Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

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

JDAE Articles in press

Production Economics of Orthodox Tea - A Case of Nepal

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The purpose of this study was to estimate the production and financial performance of Nepalese orthodox tea processing firms and identify the way of reducing their production cost. Sixty-five Nepalese orthodox tea-processing firms were selected for this study. The existing financial performance including cost, return and profitability of 65 Nepalese orthodox tea processing factories was calculated using various accounting...

Author(s):Rudra Baral, Aleksan Shanoyan, Shivachandra Dhakal, Doohong Min

Household Crop Diversification and its Implication on Diet Diversity in Bambasi District of Benishangul Gumuz Region, Western Ethiopia

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The agricultural sector represents an important part of the Ethiopian economy and is dominated by smallholder farmers. However, the sector is a risky business because it deals with uncertain factors such as weather and market conditions. Crop diversification is one method of reducing such risks. Hence, farmers engage in a variety of enterprises and often combine crops and livestock as a way of diversification. Yet,...

Author(s):Melese Zeleke, Mulunesh Gebano

Technical and economic repository for the collection and transport of raw milk in Niger.

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The aim is to provide actors (Raw milk collectors and processors) in the collection and processing link of the milk value chain with a tool to support activity in a simple and precise manner. The process described here is based on taking (collecting) raw milk from the production area to the processing and /or marketing area. The source of raw milk supply is the agro-pastoralist farms in rural areas. The considered...

Author(s):Yahoussa Gambo, Mamadou Sarr, Salissou Issa, Malam Maman M. Nafiou

An Evaluation of the Effects of Revolving Funds on Dairy Inputs’ Use in Chepalungu Sub-County, Kenya

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The major challenge facing agricultural investments in Kenya is not the adoption of emerging technologies but the empirical question is whether the adopters really benefit from adoption. While extant literature has been focusing on whether farmers adopt to presented technologies, the novelty of this study is to present whether the adopters really benefit from adoption. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects...

Author(s):Norah Chepkirui, George Owuor, Lawrence Kibet

Contract Farming and Farmers’ Well-Being: The Case of Yam Farmers in the Mion District of the Northern Region of Ghana

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This study assesses contract farming effect on the well-being of yam farmers in the Mion District of the Northern region of Ghana. Through descriptive survey design 400 smallholder farmers in the District were surveyed with interviews and focus group discussion used to collect data from the sampled farmers. Descriptive statistics, factors analysis and Propensity Scores Matching were used to analyse the data. The propensity...

Author(s):Ibrahim Andani Yakubu, Hudu Zakaria, Samuel Safo K Allotey

An empirical assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on household poverty: The case of Ethiopia

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Currently, a total of 287,184 COVID-19 cases and 4482 deaths have been recorded in Ethiopia, still with a distressing incremental distribution rate. Despite the current fast spread and the inadequate responses of government, organizations, and peoples, the pandemic COVID-19 impacts further trigger the social, political, and economic complexity, which induce the slowdown of economic growth plus the current economic crises...

Author(s):Yimam Seid Damtew

Effect of agricultural credit rationing on repayment Performance: a two stage tobit regression

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The risk in extending agricultural credit is the probability that future payment by the beneficiary will not be made. Moreover, past studies on agricultural credit repayment among farmers stressed that high default rate is a growing concern, and hence, lending to farmers by financial institutions is beginning to prove very difficult. However, past studies showed increasing focus of attention on socio-economic...

Author(s):Olagunju FI, Adeojo RJ, Oriade AO, Awe TE

Milk Market Participation Decision of Households in Asayita District of Afar Region, Ethiopia

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A total of 123 sample respondents was selected using two stage random sampling procedure to collect primary data via interview-based questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tools and econometrics models (Probit mode). Results revealed that, 58.54% of the respondents did not participate in cow milk market supply, while 41.46% participated in the milk market by supplying different quantities of cow...

Author(s):Getachew Wollie Asmare

A critical analysis of factors influencing child labour in onion production, Ghana

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The incidence of child labor in onion farming in Garu has received less attention at the local and national levels. The study examined factors influencing child labor in onion production in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Primary data were collected from the onion farmers, children involved in onion farming, staff of institutions responsible for ensuring the welfare of children and teachers in Garu-Tempane...

Author(s):Ganiyu Latif, Emmanuel Idemudia Ilori, Feruzah Wuniche Salisu

An Impact Assessment of Agriculture Technological Transfer from China to West Africa: A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Dynamic Approach

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China’s presence and influence in West Africa is on the rise, given China’s colossal investment in the sub-region’s economy. It is against this background that am impact assessment is conducted by measuring the deviation between the baseline equilibrium against the policy scenarios of low and high agriculture technology transfer. The results of the study exemplify that for an effective impact on agriculture technology...

Author(s):Christopher Belford, Huang Delin, Ebrima Ceesay, Ahmed Yosri Nasi, Jonga Rutendo Happy,Lang Sanyang.

Domestic Remittance: Does it Widen or Close the Income Inequality Gap in the Rural Farming Households in Oyo State Nigeria

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The study in this paper investigated the remittance receipts, income sources, total income, poverty status, and the drivers of poverty among yam farming households in Oyo State. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select 243 rural yam farmers. A questionnaire was used to generate the data used and then analysed using descriptive statistics, Gini coefficients, the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measure,...

Author(s):Esther T. Tolorunju, Chioma P. Adekunle, Solomon O. Oladeji, Tolulope B. Ogunleye

Effects of Regional Trade Policy on Tariff Revenue: Evidence from Latent Gains/Losses by Nigeria

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The study identified all Nigeria’s products of trade, with a view to ascertaining and computing volumes of net trade and corresponding latent gains and or losses sustained in pursuit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) trade policy objectives. Data were soured from United Nations Commodity Trade (UNComtrade), via Trade Analysis and Information System Window. The inherent most-favored-nations tariffs were...

Author(s):Trade Policy, Tariff, Net Trade, Revenue Gains/Losses.

Determinants of microcredit use among small-scale farmers in Ethiopia: Evidence from Raya kobo Woreda, Ethiopia.

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Introduction: most developing countries rely on agriculture for employment creation and income generating activities and the output from agriculture is also high compared to other sectors of the economy. However access to microcredit service is the bottle neck problem and this study addresses the determinants of micro-credit use among small-scale farmers in Ethiopia at a specific woreda of Raya kobo. Methodology: This...

Author(s):Abate Belaye Tefera

The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

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Agricultural trade is closely interconnected with a range of food security and development related issues in the case of developing countries. In this regard, diversification of both trade partners and products traded can play an important role in terms of strengthening food security concerning imports, but also as a means to create a more resilient basket of exports. This article analyses the diversification of global...

Author(s):Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Niels Søndergaard, Marcos Sawaya Jank,

Agricultural services on the Demand and Supply for improving agricultural productivity in Benin

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The Beninese government has undertaken far-reaching reforms in the agricultural service supply in Benin since 2016. The objective of the article was to assess the level of satisfaction of the agricultural services supply and demand and to analyse the determinants of the level of satisfaction of agricultural services in Benin. The primary data used provided from entire national territory by taking into account all...

Author(s):C. Hervé Sossou, Elysée M. Houedjofonon, Victor Codjo, Daniel M. Noukpozounkou, Nestor R. Ahoyo Adjovi

Smallholder Dairy Farming Characterization, Typologies, And Determinants In Nakuru And Nyandarua Counties, Kenya

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Kenya's dairy industry is the largest and one of the most successful in Africa. Private sector dominates the sector and milk production is majorly from small-scale farms. Despite the policies in place for the dairy subsector, smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya still exhibit poor economic status mostly attributed to inefficiencies and inadequacies in production and commercialization that differs from farmer to farmer. This...

Author(s):Geoffrey Ochieng Otieno, Kavoi Mutuku Muendo and Robert Matwete Mbeche

Economic Impact of DroughtTEGO® Hybrid Maize in Kenya

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This paper utilizes the Economic Surplus Model (ESM) to provide an ex-post evaluation of the economic impact of drought tolerant hybrid maize technology in Kenya. Results indicate that the adoption of DroughtTEGO® varieties will generate economic benefit to producers with a net present value of US$ 2.1 billion over a 20-year period. These benefits are sustainable when adoption levels remain above 32% and yield advantage at...

Author(s):Willy Daniel Kyalo, Ibrahim Macharia, George Marechera, Grace Muinga,Steven Mugo, Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o, Ruth Rotich, James Karanja, Caleb Obunyali and Sylvester Oikeh

Factors Affecting the Choice of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Extremes: A Case Study of Smallholder farmers in Southern Zambia

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In Zambia, droughts and floods have increased both in frequency and intensity. The main objective of this study was to assess smallholder farmers adaptation to climate extremes and the determinants in Southern Zambia. A total of 270 smallholder farmers were sampled using Cochran’s single proportion method and primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. The study results showed that the majority of the...

Author(s):Kiru Sichoongwe and Jinxia Wang

Tackling Expected Poverty among Maize Farmers in Northern Ghana: The Role of Weedicide Adoption

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The study investigated the effect of weedicide adoption on households’ chances of being transiently and chronically poor, using a panel data from the three rounds of the Northern Region maize farmers’ survey undertaken in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by the Innovation for Poverty Action. A sample of 1017 households was used for this study. The ex-ante mean and variance consumption were estimated by applying the three-stage Feasible...

Author(s): Afful Benedict

Effect of Healthcare Accessibility on Cocoa Farmers' Food Security in Ondo State, Nigeria

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Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers’ food security explored latest research from the economic, medical and food security literature concerning the eminence of care, physical accessibility, cost, availability of the right type of care for those in need, and its significances on food security, with a focus on healthcare personnel availability. A multistage (five-stage) sampling procedure was employed to...

Author(s): Ajayi Oluwabukola Esther, Olajide O. Adeola

Loan Repayment Performance of Smallholder Farmers: the case of Oromia Credit and Savings Share Company in Tole District of Southwest Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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The aims this study is to identify those factors that affect loan repayment performances of smallholder farmer in Tole district of Southwest Shoa zone, Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. In order to address the stated objective data were collected through survey of 174 sample borrower farmer. To identify and analysis factors affecting loan repayment performances and intensity of loan recovery in the district descriptive...

Author(s):Gurmesa Baisa

Factors Affecting Loan Repayment Performance of Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Microfinance Institutions in Toke Kutaye District, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

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The main purpose of this study was to identify the factors determining loan repayment performance of smallholder farmers; and to evaluate the based performance of the Microfinance Institutions operating in Toke Kutaye district. To select sample respondents for the study, multi-stage sampling method was used. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires from 122 randomly selected smallholder farmer clients....

Author(s):Dawit Dandano

What influences uptake of alternative pest management practices by potato farmers? Evidence from six counties in Kenya

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Potato pest and disease management has been dominated by chemical pesticides, despite their undesirable effects on the environment, food safety and human health. This study explores factors influencing intensity of uptake of alternative pest management practices among potato farmers in Kenya, through a survey of 1,002 farmers in six main potato growing counties in the country. A Poisson count model was used to determine...

Author(s):Mugambi Idah Karambu

Assessment of non-timber forest products utilization in Kwabaktina forest reserve, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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This study assessed Non-Timber Forest Products utilization in Kwabaktina Forest Reserve, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaire, field observation, personal interview and focused group discussion. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings revealed some available NTFPs in the study area which included: Borassus fruit,...

Author(s): Sambe Leoskali

Evaluation of the Resource Efficiency of Guinea Fowl Production in the Savelegu-Nanton District of the Northern Region of Ghana

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Guinea fowl production offers an income source that could reduce the incidence of poverty of rural householders in Northern Ghana, considered one of the poorest regions in West Africa, due to its unimodal rainfall patterns that restrict the year-round production of crops. However, information on profitability and resource use in guinea fowl production in Northern Ghana is very limited. We assessed the resource-use...

Author(s):Anaman Kwabena Asomanin

Modernization of family farms improves the sustainability of food security for farm households in Burkina Faso

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Family farms are poorly modernized in Burkina Faso despite their predominance in the country’s agriculture and their major contribution to national food production. Convincing evidence of the contribution of family farm modernization to food security is needed to support advocacy. This study used data from recent national longitudinal surveys and Cox semi-parametric regression methods to explore the effect of factors of...

Author(s):Bougma Moussa

Outcomes of Block Farm Program on Income and Food Security among Smallholders’ Households in Northern Ghana

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The government of Ghana implemented the Block Farm Program (BFP) as a policy response to high food insecurity among households. The program was implemented to increase smallholders’ income through increased crop production, and by extension improve household food security. The program supported beneficiary farmers to produce maize, rice, and soybeans, which are considered as food security and income generating crops. ...

Author(s):Kwaku Dei Antwi

Determinants of Irrigation Participation Decision of Female in Ethiopia; Accessibility Matters (In West Shewa Zone, Bako Tibe Woreda)

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In almost every country women tend to participate in labor force less likely than men due to many reasons. However, there is also gap among females themselves on how much time they spend on labor time attributable to age, education and any characteristics of females. The study assessed determinants of female irrigation participation using probit model based up on data obtained from sampled population of randomly selected...

Author(s):Fayisa Tasfaye Fikadu

Determinants of Savings among Rice Farmers in Lafia Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria : A Double-Hurdle Model Approach

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The level of savings in Nigeria is low despite its significance in supporting the growth of rural enterprises. This study uses a double-hurdle model regression approach in assessing the drivers of rice farmers’ savings. The objectives of the study were to estimate farmers’ cash and kind savings, and determine the factors that influence the decision to save as well as the level of savings. Data were collected using a...

Author(s):Saleh Abdulkarim Onah

Wheat Marketing and Level of Wheat Production The Case of Tiyo woreda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

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Objectives:The major objective of this research is assessment wheat marketing determinants in Tiyo Woreda of Oromia regions, Ethiopia. Methods: Both primary and secondary data collected from the farm households, different publications, from woreda office, etc used in the study. The qualitative and quantitative data were mixed in a single study using mixed method research approach. The total of 70 sample size were...

Author(s):Gelgelu Guye Deksiso

Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Growth for South Africa’s Table Grape Regions: Evidence from Panel Data (2009-2017)

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This paper endeavours to investigate agricultural productivity growth of table grapes in South Africa as there is a paucity of literature on the subject. Using panel data from five table grape growing regions in South Africa for the years 2009 to 2017, we estimate the constituents of total factor productivity (TFP) using the Malmquist index through the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method with distance...

Author(s):Lindikaya Myeki, Thulasizwe Mkhabela, Sifiso Ntombela, Bonani Nyhodo

Determinants of Market Exit Choice among Small Beef Cattle Producers: Evidence from Ethiopia's West Hararghe Zone

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Choosing the appropriate marketing channels from existing ones to distribute agricultural production is not a simple task, as there are a number of factors that influence producers to choose such relevant channels. Thus, the present study was designed to examine the factors affecting the choice of market exit among small producers of beef cattle in the West Hararghe area of Ethiopia. The multistage sampling technique was...

Author(s):Adunea Dinku

Determinants of Technology Adoption and Intensity of Adoption Among Rice Farming Households in Ogun State, Nigeria

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Production and productivity of the agricultural sector in SSA is low due to low technological adoption and techniques among others. The tobit regression model was adopted to find out the determinants of technology adoption. A combination of multistage and random sampling techniques were used to select a sample for the study. A set of structured questionnaires were used to collect data. The data were analysed using SPSS...

Author(s):Osagie John Afodu, Olufunso Emmanuel Akinboye, Lois Chidinma Ndubuisi-Ogbonna, Bolatito Adenike Shobo and Damilola Michael Ogunnowo

Market chain analysis of teff in southwest shewa zone

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Teff accounts for the largest share of the cultivated area and the major cash crops grown mainly for market in the study area. But the nature of the product on one hand and lack of properly functioning marketing system on the other often resulted in lower producers’ price. So that, this research attempted to analyze the market chain of teff in Tole woreda Oromia Region of Ethiopia with specific objective of assessing...

Author(s):Tariku Lagese

Determination of input-output coefficients for tef under Smallholders production System in Ethiopia: - Case of the higher potential districts

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The cost-benefit analysis was often used to assess the profitability and estimate the sensitivity of the production system. In this study, we investigate the costs and benefits associated with the smallholder production system for the high potential district of tef. Among cereals, Tef (Eragrostis tef) is indigenous to Ethiopia in its origin and it is an important crop in the Ethiopian smallholder production system because...

Author(s):Aklilu Nigussie

Drivers of adaptation to climate change in vulnerable farming communities. A micro analysis of rice farmers in Ndop, Cameroon.

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Farmers in developing economies, often struggle to adapt to climate change and their decision to adapt usually hinges on prevailing socio-economic factors. Some of these factors are explored in this paper, using primary data from rice farmers in 138 households in Ndop, Northwest region, Cameroon. We employ the logistics regression model to investigate the factors that control farmers’ decision to adapt to climate change....

Author(s):Nde Ivo Zama, Lan Fang and Eric Fru Zama

Decomposition of gender differentials in agricultural productivity: the case Aira District in West Wollega Zone Oromia National Regional State Ethiopia

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This study focused on decomposion of gender differential on agricultural productivity. The agricultural productivity difference between male and female headed households was about 57.18% in the study area. On the other hand, if female headed households had equal access to the inputs as male headed households, gross value of the output would be higher by 18.82% for female headed households. This may suggest that female...

Author(s):Bacha Gebissa Negeri

Factors Affecting Mango Fruit Market Outlet Choice among Smallholder Farmers in Hadero Tunito Zuriya District of Southern Region, Ethiopia

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Choosing the right market outlet for fruit marketing in general and mango marketing in particular has significant contribution to the livelihood of small scale farmers. However, various problems constrain farmers from accessing appropriate market outlets for their mango produce. By taking these issues into consideration, this study was undertaken with the objective of identifying determinants of mango fruit market outlet...

Author(s):Derebe Ermias, Nega Afera and Mebrahatom Medhane

Nairobi Chickens are Very Busy

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Poultry farming, Nairobi, Economics


Economic and Yield Assessment of Maize Varieties under Recommended and Double Plant Population Densities

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Attempts have been made to increase maize productivity and yield in Nigeria by doubling the recommended population density under the same agronomic practices but with an additional 50% increase in fertilizer application. However, the prevailing cost of farm labour, the market price of other inputs and output will determine the benefit. Therefore, this study was to assess the economic benefit of using double population...

Author(s):Egbetokun Olugbenga Aderemi

Evaluation of the effect of Fadama iii programme on the livelihood of women farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

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The study sought to assess the effect of FADAMA III programme on the livelihood of women farmers in Anambra State. The study focused mainly on the activities of FADAMA III programme that supported women farmers relative to income, savings, household expenditure of women farmers, farm asset and non-farm asset acquisition which reflects the livelihood of women farmers. A total of 363 women farmers were selected for the study...

Author(s):Onyekachi Onuoha and Ekoh Rejoice

Determinants of Participation in Non-farm Activities: Evidence from Rural Areas of Bangladesh

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This paper examines the determinants of participation in non-farm activities in rural areas of Bangladesh using cross sectional data collected from twelve villages of three districts of Bangladesh. Both descriptive statistics and an econometric model are employed to analyze the data. Multinomial Logitic model is used to find out the determinants of participation in non-farm activities. In this regard, there have been...

Author(s):Nasir Ahmmed Majumder Muhammed

Impact of Climate Change on Paddy Production: Evidence from a Developing South Asian Economy

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The objective of this study was to estimate the relationship between paddy yields and climatic variables using national-level time series data. ARDL Bound test and Granger non-causality tests were performed. The overall findings reveal that three climate variables have substantial effects on the rice yield. The study finds that cointegration exists in the rice yields-maximum temperature-minimum temperature-rain falls...

Author(s):Niranjan Devkota and Nirash Paija

The relationship between poultry producers and their integrators: a case of West Region of Paraná, Brazil

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Poultry activity has a high productivity with very specific assets and represents an outstanding role in the Brazilian economic scenario. Its performance on this sector became Brazil the second largest producer in the world, and the world's largest exporter of chicken meat. This national production is concentrated in the Southern region of the country, leading by the State of Paraná, mainly in the West Region, where...

Author(s):Mirian Beatriz Schneider, Celso José Farias, Alain Hernández Santoyo and Dietrich Darr

Economic viability of milk-a case study of milk producers belonging to weaker section in Bichpuri block of Agra

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Dairying plays a greater role in economic life of marginal farmers and landless labourers. As a supplementary enterprise to crop production, it constitutes a significant source of augmenting income in the rural sector in general and for weaker section in particular. The paper examines the cost incurred and profit generated by milk producers belonging to weaker section viz., marginal farmers and landless labourers in...

Author(s):Meenakshi Gupta and Vikas Sharma

Impact of Rural Finance Institution (RUFIN) Services in Reducing Rural Farming Household Poverty in Anambra State, Nigeria

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Poverty rate is one of the indicators for measuring how a country is growing or developing. In a bid to help reduce the poverty rate in the country, International Fund for Agricultural Development in collaboration with the Federal Government of Nigeira introduced Rural Finance Institution (RUFIN). RUFIN is a programme designed to reduce poverty among rural households. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the...


The impact of WFP aid on the livelihoods of communal farmers in ward 4 of Mwenezi district

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The main objective of the study was to determine the impact of WFP (World Food Programme) aid on the livelihoods of communal farmers in Mwenezi District. A sample of 40 farmers was selected from two villages in the ward that is 20 non-beneficiary of WFP aid and 20 beneficiaries of WFP. Data was collected by use of self-structured questionnaires and analyzed in SPSS. Analytical tools such as gross margin analysis and t-test...

Author(s):Madhobi Emelita and Chimbwanda Florence

The Role of Natural Resources for Sustaining Food Security: A Review

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Natural resources can generate and sustain growth, thereby reducing poverty as well as maintain natural environment balance as well as offer life supporting services for all organisms living on the planet. Well managed natural resources are expected to contribute to income and food security improvement in rural populations. However, food insecurity is the main obstacle to natural resource management in developing...


Impact of Warehouse Receipt System on Access to Market of Smallholder Maize Farmers in the Northern Region of Ghana

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The purpose of this paper was to assess the impact of warehouse receipt system (WRS) on output market of smallholder maize farmers in the Northern region of Ghana. Data was collected from 400 randomly selected maize farmers in six communities in the Northern Region. Apart from descriptive statistics, endogenous switching regression model (ESRM) and propensity score matching (PSM) were used for the analysis of data....

Author(s):Nana Kofi Safo, Irene Susana Egyir and Anim Henry Somuah

Drivers of market based smallholder commercialisation: the case of highland pulse growers in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

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Several researchers have shown in their study the impacts of the transition from subsistence to commercialised agricultural system in farmer welfare improvements through specialisation, nutritional change, social and economic development at household level as well as regional and national level. This study investigated the main drivers of the commercialisation process of highland pulse producers using the order logit...

Author(s):Mesay Yami, Bedada Begna and Tamene Temesgen

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