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: 498

JDAE Articles

Determination of socio-economic factors influencing rural household’s decision to raise goat in Sindhuli District, Nepal

October 2020

Goat (Capra hircus) is one of the important sources of rural economy in Nepal. As various programs are aiming to enhance livelihood of rural denizens through goat promotion, it is therefore crucial to understand socio-economic determinants on decision to raise goats by rural households. So, this study was carried out in two, out of seven, local administrative units (Wards) of Marin rural municipality, Sindhuli using...

Author(s): Anoj Joshi, Praseed Thapa, Anju Adhikari, Pragati Dahal and Priyanka Gautam  

Analysis of the technical efficiency of maize producers in the Municipality of Bembèrèkè in the North of Benin

October 2020

In Benin, maize plays a key role, both in production systems and in commercial transactions and population feeding. Smallholders are facing a decline in productivity due, among other things, to difficulties in accessing agricultural inputs such as improved seeds and fertilizers (NPK and Urea). The project "Sustainable intensification of maize production among small producers in the departments of Alibori and Borgou...

Author(s): Jean Adanguidi  

Social and economic values chain assessment of key non-timber forest products around Mbam and Djerem National Park’s ecoregion of Cameroon: Case of Xylopia aethiopica, Beilschmiedia anacardioides and Beilschmiedia jacques-felixii

August 2020

The periphery of Mbam and Djerem National Park in Cameroon harbors valuable forest resources including key non-timber forest products (NTFPs) that contribute to sustain livelihood of many people in terms of consumption and income generation. However, poor studies have been carried out to assess the socio-economic importance of the value chain of key NTFPs, threats on resources and implication for trade development. We...

Author(s): Souare Konsala, Fotso Roger-Corneille, Froumsia Moksia, Todou Gilbert, Ibrahima Adamou and Mapongmetsem Pierre-Marie

Characterization and analysis of farming system of Cheliya and Ilu Gelan districts of West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

August 2020

The study characterizes and analyzes the existing farming system and identifies the production and marketing constraints of Cheliya and Ilu Gelan districts with cross-sectional data of 105 sample households.  The farming system of the study areas is characterized as mixed farming systems with 59.1 and 27.44% contribution of crop and livestock, respectively for livelihood activities. From the survey results, disease...

Author(s): Kifle Degefa, Getachew Biru and Galmesa Abebe  

Explaining output growth and total factor productivity changes using production frontier: The case of Ethiopian smallholder’s farming

August 2020

This paper provides a parametric decomposition of output growth and total factor productivity changes, extending production approach to the case of non-neutral stochastic frontier. The results were based on unbalanced panel data from Ethiopian smallholder farmers observed over the period 1999–2015. The study decomposes output growth into input growth and total factor productivity changes while both were further...

Author(s): Oumer Berisso Metaksa  

Cocoa farmers’ choice of alternative livelihood in mining communities in Upper Denkyira West District, Ghana

August 2020

Mining and cocoa production are important livelihoods for people in Ghana, particularly in rural communities like Upper Denkyira West District. However, mining activities can have negative impacts on cocoa production and access to basic necessities for the sustenance of the people. This study sought to investigate cocoa farmers’ perception of the impact of mining on socio- economic activities in Upper Denkyira...

Author(s): Kennedy Agyei-Manu, Fred Nimoh, Millicent Owusu-Peprah, George Baffour Kyeremateng  

Analysis of labor opportunity cost on the economic profitability of fertilizer microdosing (FM) in Burkina Faso

August 2020

This paper analyses the effect of labor opportunity cost on economic profitability of fertilizer microdosing (FM) in Burkina Faso. In order to assess the incremental change in net income when the investment cost increases and takes into account labor opportunity cost, the marginal value cost ratio (MVCR) approach is used. Using data from farmer’s field, the results showed that for both crops, the median yield of...

Author(s): Mamadou Sanogo, Frédéric Gaspart, Daniel Kabore, Sibiri Jean Baptiste Taonda and Marie-Paule Kestemont  

Bank credit access trends among farmers in Hurungwe District of Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe

July 2020

Zimbabwe’s economic progress is hinged on the performance of the agricultural sector, which supports the majority of the population. Bank credit empowers farmers to adopt inputs and technologies that are key for enhancing productivity and income. This study sought to establish the bank credit access trends among farmers in the Hurungwe District of Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe, comparing the current...

Author(s): Blessing Ropafadzo Chigunhah and Ezekia Svotwa  

The on-farm diversity of maize cultivars and landraces in the Lacandon region of Chiapas, Mexico

July 2020

The loss of maize landraces is of major global concern. Landraces provide the genetic building blocks for the development of high yielding pest- and drought-tolerant maize varieties, and their loss reduces the capacity to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The extinction of maize landraces is an incidental effect of the planting decisions of farmers. Although maize landraces are important both as a staple food...

Author(s): Gustavo Leopoldo Garduño and Charles Perrings  

Producers supplying strategic network, value creation and exporting SME growth

July 2020

Strategic networks of agricultural suppliers for the creation of value added are an interesting field of research in the developing countries. Indeed, various scientific works were interested with social networks as well as on their members’ relationship and on their management. However, social networks as strategic suppliers are able to solve SME’s supply credit problems; the need to analyze networks with a...

Author(s): Vinablo K. Dominique Dagbelou, Souleimane A. Adekambi and Jacob A. Yabi  

Analysis of economic efficiency among smallholder sorghum producers in Kenya

June 2020

This study used Cobb-Douglas Stochastic Profit Frontier to analyze economic efficiency of sorghum farmers in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. Using a multi-stage stratified sample of 259 farmers, results depicted a wide range of profit efficiency between the best (0.96) and the worst (0.12) farmer with a mean of 0.17. The actual and potential profit was USD 164.88 ha-1 and USD 969.87 ha-1 respectively. This indicates that,...

Author(s): Backson Mwangi, Ibrahim Macharia and Eric Bett  

Adoption of artificial insemination service for cattle crossbreeding by smallholder farmers in Laelay-Maichew district, Tigray, Ethiopia

June 2020

Adoption of artificial insemination (AI) in Ethiopia is low and there is paucity of information in documentation. Therefore, the aim of this study is to identify the determinants of smallholder farmers’ adoption of AI technology in Laelay-Maichew district. Multi-stage random sampling technique was employed to select 155 sample respondents for the study. The primary data were collected through individual interviews...

Author(s): Berhe Abraha, Muluken Gezahegn and Jemal Yousuf  

Technical efficiency of rice farmers in Anambra State value chain development programme

May 2020

The study is aimed at determining the technical efficiency of rice farmers in Anambra State value chain development programme. A well-structured questionnaire was administered to elicit information from 372 rice farmers from the five participating Local Government Areas (Ayamelum, Awka North, Anambra West, Anambra East, and Orumba North) after which only 337 respondents were fit for the study. Cobb Douglas stochastic...

Author(s): Obianefo Chukwujekwu A., Nwigwe Cecilia A., Meludu Theresa N. and Anyasie Ikechukwu C.  

Performance analysis of Nigerian agricultural credit guarantee scheme: Bounds test approach to cointegration

May 2020

This study examined the performance of the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS) which is the major credit policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria. It was established in 1977 but started operation in 1978. Time series data from 1978-2014, extracted from the 2014 bulletin of the National Bureau Statistics were used for the study. Total volume and number of loans given were used to proxy the strength of the...

Author(s): Akinrinola, O. O. and Okunola, A. M.  

Integration of post-harvest management in agricultural policy and strategies to minimise post harvest losses in Lesotho

May 2020

Despite global efforts to increase food availability and curb high incidence of malnutrition in Africa, there are concerns with regard to high post-harvest losses in Africa. Lesotho like most countries in sub-Saharan Africa faces documented challenges with food insecurity and nutrition. Food availability could be increased by reduction of post-harvest losses without further exploitation of resources. Mitigation of...

Author(s): Brian Muroyiwa, Liako Shokopa, Puselesto Likoetla and Montoeli Rantlo  

Slash-and-burn agriculture, the major cropping system in the region of Faradje in Democratic Republic of Congo: Ecological and socio-economic consequences

March 2020

The present study aims to explore smallholder’s household living standard relevant to slash-and-burn agriculture, and determine trend of key crops grown with respect to their production and related generated average gross income in the region of Faradje, in the far northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Surveys were conducted on agronomic and social economic characteristics prevailing in...

Author(s): Tanzito G., Ibanda P. A., Talaguma R. and Lusanga N. M.  

Spatial price transmission between white maize grain markets in Mozambique and Malawi

March 2020

The objective of this study was to measure white maize grain price transmission among markets in Mozambique and Malawi. Our analysis included two major deficit markets (Maputo in Southern Mozambique and Blantyre in Southern Malawi) and two major surplus markets (Chimoio in Central Mozambique and Nampula in Northern Mozambique). We used monthly wholesale white maize grain prices covering the period 2000 through 2016 to...

Author(s): Helder Zavale and Rafael da Cruz Macamo  

Assessing the likelihood of adoption of orange-flesh sweet potato genotypes in Sierra Leone

March 2020

The adoption of research outputs to bring the desired impacts is a major factor of any research work. Based on this premise, adoption likelihood analysis was used to determine the maximum likelihood of adoption of orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP) in Sierra Leone. The study was conducted in Western Area, Moyamba, Bo, Kenema and Bombali districts. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select the study samples....

Author(s): Osman Nabay, Martin Koroma, Adolphus Jeremy Johnson, Emmanuel Sahr Hinckley, Gibrilla Dumbuya and Jebeh Samba-Bakar  

Evaluation of technical efficiency of edible oil production: The case of canola production in Kieni West Constituency, Kenya

March 2020

Globally, the vegetable oil demand is growing due to rising food consumption in emerging countries such as China and due to the high demand for biofuels. The current world vegetable production estimates stand at 187 million tons for the year 2016/2017. Of the estimated vegetable oil production, 70.3 million tons (37.6%) comes from palm and palm kernel, 55 million tons (30%) arise from soybean while the remaining 32.5%...

Author(s): Crispas Muiru Wambui and Eucabeth Majiwa  

Determinants of recommended agronomic practices adoption among wheat producing smallholder farmers in Sekela District of West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia

February 2020

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 a result, low production and productivity of agriculture were prevalent over the last years. This study aims to identify the factors influencing adoption of...

Author(s): Gedefaw Abebe and Sisay Debebe  

Measuring rural poverty among rural households in Gedeo Zone, SNNP Region, Ethiopia

February 2020

Poverty is a phenomenon that is complex and has multidimensional features. It involves people experiencing various degrees of material deprivation; the concept is used to cover a wide ranging set of interrelated life chances. The purpose of this study was to measure poverty in rural Gedeo zone, southern Ethiopia with specific objectives of measuring poverty among the rural households. The research was undertaken using a...

Author(s): Berhanu Getinet Kibret  

Notice of Retraction: Agricultural adjustment in flood-prone areas in Comilla of Bangladesh: A geographical study

January 2020

The editors of the Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics (JDAE) are retracting the article, “Agricultural adjustment in flood-prone areas in Comilla of Bangladesh: A geographical study” published in 2011 (Vol. 3(12), pp. 602-609, 26 October, 2011). This is due to a case of data falsification/manipulation by the author.    

Author(s): Asib Ahmed

An efficiency assessment of irrigated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) production in the Upper East Region of Ghana

January 2020

This study employed the input-oriented DEA approach with variable returns to scale assumption to assess the technical, scale, allocative and economic efficiencies of 124 randomly selected tomato farmers under irrigation in the Upper East Region using data of the 2017/2018 production season. The mean technical efficiency and scale efficiency were 97.1 and 97% respectively with many farmers experiencing increasing returns...

Author(s): Nanii Yenihebit, Isaac Abunyuwah and Evelyn Delali Ahiale  

Logistic regression analysis on factors influencing income-poverty among smallholder French bean farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya

December 2019

The study determined factors affecting income-poverty among French bean farmers in Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Results show that 72.6% of French bean farmers were poor. Relative to the poor households, non-poor had the highest net French bean income per acre (KES. 24,133), total net crop income (KES. 150,608), total net livestock income (KES. 21,674), and off-farm income (KES. 198,070). Aversion to risks (p=0.051 and...

Author(s): Noah Kibet, Job Lagat and Gideon Obare  

Opportunities and determinants of rural non-agricultural activities in Ethiopia

November 2019

The main goal of this study is to investigate the characteristics and determinants of rural non-agricultural activities using country representative household survey. This study is based on 14,616 sampled households which was collected from the four main regions of Ethiopia, namely Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR which represent more than 90% of the population of Ethiopia. Descriptive statistics and probit model were...

Author(s): Abdulaziz Mosa, Khalid Siddig and Harald Grethe  

Livelihood impacts of Calliandra calothyrsus and Sesbania sesban: Supplementary feed in smallholder dairy farms in Kenya

October 2019

An agroforestry land use system aimed at improving the productivity of smallholder dairy farms using Calliandra calothyrsus and Sesbania sesban shrubs as feed supplements was introduced to semi-commercial SDFs in Meru, Kenya, as part of a field trial. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of using the C. calothyrsus and S. sesban on family income and livelihoods during the 16-month trial period. Eighty...

Author(s): Makau D. N., VanLeeuwen J. A., Gitau G. K., McKenna S. L., Walton C., Muraya J. and Wichtel J. J.  

Factors affecting the technical efficiency of oil palm fruit processing units in South-East Benin

October 2019

As the independent Benin's first export crop, oil palm continues to play an important role in the Beninese economy and society despite the decline in its production that has begun since the 1970s. It is present in most cropping systems throughout southern Benin. The objective of this article is, on the one hand, to assess the level of technical efficiency of oil palm fruit processing units in South-East Benin and,...

Author(s): Jean Adanguidi  

Micro-financing and rural poverty reduction: A case of Rima Microfinance Bank in Goronyo Local Government Area, Sokoto State, Nigeria

October 2019

Microfinance is proposed to be an efficient and viable means to poverty alleviation in the developing world, but there has been little empirical study on the impacts of microfinance banks. This 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 a...

Author(s): M. B. Mustapha, B. I. Yusuf and A. N. Abdullahi  

Impact of soil and water conservation technology adoption on smallholder farms in South-Western Uganda

September 2019

For countries where the agricultural sector supports a majority of the population as in Uganda, the link between poverty and land degradation is of great significance. 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 randomly selected households in the...

Author(s): Alice Turinawe  

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

August 2019

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  

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

August 2019

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  

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

July 2019

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  

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

July 2019

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  

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

July 2019

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  

Economic burden of livestock disease and drought in Northern Tanzania

June 2019

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  

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

May 2019

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  

Determinants of intensity of uptake of alternative pest control methods: A case of small- scale tomato farmers in Kenya

May 2019

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  

Determinants of household transition into and out of poverty in Benin

May 2019

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  

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

April 2019

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  

The mobility of intergenerational income for rural residents: The case of China

April 2019

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  

Transportation infrastructure of Pakistan’s agricultural export

April 2019

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  

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

March 2019

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.  

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

March 2019

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  

Determinants of khat chewing among urban households of Wolkite Town, Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

March 2019

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  

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

February 2019

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  

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

February 2019

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  

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

February 2019

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  

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

January 2019

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  

Poverty analysis of cassava farming households in Osun State

January 2019

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.  

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

January 2019

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

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