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: 514

JDAE Articles

Senior academic background, R&D intensity and productivity: Based on the data of listed companies in the agricultural sector

March 2018

Agricultural companies (2011-2013) were chosen as the samples of this study. Financial report data were used to analyze the disciplines of the executives, their strength mean, research and development (R&D) strength and productivity. The results of the empirical research showed that companies with technology executives will significantly have increased R&D intensity; but companies with management executives...

Author(s): Shu Yehong and He Yucheng

Effect of price and exchange rate volatility on Kenya’s black tea export demand: A pooled mean group estimation

March 2018

The tea sector plays an important role in the Kenyan economy mainly through employment, contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and foreign exchange earnings. However, the sector faces a number of risks including but not limited to production, technological, price and market risks, legal and personal risks. Price and exchange rate volatility is one of the main sources of risk in the agribusiness sector. This paper...

Author(s): Winrose Chepng’eno

Production and marketing of rice in Kenya: Challenges and opportunities

March 2018

Rice farming remains an important concern in Kenya due to its positive impact on increasing household food security, raising farmer’s income as well as reducing risks in the years of poor weather conditions. Currently, the demand for rice in Kenya outstrips its production, a gap that is filled through imports. Thus, increasing rice production and productivity in Kenya requires a number of measures to be put in...

Author(s): Evans A. Atera, Florence N. Onyancha and Eucabeth B. O. Majiwa  

Use of a warrantage system to face rural poverty and hunger in the semi-arid area of Burkina Faso

February 2018

It is widely believed that limited access of small scale farmers to agricultural credit is one of the key causes of rural poverty and a major constraint to adoption of innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since the early 1960s, many strategies to access agricultural credits have been implemented with success. This study assessed the effects of warrantage, a community-based micro credit system, on poor small resource...

Author(s): Badiori Ouattara, Sibiri Jean Baptiste Taonda, Arahama Traoré, Idriss Sermé, François Lompo, Derek Peak, Michel P. Sédogo and André Bationo

Effect of research and development on agricultural sector growth in the East African community

February 2018

This study empirically examined the effect of research and development on agricultural sector growth in East African Community from the year 2000-2014. According to the endogenous growth theory, research and development leads to increase in the stock of knowledge which in turn has got spill over effects hence leads to economic growth. However, little is known on the effect of R&D on the agricultural sector in the...

Author(s): Lawrence Were Ouru, Lawrence Kibet, Aquilars Kalio and Naftaly Mose

Economic analysis of duck eggs incubation using hot spring as heat source

February 2018

The economic analysis of a manual and automatic turning hot spring incubator developed at the University of the Philippines-Los Baňos, Laguna Province, Philippines, was studied by comparing its performance with the conventional electrical incubator. This research can help small-scale farmers by reducing operational cost and increasing profitability. To determine the feasibility, undiscounted and discounted measures...

Author(s): Anthony J. Taplah Jr., Delfin C. Suministrado, Rossana Marie C. Amongo,  Fernando O. Paras Jr., Jessie C. Elauria and David P. Tokpah

Technical efficiency of irrigated rice seed farmers in Koussin-Lélé, Benin Republic

January 2018

Seed is one of the key inputs for rice production. The quantity of rice seeds produced is largely below the demand expressed by rice producers in Benin. In recent years, several projects have been implemented to promote this activity. A one stage stochastic frontier production which incorporates a model for the technical inefficiency effects was applied on a whole population of 141 farmers identified in the irrigated...

Author(s): Afio ZANNOU, Sylvain KPENAVOUN CHOGOU, Idelphonse O. SALIOU and Gautier BIAOU

Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

January 2018

This study aims to analyze effects of adoption of motorized water pump on household farm income of smallholder farmers in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. The total sample size (n=196) was purposively selected from two Woredas and five Kebeles. Descriptive analysis, inferential analysis and Heckman two-stage mode were employed for data analysis. The ordinary least squares (OLS) model result revealed that among...

Author(s): Agidew Abebe and Amanuel Shewa

Gender analysis of micro-loan sizes accessed by small-scale agro-entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

January 2018

Available statistics confirmed that men have access to credit more than women in Nigeria because men have assets which serve as collateral for accessing credit. Credit is essential to farmers, especially the small-scale farmers who have limited capital for their production but constitute the greatest force in food production in many developing countries. The study was carried out to investigate micro-loan sizes accessed...

Author(s): Ugwuja V. C. and Nweze N. J.

Poverty and income inequality in Girar Jarso District of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

January 2018

The paper examines the status and determinants of poverty and inequality among rural households in Girar Jarso district of Central Ethiopia. To measure the status of poverty and inequality, the study made use of cost of basic need approach, Foster-Greer-Thorbecke indices and Gini coefficient. Based on the survey of 120 households, the logistic model was estimated. A three-stage sampling procedure was applied for...

Author(s): Dereje Haile and Haymanot Asfaw

Who engages in urban and peri-urban agriculture in the condensed urban slums of Bangladesh?

December 2017

Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) have been considered solutions for improving poor living conditions in undeveloped urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the factors affecting UPA decision-making, with special attention to land constraints among poor urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh. A logit regression model was applied using secondary individual household data...

Author(s): Haruka Yamashita and Akira Ishida

Determinants of the adoption of improved white haricot beans in East Shewa Zone, South-Eastern Ethiopia

December 2017

White haricot bean is a major source of food (protein) and income for the rural households of Ethiopia. Nationally, it is among the major pulse crops used for export. Despite its contribution, adoption of white haricot beans variety is very low. With this backdrop, this study analyzed the determinants of the decision to adopt and intensify the adoption of white haricot beans. A sample of 394 farm households were...

Author(s): Daniel Masresha, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji and Lemma Zemedu

Why does food insecurity persist in Ethiopia? Trends, challenges and prospects of food security in Ethiopia

December 2017

This paper seeks an answer to why does food insecurity persists in Ethiopia with extensive review of literature? Nearly, one billion people globally are food insecure and food security challenges are widespread in the developing countries. Ethiopia has been renowned as a country of famine and food insecurity. During the period between 1958 and 1977 over 25 million people were affected, from 1974 to 1991, it was wracked...

Author(s): Fikre Lemessa Ocho, Gezahegn Berecha Yadessa, Fikadu Mitiku Abdissa and Adugna Eneyew Bekele

Dynamics and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia

December 2017

This study examined the central characteristics of migrants and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia based on snow ball sampling and a survey of 665 sample migrants using descriptive and econometric analysis. The results of this study showed that 76.2% of the migrants left their home at age ranges between 15 and 25 years. Similarly, it was found that 48% of the migrants were attending junior...

Author(s): Fassil Eshetu and Mohammed Beshir

Adoption of the new highly efficient cooking stoves by urban households in Zanzibar, Tanzania

November 2017

The study was aimed at ascertaining the adoption of New Highly Efficient Cooking Stoves (NHECS) imported from China by Zanzibar’s urban households for reducing cooking costs, health impacts and environmental degradation. Both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires, key informant interviews and field observation, and secondary data were collected from...

Author(s): Abdalla, H. Sheha and Makame, O. Makame

An analysis of multidimensional poverty and its determinants in rural Nigeria

November 2017

Human beings live to get happiness, livelihood, peace, security, safety, dignity and respect among others. Deprivation of any of these could be frustrating. Thus, attempts were made to determine multidimensional poverty index (MPI) of rural households and its decomposition by geo-political zones in Nigeria using the Alkire-Foster MPI approach. The result showed that the headcount poverty ratio H was 78.1% when K = 30 as...

Author(s): Joshua O. Amao, Kayode Ayantoye and Gbenga E. Fanifosi

Determinants of potato seed market supply through producer cooperatives in Haraghe, Ethiopia

November 2017

Seed producer cooperatives were initiated by the Integrated Seed Sector Development Program in five regions of Ethiopia including Oromia region since 2009 as an alternative mechanism to narrow the gap between seed supply and demand in the country. Seed marketing is one of the key activities of the program to satisfy the demand of farmers by providing quality seeds in the right place, at the right time and with the right...

Author(s): Alemayehu Oljira and Degye Goshu

Sustainability assessment of cattle herding in the North West Region of Cameroon, Central Africa

October 2017

Cattle herding in the North West Region of Cameroon is not sustainable in its present form. Although the role played by the cattle herding enterprise in the region is fundamental to the livelihood of cattle herders, consumers, the region, and others who depend on its products and services for survival; its sustainability unfortunately is not guaranteed due to several challenges. The repercussions of a breakdown of the...

Author(s): Tamufor Gideon, Wahidul K. Biswas and Deborah Pritchard

Profit efficiency analysis among groundnut farmers from Malawi

October 2017

This study analyzes the profit efficiency and its determinants in groundnut production, applying a stochastic profit frontier model on survey data collected from 400 groundnut growing households in Malawi. The result indicated that the inefficiencies in groundnut production hindered profitability in the sector. The profit efficiency ranged from 1% to 89% (with a mean of 45%). Significant association was observed between...

Author(s): Temesgen F. Bocher and Franklin Simtowe

Commodity prices, exchange rate and economic growth in West Africa: Case study of Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana

September 2017

Some West African countries have extensive access to natural resources and rely heavily on revenues from the export of these primary commodities. The heavy dependence of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire on revenues from the exportation of cocoa raises the possibility that these economies are vulnerable to external commodity price fluctuations. This paper seeks to examine the relationship between cocoa prices, exchange rate...

Author(s): Julien Ofori-Abebrese, Robert Becker Pickson and Grace Ofori-Abebrese

Economic profitability and risk analyses of improved sorghum varieties in Tanzania

September 2017

This study uses survey data collected in 2012/2013 farming season to determine the net-returns and utility-efficient farm management practices for improved sorghum varieties adopted by small-scale farmers in Tanzania. The reference farm management practice was using JEMBE (handhole) for land cultivation and growing local varieties (landraces). Other farm management practices included using ox-plough for land cultivation...

Author(s): Aloyce R. Kaliba, Kizito Mazvimavi and Ghirmay S. Ghebreyesus

Profitability and sustainability of modern fish farming in Benin: An on-farm experimental appraisal of two production systems of Clarias gariepinus

September 2017

An on-farm experimental appraisal was done to compare the profitability of two production systems of Clarias gariepinus in Benin, and to assess the challenges of modern fish farming in West Africa. The results showed that fish farming using above ground tanks (AGT) was not profitable enough to reward production and recover capital costs, should the investments be fully bank loan-funded. At present feed prices, it cannot...

Author(s): Honfoga Barthélemy G., Tognon Isabelle A. and Chikou Antoine

Resource use efficiency in rice production in the lower Anambra irrigation project, Nigeria

August 2017

Increasing the output of rice to match the growing demand for rice is a global challenge, and with growing world population, the need becomes more pertinent. For developing countries with high population density like Nigeria, the importance of rice in the food security status of the population cannot be questioned. Although the production of rice in Nigeria has been increasing over time, there is need to move towards...

Author(s): Amaechina Ebele C. and Eboh Eric C.

Maximizing the economic return from Egypt's export of the most important vegetable crops in the foreign markets

August 2017

This study is set to examine the possibility of maximizing the returns of Egyptian vegetable exports: fresh potatoes, onions, and tomatoes, through the optimal distribution of exports to international markets. Linear programming model is formulated to determine the optimal distribution of exports among the importing countries. This model is restricted by export capacity, import capacity, and suggested organization...

Author(s): Bader, E. A. and Dawoud, S. D. Z.

Technical efficiency determinants of potato production: A study of rain-fed and irrigated smallholder farmers in Welmera district, Oromia, Ethiopia

August 2017

Increasing productivity through enhanced potato production efficiency could be an important move towards food security. In Ethiopia potato (Solanum tubersum L.) production levels and rates have been increasing due to the development and dissemination of improved potato technologies. Despite these efforts by the government, smallholders’ potato productivity has remained below potential. However, empirical studies...

Author(s): Wudineh Getahun Tiruneh, Abebe Chindi and Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis

Determinants of credit access by smallholder farmers in North-East Benin

August 2017

Financing agriculture is a key issue in rural development. Despite the efforts of the government to make credit services available and affordable in most of the rural areas, access to credit among smallholder farmers remains low. This paper analyzes the determinants of credit access by farmers in the North East, Benin. Primary data were collected from one hundred and twenty respondents randomly selected and interviewed...

Author(s): Perceval N. Assogba,, Senakpon E. Haroll Kokoye, Rosaine N. Yegbemey, Jonas A. Djenontin, Zacharie Tassou, Joanna Pardoe and Jacob A. Yabi

Interdependencies and sequential patterns in adoption of dairy technologies in Ethiopia

July 2017

In this paper adoption of dairy technologies in the Ethiopian highlands was examine using seemingly unrelated multivariate probit model which encompasses the effects of interdependencies of multiple technologies and unobserved heterogeneity in a unified framework. Model estimates show that household's likelihood of adopting dairy technologies is jointly determined by the observed household characteristics as well as...

Author(s): Kebebe Ergano

Dairy farmer households’ farm gate milk price heterogeneity in Kericho County, Kenya

July 2017

This study aimed at identifying factors affecting farm gate milk price heterogeneity in dairy farmer households in Kericho County, Kenya. Multistage cluster sampling technique was used to collect data from 432 dairy farmer households. To estimate survey data, multivariate probit and selectivity biased mixed-effects linear regression models were used. Results showed that increased daily milk output sold and number of...

Author(s): Elijah K. Ng’eno,

Differential impacts of an irrigation project: Case study of the Swar Dam Project in Yedashe, Bago region of Myanmar

July 2017

In Myanmar, the government has made a vast investment in the construction of dams to improve crop productivity and to ensure socioeconomic development. This study explores the differential impacts, in terms of socioeconomic conditions, of these investments for paddy farmers in Yedashe Township, in the Bago region in the south-central part of Myanmar. A farm survey among 95 respondents is used to compare the situation...

Author(s): Aung Tun Oo, Guido Van Huylenbroecka and Stijn Speelman

Profitability of apple enterprise among small-holder farmers in South Western Highland Agro-Ecological Zone (SWHAEZ) of Uganda

July 2017

The study evaluated the socio-economic viability and factors influencing profitability of apple enterprise under smallholder farming system in Uganda. A sample of 52 apple farming households was randomly selected in the districts of Uganda: Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri. Data were collected with the use of structured questionnaires, and analyzed using descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and multiple...

Author(s): Ambrose Rwaheru Aheisibwe, Joseph Etiang, Denis Ashaba, Gerald Kwikiriza, Rose Mwesige, Ronald Muhereze and Alex Barekye

Determinants of participation in fertilizer subsidy programme among rice farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria

June 2017

Nigerian farmers, including rice farmers, still record very low levels of fertilizer use thereby limiting productivity. Subsidies have been known to encourage fertilizer use among farmers. This paper examined the factors influencing rice farmer participation in the government’s fertilizer subsidy programme. Data was collected through the aid of a well-structured questionnaire from 263 rice farmers. Descriptive and...

Author(s): OBI-EGBEDI Ogheneruemu and BANKOLE Olaide Abdul-hameed

Climate sensitivities and farmland values in Nepal: A spatial panel Ricardian approach

June 2017

This study presents an application of the Ricardian approach to explore the impact of climate change on farmland values in Nepal. The Ricardian approach is estimated using a panel fixed effects model, and the outcome is compared against two separate models that account for spatial correlation: a spatial autoregressive (SAR) model; and a spatial error model (SEM). The findings suggest that Nepalese farmlands are...

Author(s): Samrat B. Kunwar and Alok K. Bohara

Determinants of household’s consumption preference for processed cocoyam in Enugu State, Nigeria

June 2017

Cocoyam is a nutritious food crop which is consumed in different parts of Nigeria. Its importance in the food systems of many communities in Nigeria, particularly among the Igbo people is based on its nutritive value and its relative ease in cultivation. Studies on the crop focused more on production and marketing without examining consumer behaviour. Although, an understanding of the determinants of the consumption of...

Author(s): Adeosun K. P., Amaechina E. C. and Nnaji A. P.

Spatial market integration and price transmission for papaya markets in Ethiopia

May 2017

This work aims to study the integration of papaya market, price transmission and price causality patterns with the help of Johansen co-integration test, vector error correction model and Granger causality test using 13 years average monthly prices of papaya.  Johansen co-integration tests indicate that four papaya markets significantly co-integrated with each other. Vector error correction (VEC) model test...

Author(s): Zewdie Habte

Determinants of information seeking behavior of smallholder farmers of Tanqa Abergelle woreda, Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

May 2017

The purpose of this research is to reveal the determinants of information seeking behavior of the Abergelle woreda smallholder farmers. In this information era, smallholder farmers’ information seeking behavior shows difference due to many reasons: change with their geographical location, economic, demographic, psychological and institutional factors. Till now, to the best of the author’s knowledge, no study...

Author(s): Gebru Brhane, Yared Mammo and Gebremichael Negusse

Determinants of small-scale mango farmers’ market channel choices in Kenya: An application of the two-step Cragg’s estimation procedure

May 2017

The study estimates small-scale mango farmers’ choice of market channels using the Cragg’s two-step procedure where the farmer decides on the channel in the first step and the proportion sold to the selected channel in the second step. Cross section data was collected from a sample of 224 mango farmers selected through multistage sampling just after the mango season. The study was carried out in Makueni...

Author(s): Davis Nguthi Muthini, Rose Adhiambo Nyikal and David Jakinda Otieno

Do the initial land endowments lift people out of chronic and transient poverty? Evidence from central and Northern Mozambique

May 2017

This study aims at assessing the most prevalent type of poverty in rural Mozambique, and if the causes of chronic and transitory poverty are similar to recommended policy, strategies to address each of them caused by different factors. This paper concludes that, most poverty is transient (66%) than chronic (34%), unlike in earlier studies where the determinants of chronic and transient poverty are not necessarily...

Author(s): Raul Pitoro

Assessing challenges of non-farm livelihood diversification in Boricha Woreda, Sidama zone

April 2017

This study was conducted to assess key livelihood strategies and to examine major socio-economic constraints that hinder households from engage in diversified activities, in two Peasant Associations of Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. From the two Peasant Associations, 110 households were selected through simple random sampling technique. Both primary and secondary data were collected to come up with dependable...

Author(s): Yohannes Yona and Tafese Mathewos

Determinants of Malawi’s cotton exports from 2001 to 2013

April 2017

This paper analysed the determinants of Malawi’s cotton exports, given the challenges faced by main traditional export crop which has rekindled interest in the development of cotton as a key export crop. The gravity model of trade was estimated following the Helpman, Melitz and Rubinsten (2008) framework. Using a balanced panel data, with the set of 36 countries that Malawi has exported cotton to for 13 years...

Author(s): E. Magombo, A. Edriss and M. A. R. Phiria

Refining the impoverishment risks and reconstruction (IRR) model: A study of the model’s “overlooked” risks, evidences from the impacts of Tekeze Dam, North East Ethiopia

April 2017

This article tried to question the viability of the impoverishment risks and reconstruction (IRR) model in assessing all risks development projects like dams brought to affected communities. It argued that in some cases the model fell short of showing exhaustively all risks communities faced as a result of grand development projects like dams. Taking the case of Tekeze dam in Ethiopia, it unearths some of the risks the...

Author(s): Andnet Gizachew

Evaluation of the environmental and economic effectiveness of soil and water conservation practices in Wenago District, Southern Ethiopia

March 2017

Efforts towards soil and water conservation (SWC) goal were started since the mid-1970s and 80s to alleviate both the problems of erosion and low crop yield of Ethiopia.  The data were collected through structured questionnaire via face to face interview with 120 sampled household (HH) from Karasodity and Deko villages of Wenago district. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Heckman two-step...

Author(s): Yonas Ademe, Toyiba Shafi, Temesgen Kebede and Alemayehu Mullatu

Economy-wide effects of drought on South African Agriculture: A computable general equilibrium (CGE) analysis

March 2017

South Africa’s agricultural sector is comprised of livestock, field crops and fruit in their order of size, in gross value terms. Agriculture in South Africa accounts for a relatively low share in the economy (3% of gross domestic product - GDP), 6% of employment and about 10% of exports (over R144 billion in 2015). Currently (2015/16), South Africa is experiencing the worst drought in over 100 years, which has...

Author(s): Sifiso Ntombela, Bonani Nyhodo, Simphiwe Ngqangweni, Heidi Phahlane and Moses Lubinga

Contracts for Grain Biosecurity and Grain Quality

March 2017

The export of grain from Western Australia depends on a grain supply network that takes grain from farms to port through Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBH) receival and storage sites. The ability of the network to deliver pest free grain to port and ship depends on the quality of grain delivered by farmers and the efficacy of phosphine based fumigation in controlling stored grain pests. Unfortunately, over time, common...

Author(s): Hoda Abougamos, Ben White and Rohan Sadler

Land fragmentation, agricultural productivity and implications for agricultural investments in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) region, Tanzania

February 2017

There are polarized evidences of the impact of agricultural land fragmentation on land productivity. On the one hand there viewpoints which consider land fragmentation to harm agricultural productivity. On the other hand there are counter thoughts which view land fragmentation as a positive situation which allows farmers to cultivate many environmental zones, minimise production risk and optimise the schedule for...

Author(s): Reuben M. J. Kadigi, Japhet J. Kashaigili, Agnes Sirima, Felix Kamau, Anna Sikira and Winfred Mbungu

Off-farm participation decision and its impact on crop yield in Northern Ethiopia

February 2017

One of the most important facets of off-farm activities is providing employment opportunities and additional income for rural households and thereby accommodates the seasonal and fluctuating agricultural production. Given this, identifying the underlying determinants of off-farm participation and its impact on crop yield was found to be of the essence. Cross sectional data was collected through structured questionnaire...

Author(s): Berihun Kassa, Bihon Kassa and Kibrom Aregawi

Farming household food storage, consumption and sales decision making under price risk in northern Uganda

January 2017

This study extended the agricultural household model to explain food storage, consumption and sales behaviors of farming households in northern Uganda using two major staple grains: finger millet and beans. Using secondary data collected by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics from 782 millet and beans producing households (388 households below poverty level and 394 households above poverty level), seemingly unrelated...

Author(s): Charles Owach, Godfrey Bahiigwa and Gabriel Elepu

Determinants of adoption of multiple climate change adaptation strategies in Southern Malawi: An ordered probit analysis

January 2017

This paper aimed to identify factors affecting adoption of multiple climate change adaptation strategies in Southern Malawi. An ordered probit model was estimated using survey data collected in Nsanje and Balaka districts in 2014-2015 cropping season. Age of household head, total land area owned, petty trading and formal employment were found to reduce the probability of adopting more than two CSA strategies. Farmers...

Author(s): Francis Maguza-Tembo, Julius Mangison, Abdil Khalil Edris and Edwin Kenamu

Agricultural input supply challenges of smallholder irrigation schemes in Zimbabwe

December 2016

This article focuses on irrigation agriculture as a critical adaptation strategy to climate change and population pressure in Africa. Smallholder irrigation schemes have been prioritised as a rural development model by many developing countries in the past five decades. However, the majority of the irrigation schemes have remained unsustainable and contributed very little towards the attainment of food security and...

Author(s): Solomon Mutambara

Women in palm oil processing in South-East Nigeriachallenges and prospects in a dwindling economy

November 2016

This study investigated the role of women in palm oil processing in Anambra State Nigeria. It sought answers to the question as to the factors that hinder the productive role of women in palm oil processing and the measures necessary to realise the potentials of women in palm oil processing. Specifically, the study examined the socio-economic characteristics of the women and their effects on palm oil production;...

Author(s): E. C. Nwankwo

Constraints to growth of micro and small-scale enterprises in Ghana: A case of street food enterprises

October 2016

The aim of the paper was to identify the factors that constrain growth of street food enterprises in Ghana. The study achieved this by using panel data from two surveys to estimate the effect of constraints that are self-reported by street food vendors from Kumasi and Tamale metropolises of Ghana on growth of their businesses. Results of the study found inadequate managerial skills and financial constraints to...

Author(s): Osei Mensah, James, Ohene-Yankyera, Kwasi and Aidoo, Robert

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