in Northwestern Ethiopia: Implications for land use

Land has been curtail national asset and seen as central to economy, the social and political spheres of community as well as the overall society. The objective of this paper has been to assess the implication of accessing land and agricultural based livelihoods of smallholder on land use. The underpinning research involved both primary and secondary data. Primary data were generated using household surveys, focus group...

Author(s): Genanew Agitew Brhanu  

September 2018

The effects of crop market participation in improving food security among smallholder crop producer farmers: The case of Central Ethiopia, Ada’a Woreda

Merely providing support on improved yields for increased crop productivity to smallholder farmers can not improve the household food security. But parallel support for market linkages to crop producer smallholders can reap the full benefit of this increased crop productivity because lack of reliable and accessible market linking system has been found to be one of the main constraints faced by smallholder crop producer...

Author(s): Chalachew Shibabaw Belay  

August 2018

Effects of marketing costs on gross margin: Evidence from guinea corn retailers in Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

This study assessed the effects of marketing costs on the gross margin of guinea corn retailers in Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria. The main aim of the study is not to only obtain precise costs and margins estimates for the conventional marketing functions of guinea corn, but rather to make the result of the analyses usable to devise a policy framework for an effective marketing strategy and improvement in the efficiency...

Author(s): G. O. Onogwu, Osayi, Chinwe Prisca and K. I. Okeke-Agulu  

August 2018

Estimating pastoralists’ willingness to pay for artificial insemination in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya

Effective promotion of artificial insemination (AI) by private providers in pastoral areas requires stakeholders’ opinion in shaping the direction of their adoption. A structured questionnaire was administered to 384 pastoralists in Kajiado and Narok counties, Kenya to elicit data on willingness to pay for AI services. Double bounded contingent valuation methodology was adapted in computing their willingness to...

Author(s): Dickson Nangabo Khainga, Gideon Obare and John Nyangena  

August 2018

Determinants of smallholder indigenous chicken farmers’ market participation decisions and value of sales in Gulu district

Indigenous chicken play an important role in the livelihoods of the rural poor in developing countries. They not only act as a source of nutrition but also supplement household incomes. Despite the tremendous market opportunities available for the farmers, there are still low levels of market participation for indigenous chicken farmers in Gulu district and other parts of Uganda. In light of this, a research study was...

Author(s): Irene L. Akidi , Stephen K. Wamala and Basil Mugonola  

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

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