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: 538

JDAE Articles

The effect of roll back malaria programme on farmers productivity in Benue State, Nigeria

October 2015

The study analyzed the effect of Roll Back Malaria Programme (RBM) on farmer’s productivity in Benue State of Nigeria. Roll Back Malaria Programme is a global framework for coordinated action against malaria. A multi-stage random sampling technique was used in selecting 206 respondents from six Local Governments Areas. Data was collected with the aid of well structured questionnaires. The Cobb-Douglas stochastic...

Author(s): Obekpa H. O., Abu G. A. and Aye G. C.

The status of food availability in the face of climate change and variability in Choke Mountain Watersheds, Central Ethiopia

October 2015

Food insecurity is an integral part of poverty in Ethiopia owing to agricultural production to be less able to adapt to climate change. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the status of food availability in the face of climate change and variability in Choke Mountain Watersheds, Central Ethiopia. For this purpose structured household questionnaire, Key Informant Interview, Group discussion and field...

Author(s): Demeku Mesfin Adane, Addisu Damtew Atnafe and Husen Maru Ahmed

The effect of drought risk perception on local people coping decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

September 2015

In an attempt to address the objectives of examining factors influencing smallholders’ drought risk perception and coping to climate variability and change, this study utilized household level data collected from 384 households and employed Heckman selection model for its analysis. The study revealed that perceiving climate variability and change does not always guarantee coping and adaptation responses,...

Author(s): Yoseph Melka, Habtemariam Kassa, Mengistu Ketema, Degnet Abebaw and Ute Schmiedel

Determinants of Access to Credit Financial Services by Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

September 2015

Credit financial access has been argued to be the engine of sustainable rural development and a factor necessary for household food security and poverty reduction. This study sought to establish the main factors that affect smallholder farmers’ access to credit financial services in Kenya. The logistic regression  results indicates that, the marginal effects of education level, occupation and access to...

Author(s): Joyce C. Kiplimo, Evans Ngenoh, Walter Koech and Jullius K. Bett

Crop commercialization and smallholder farmers` livelihood in Tigray region, Ethiopia

September 2015

This study examined the household level factors affecting the intensity of crop commercializationa and its impacts on livelihood of smallholder farmers. The study was conducted in six villages/tabiasb in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The estimated results showed that ownership of oxen, amount and quality of yield harvested, and training on crop marketing have a positive and significant effect on intensity of crop...

Author(s): Gebreslassie Hailua, Kebede Manjureb and Kiros-Meles Aymutc

Socio-economic factors affecting adoption of early maturing maize varieties by small scale farmers in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria

August 2015

This paper examined the socio-economic factors affecting early maturing maize varieties adoption in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria. Using random sampling techniques, 300 maize farmers were selected across 10 communities in the Local Government area. Out of the 300 respondents sampled 163 were non-adopters and 137 were adopters. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, adoption...

Author(s): Ndaghu Ndonkeu Nathanel, Zakari Abdulsalam, Shehu Abdul Rahman and Tahirou Abdoulaye

Technical, allocative, and economic efficiency among smallholder maize farmers in Southwestern Ethiopia: Parametric approach

August 2015

Maize is one of the major five staple cereal crops in Ethiopia. High productivity and efficacy in its production is critical to improve food security, reduce the level of poverty and achieve or maintain agricultural growth. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 385 household heads and interviewed using a structured questionnaire during 2013/2014 production year. The study estimates, technical, allocative...

Author(s): Sisay Debebe, Jema Haji, Degye Goshu and Abdi-Khalil Edriss

Oil palm marketing, Nigeria-lessons to learn from Malaysia experience, opportunities and foreign direct investment in Cross River State

July 2015

Nigeria’s first goal is to meet the domestic demand and then if possible, seek to become competitive export market in palm oil production. Nigeria is potentially competitive in the domestic market if oil palm sector productivity is increased by shifting the technology frontier further. Transformation of the oil palm industry would enhance the overall economic development through the income and employment effects...

Author(s): N. E. Tiku and F. A. Bullem

Factors influencing smallholder farmers’ decisions to participate in livestock markets in Namibia

July 2015

Across the world, sustained integration of smallholder farmers into commercial agriculture has empowered resource poor smallholder farmers to diversify their livelihoods into non-farm enterprises. The new enterprises have crystallized into socioeconomic development hubs. Associated with the growth of the agricultural sector in developed nations has been the development of highly market-integrated agribusinesses manned...

Author(s): J.  Zuwarimwe and S. M. Mbaai

Climate change, irrigation and agricultural activities in Mexico: A Ricardian analysis with panel data

July 2015

This article analyzes the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture in Mexico using a Ricardian model with panel data. The analysis uses economic data from 2,431 municipalities for the period 2003 to 2009. The study distinguishes between irrigated, rainfed and mixed farms and includes extreme weather events as an additional variable. The results indicate that irrigated farms are more vulnerable to temperature...

Author(s): Luis Miguel Galindo, Orlando Reyes and José Eduardo Alatorre

Bio-economic modelling of the influence of family planning, land consolidation and soil erosion on farm production and food security in Rwanda

June 2015

Rwandan agriculture is not able to meet its population’s food needs from its own production, which results in food insecurity. Land degradation is a serious problem which contributes to a low and declining agricultural productivity and consequently to food insecurity. The objective of this paper is to develop a bio-economic model capable of analysing the impacts of soil erosion, family planning and land...

Author(s): J. C. Bidogeza, P. B. M. Berentsen, J. De Graaff and A. G. J. M. Oude Lansink

Metal silo grain storage technology and household food security in Kenya

June 2015

A treatment effect and ordered logit models were used to evaluate the impact of metal silo storage technology on household food security and factors influencing adoption of metal silo. Farmers’ perception of the effectiveness of metal silo against larger grain borer and maize weevil was also analyzed. The most important factor households considered when choosing a storage facility was effectiveness against storage...

Author(s): Gitonga, Z., De Groote, H. & Tefera, T.

Effect of Aspillia africana leave on reproduction of rabbit

June 2015

This study investigated the effect of Aspillia africana leaves on reproduction of rabbit and was conducted at the rabbit section of the University Teaching and Research Farm of Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji Osun State, Nigeria. The experiment has a complete randomized design with four treatments and one control. Each treatment has two replicates as well as the control. Twenty-four (24) cross-breed (New...

Author(s): Adedeji O. A., Ajibade M. O. and Folayan J. A.

A stochastic frontier analysis on farm level technical efficiency in Zimbabwe: A case of Marirangwe smallholder dairy farmers

June 2015

This study empirically investigates farm level technical efficiency of production and its associated determinants for Marirangwe smallholder dairy farmers, in Manyame district, Mashonaland east province in Zimbabwe. Using a stochastic production frontier model and a two step estimation approach, results for a sample of 27 smallholder farmers indicates that for the agricultural season 2013/2014, the average efficiency...

Author(s): Stein Masunda and Amanda Rudo Chiweshe

The effect of olive mill effluent and organic compost on evaporation and temperature in medium and coarse textured pot soils

May 2015

The effects of olive mill effluent on evaporation assessed from the surface of two kinds of soil sandy loam and loam textures with two different temperatures. In the other hand five treatments for each texture were prepared in three replicates, including wastewater treatment stained with olives in a value and two percent, compost mixture treatments, mulch amount equal to 50 tons/h, control and water. Eleven treatments...

Author(s): Bagheri, M. R. and Movahedi Naeini, S. A. R.

Determinants of technical efficiency in smallholder soybean production in Bomet District, Kenya

May 2015

Increased soybean productivity has great potential for alleviating the perpetual problems of food and nutrition insecurity, poverty and unemployment among the rural households in Kenya. This study analyses the determinants of technical efficiency in smallholder soybean production in a rural farm setting in Bomet District, Kenya. Technical efficiency in this case is the ability of the smallholder farmer to maximize...

Author(s): Patrick K. Yegon, Lawrence K. Kibet and Job K. Lagat

Health-care access and utilization among rural households in Nigeria

May 2015

This study examined healthcare access and utilization among rural households in Ogun state, Southwestern Nigeria. Primary data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires. Multistage sampling technique was employed for the selection of 200 rural households. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and health care accessibility index. The results show that the mean age of the respondents was 46...

Author(s): Omonona Bolarin Titus, Obisesan Adekemi Adebisola and Aromolaran Oluwatosin Adeniji

Bread wheat production in small scale irrigation users agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia: Case of Afar and Oromia regional state

April 2015

Conceptually, benefits of irrigation are realized through improvements in agricultural productivity. At household level, agricultural production increases could be followed by improvements in food consumption patterns. The goal of this research is to examine relationship between irrigation, production and consumption patterns for rural smallholders with pre-scaling up of bread wheat (Ga’ambo variety). A survey was...

Author(s): Aklilu Nigussie, Adem Kedir, Abiy Adisu, Geatnet Belay, Desta Gebrie and Kidane Desalegn 

Climate change and household food insecurity among fishing communities in the eastern coast of Zanzibar

April 2015

This paper examines the local vulnerability of households in two study communities in the east coast of Zanzibar focusing on food security, which is negatively impacted by climate variability and change. Findings have indicated that overall the local people in eastern coast of Zanzibar are insecure with respect to most major sources of food. Households solely dependent on natural resources through farming, fishing,...

Author(s): Makame O. Makame, Richard Y. M. Kangalawe and Layla A. Salum

Technical and allocative efficiency gains from integrated soil fertility management in the maize farming system of Kenya

April 2015

Declining land productivity and per capita food availability poses challenges to overcoming land degradation and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a need to identify ways of improving land productivity particularly among smallholders. This study investigated the contribution of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) practices to both technical and allocative efficiencies in the maize farming system of Kenya....

Author(s): Morgan C. Mutoko, Cecilia N. Ritho, James K. Benhin and Oliver L. Mbatia

Determinants of the responsiveness of cooperative farmers to the cocoa renaissance programme in Osun State, Nigeria

April 2015

A key policy instrument in the cocoa transformation agenda is to provide subsidized inputs for farmers to replace old grooves to increase cocoa production in Nigeria. The study examined the role of cocoa marketing cooperatives in enhancing the incomes of its member patrons in Osun State under the cocoa renaissance policy. Multi stage sampling method was used to select 100 respondents from four cocoa produce marketing...

Author(s): Oluwasola O., Ige A. O. and D. Omodara

Crop residue usage and its determinants in Kano State, Nigeria

April 2015

This study examined crop residue usage and determined factors influencing the decision to allocate as well as the intensity of crop residue in Kano state, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select 160 farming households in three local government areas of the state. Data collected were analyzed with descriptive statistics and double hurdle Tobit model. The results of the study showed that on a...

Author(s): Akinola, A. A., , Ayedun, B., Abubakar, M., Sheu, M. and Abdoulaye, T.

Agriculture – Industry linkages in the economy of Jammu and Kashmir India

April 2015

Agriculture serves as a primary sector of an economy which laid foundation for other sectors of an economy and with the support of industry sector the territory sector came in to existence. Thus the collective support of Agriculture and industry sector uplifts the economy and a sustainable growth of an economy is governed. The inter-linkage between Agriculture and industry sector from different aspects not only bring...

Author(s): Samir-Ul-Hassan, Kanhaiya Ahuja and Munasir hussain

Discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties in Osun State, Nigeria

March 2015

The study investigated the level and socioeconomic determinants of discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties among farming households in Osun State, Nigeria with a view to increasing food production. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select a sample of 321 farmers across the three agro ecological zones of the State. Data were collected using a pre-tested structured questionnaire and interview...

Author(s): Akinbode Wasiu Olalekan and Bamire Adebayo Simeon

Technical efficiency of traditional African vegetable production: A case study of smallholders in Tanzania

March 2015

Traditional African vegetables are receiving more attention for their significant contribution to food and nutrition security and enhanced livelihoods of smallholders. Although demand is increasing for these nutrients-dense crops, the production of traditional vegetables in Tanzania remains low. Technical innovations can reduce yield gaps and increase the productivity of traditional vegetable crops. This paper measures...

Author(s): Srinivasulu Rajendran, Victor Afari-Sefa, Daniel Kimani Karanja, Richard Musebe, Dannie Romney, Magesa A. Makaranga, Silivesta Samali and Radegunda Francis Kessy

A decision framework for resource poor smallholder farmers on maize production based on results from empirical studies in the coastal lowlands of Kenya

March 2015

Maize is a principal food crop in Kenya and the coastal lowlands. Choice of the enterprise at household level is influenced by the social position maize commands both as a staple food and trade facility or good while production patterns are dictated by various factors among them being resource endowment. Research in the recent past has provided technological recommendations that include fertilizer and pesticides use...

Author(s): Danda M. K., Muli B. M., De Groote H and Murithi F. M.

Factors determining allocation of land for improved wheat variety by smallholder farmers of northern Ethiopia

March 2015

This study was conducted in Northern Ethiopia, Adwa district. The main objective of the study was to examine factors influencing allocation of land for improved wheat variety by smallholder farmers of the study area. Descriptive, inferential and econometric methods were used to analyze data. Results of descriptive and inferential analyses showed that; adopters had high family size in adult-equivalent, high number of...

Author(s): Leake Gebresilassie and Adam Bekele

The empirical analysis of agricultural exports and economic growth in Nigeria

March 2015

Agriculture is both the main sector that is expected to provide employment to large segments of the population and the key to sustained economic growth of the countries. This study presented an empirical analysis of the effect of Agricultural Exports on economic growth of Nigeria. The model built for the study proxy gross domestic product as the endogenous variable measuring economic growth as a function of real...

Author(s): Victor Ushahemba Ijirshar

To conserve or convert wetlands: Evidence from Nyando wetlands, Kenya

February 2015

Wetland resources of Nyando Wetlands support important economic and ecological activities. However, it is faced with multiple pressures from different anthropogenic Activities within the wetlands and upstream. The Nyando wetlands are facing increasing threats of reclamation for agriculture. This is bound to intensify as population pressure increases. The question therefore is; should Nyando Wetlands be conserved or...

Author(s): Francis O. Oduor, Phillip O. Raburu and Samuel Mwakubo

Technical efficiency of maize production in Ogun State, Nigeria

February 2015

This study examined the technical efficiency of maize production in Ogun State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected for this study using a multistage sampling technique to select 100 maize farmers from the study area. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and stochastic production frontier. The socio-economic characteristics of respondents as evident from the data analysis revealed...

Author(s): Idris Akanbi Ayinde, Raheem Olatunji Aminu and Shakirat Bolatito Ibrahim

Economic impact of climate change and benefit of adaptations for maize production: Case from Namibia, Zambezi region

February 2015

The aim of this research is to examine the impact of climate change in maize farmers’ livelihood in Zambezi region, Namibia and benefit of adaptation. Trade-off analysis–multidimensional (TOA-MD) model was presented as a method for evaluation with a combination of simulated baseline production and future simulated yield using Decision Support Systems for Agro-technology Transfer (DSSAT) in maize production...

Author(s): Teweldemedhin M. Y., Durand W., Crespo O., Beletse Y. G. and Nhemachena C.

A comparative analysis of technical efficiency of smallholder tobacco and maize farmers in Tabora, Tanzania

February 2015

The study presented here considers the relative efficiency of planting tobacco and maize in the tobacco-producing Tabora region of Tanzania. The study used a 2013 survey that was conducted among smallholder farmers in the Tabora region. The aim was to investigate whether farmers are better off planting tobacco or maize. The paper briefly reviews the importance of agriculture in general and tobacco planting in particular...

Author(s): Asmerom Kidane, Aloyce Hepelwa, Ernest Tingum Ngeh and Teh-wei Hu

Competitiveness of cocoa-based farming household in Nigeria

February 2015

Nigeria is the third largest producer of cocoa in Africa producing about 6% of the total World production. The objective of this study is to assess the competitiveness, comparative advantage and effect of government policies on cocoa production in Ondo State, Nigeria. The analysis was conducted for sole and intercropped cocoa production systems. Primary and secondary data were utilized for the study and were analyzed...

Author(s): Amao Oyetoun Dunmola, Oni Omobowale and Adeoye Iyabo

Determining factors of the strategies for diversifying sources of income for rural households in Burkina Faso

January 2015

This article has used a multinomial logit model to analyze the determinants of diversification strategies of rural households' income sources in Burkina Faso. The main results have enabled the identification of three strategies of the income-source diversification, all carried out around agriculture. They are low, average, high diversification strategies. The outcomes reveal that the age of the household head,...

Author(s): Omer S. Combary

Analysis of access to apiculture supporting services by smallholder farmers in northern Ethiopia

January 2015

This study was conducted to analyze factors affecting access to apiculture supporting services by smallholder beekeepers in Ahferom district of Tigray region, Ethiopia. Primary data were collected by interviewing 130 randomly selected smallholder beekeepers during March to April 2011. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and econometric (probit) model. Probit model results of farmers’ access to...

Author(s): Belets Gebremichael and Berhanu Gebremedhin

Estimating the impact of a food security program by propensity-score matching

January 2015

Reducing poverty and improving household food security remains an important policy objective for rural development in the semi-arid areas of many countries in Africa. Many development programs have been introduced in efforts to bring the cycle of poverty and food insecurity to an end. This paper investigates the impact of a food security package (FSP) program in improving rural household’s food consumption in...

Author(s): Tagel Gebrehiwot and Anne van der Veen

Marketing and market integration of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) in Uganda

January 2015

Despite the importance of cowpea in Uganda as a leading legume, its production and improvement have not received much attention over the last two decades. Data was obtained on prices of grains of cowpeas on a weekly basis from FIT Uganda between 2008 to 2011 in Soroti, Lira and Kampala. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, particularly, frequencies and the measures of central tendency. Several...

Author(s): S. P. Ddungu, W. Ekere, J. Bisikwa, R. Kawooya, D. Okello Kalule and M. Biruma

Households willingness to pay for improved water services in urban areas: A case study from Nebelet town, Ethiopia

January 2015

Cross-sectional data was used that was collected from 181 households in 2011/2012, to estimate households’ willingness to pay for improved water service in Nebelet. The probit model was used to identify socio-economic factors that affect the willingness to pay (WTP) of households. Interruption, delay in maintenance, irregular/erratic availability of the public water supply, the price charged per unit, the unequal...

Author(s): Gidey Kidu Mezgebo and  Zeleke Ewnetu

Economic analysis of factors influencing adoption of motor pumps in Ethiopia

December 2014

The Ethiopian economy depends heavily on smallholder agriculture, and this sector directly affects the country’s economic development, food security and poverty alleviation efforts. The adoption of smallholder irrigation technologies as a means to tackle these challenges has become an important policy issue in the development agenda of the country. The lack of access to low-cost irrigation technologies is,...

Author(s): Gebrehaweria Gebregziabher, Meredith A. Giordano, Simon Langan J. and Regassa E. Namara

Prioritization and cost and returns analyses of selected non-timber forest products in Yobe State, Nigeria

December 2014

This article describes cost and returns analysis of first five preferred Sahel savanna non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Yobe State, Nigeria. The results demonstrate that households in Yobe State could realize NGN2,898.48 and NGN142,615.49 from the NTFPs as the least and maximum gross margins (household incomes) respectively. Gross margin ratio of households across all the study sites ranged from 0.925 to 0.980, and...

Author(s): Tee N. Terver, Orsar J. Tyonzughul and Bugh J. Aondoaseer

Economic optimal allocation of irrigation water in Egypt

December 2014

The water scarcity problem is globally getting worse especially in the light of increase in water demand among its competing uses. Thus, it is an important to optimize the water allocation to crops. In this paper, a linear programming model has been formulated to ensure the efficient allocation of scarce water resources among the competing crops. This model was constrained by land, water, labour, production costs, and...

Author(s): Dawoud, Seham D. Z.

Assessment of farmers’ perceptions and the economic impact of climate change in Namibia: Case study on small-scale irrigation farmers (SSIFs) of Ndonga Linena irrigation project

November 2014

This paper examines perceptions of small-scale irrigation farmers (SSIFs) with regard to climate change and their adaptation strategies in terms of its effects. The Multinomial Logit (MNL) and the Trade-Off Analysis models were applied. Farm-level data was collected from the entire population of 30 SSIFs at the Ndonga Linena Irrigation Project in February 2014. Results from the MNL reveal that the gender, age and...

Author(s): Montle, B. P. and Teweldemedhin, M. Y.

Comparative economic analysis of tomato (Lycopersicon esculenta) under irrigation and rainfed systems in selected local government areas of Kogi and Benue States, Nigeria

November 2014

The study compared the economic performance of tomato (Lycopersicon esculenta) under irrigation and rain fed systems in Bassa and Makurdi Local Government Areas of Kogi and Benue States of Nigeria, with the aim of assessing the determinants of its profitability. Primary data obtained from a sample of 120 farmers by stratified and multi-staged random sampling from four villages were analyzed using percentages, means,...

Author(s): Josephine Bosede Ayoola

Profit efficiency of dairy farmers in Kenya: An application to smallholder farmers in Rift Valley and Central Province

November 2014

The dairy industry in Kenya is an important source of livelihood among the smallholder farmers who supply over 70% of the total milk. However, there is a growing concern on rising costs of milk production among farmers. The study assessed profit efficiency of smallholder dairying in the Rift Valley and Central Provinces of Kenya using stochastic frontier analysis for estimating farm level profit efficiency and...

Author(s): Leone Iga Mawa, Mutuku Muendo Kavoi, Isabelle Baltenweck and Jane Poole

Determinants of farmers’ adoption decisions for improved pearl millet variety in Sahel savanna zone of northern Nigeria

October 2014

Millet is a staple food mainly from local varieties, throughout the Sahel and in parts of the Sudan Savanna. Improved millet varieties are higher yielding and of better quality than the local varieties. This study was carried out after the Yobe State Agricultural Development Program had carried out series of extension services to assess the determinants of adoption of the improved varieties. Multistage systematic and...

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

Economic and technical efficiency of cassava production in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria

October 2014

Cassava production seems to be economically viable but there seems to exist no empirical documented evidence to this effect in Ika North East L.G.A of Delta State, Nigeria. In view of this, the study analyzed the economic and technical efficiency of cassava production in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. A multistage random sampling was used to select a total of 120 respondents used for the study....

Author(s): Eze, A. V. and Nwibo, S. U.

Farmers’ perception on excreta reuse for peri-urban agriculture in southern Ghana

October 2014

Ghana lags behind the Millennium Development Goals’ target for sanitation, despite widespread effort by the central government. Most households in peri-urban communities in Ghana lack improved sanitation facilities, and access to faecal sludge disposal sites is also problematic. This study investigates farmers’ attitude and perception toward excreta reuse for peri-urban agriculture in Shai-Osudoku district,...

Author(s): Fred Nimoh, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Kofi Poku, Flemming Konradsen andRobert C. Abaidoo

Estimating the effects of formal and informal credit on farm household welfare: A hierarchical competitive welfare model approach

October 2014

This paper uses the hierarchical competitive welfare model approach to estimate the effects of credit from formal and informal sources on welfare development of farm households in Ghana. Data used for the econometric analyses came from the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 5 dataset. The results showed that when a farm household is given GHC100 as formal credit, its welfare expenditure would increase by about GHC6. On...

Author(s): M. A. Akudugu

An economic viability assessment of sisal production and processing in Limpopo: A stochastic budgeting analysis

September 2014

Creating sustainable jobs in the agricultural sector is an important aspect of rural development. Agriculture is often viewed as a sine qua non for rural development, because it provides the necessary economic stimulus for rural households to participate in productive economic activities. Yet, identifying viable agricultural projects that have the potential to create jobs in rural areas has continued to overwhelm...

Author(s): Thula S. Dlamini, Aart-Jan Verschoor and Precious Tshabalala

Financial profitability and technical efficiency of horticultural crops in the Nakanbé River Watershed in Burkina Faso

September 2014

In the watershed of the Nakanbé River in Burkina Faso, horticultural crops are financially profitable with high gross incomes, cost/revenue ratios and attractive hourly returns to labor. Based on a 6-h work day, profitability indicators of horticultural crops show that farmers are better-off compared to the ‘less than one dollar’ situation of people in Burkina Faso; horticultural crop production could...

Author(s): Daniel P. KABORE

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