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

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

Performance of Integrated and Single Cooperatives in Produce Bulking and Credit Provision to Smallholder Farmers in Uganda

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Agricultural cooperatives are autonomous associations of individuals formed to augment production, marketing and financial needs of members. In Uganda, performance of cooperatives is largely constrained by weak organizational structures, market failures, and policy weaknesses. An integrated cooperative model (ICM) was introduced to improve performance of cooperatives but the effect of ICM on institutional performance has...

Author(s):Nimusiima Mercy

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

Smallholder adoption of technology: evidence from the context of climate smart agriculture in South Africa

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Climate change represents a serious threat to African agriculture, posing challenges such as water scarcity and climate variability. These negatively impact agricultural production. Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies, such as drought-tolerant seed varieties (DTSVs), can provide a solution. However, effective adoption and use of these technologies within smallholder communities is not straightforward. This study...

Author(s):Senyolo Mmapatla Precious

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

Determinants of Rural Non-farm Income in Gamato Galle and Degara Kebele, Sidama National Regional state , Ethiopia.

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The economy of Ethiopia is mainly based on agriculture which is the source of livelihoods for the majority of population. The share of nonfarm income is likely to go up as landlessness and land fragmentation increases with population growth. Socioeconomic characteristics and the expectation of better income from nonfarm income sources are the factor for diversification. Nonfarm income is an engine to promote rural...

Author(s):Gada Galfato

Determinants Of Credit Demand By Smallholder Farmers In Morogoro, Tanzania

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Agriculture plays a great role in the economy of many countries in the world, particularly in Tanzania where the majority of Tanzanians depend on agriculture-based activities for their livelihoods. Access to agricultural credit is vital for growth and development of agricultural sector in Tanzania, hence financing agriculture is a key issue in rural development. Despite effort of the United Republic of Tanzania to make...

Author(s):Mwonge Lazaro Athanas

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

Determinants of Adoption of Improved Beekeeping Technologies in West Shewa and Oromia Special Zone Surrounding Finfine, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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Improved technologies in beekeeping have brought over decades in the country. However, it has been observed that improving the rural household income by adopting modern beekeeping technologies is still a challenge despite these technological advances. This is due to the relative slow adaption rates of the new technologies. Therefore this study was, designed to find out the determinant factors of adoption of improved...

Author(s):Ajabush Dafar and Lalisa Wandimu

Valuation of Plectranthus edulis (Vatke) in Wolayta Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia: Farmers' Willingness to Pay for the Conservation of the Landrace

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In Ethiopia, Plectranthus edulis one of the important tuber crops of the genus Plectranthus. The plant is also one of the traditional root crops in Wolayta area. However, currently, the local farmers seem to give less attention to the crop and tend to give more preference to other root crops. So, to identify the current status and conservation challenges of the species, a survey was carried out in selected districts (and...

Author(s):Mohammed Adefa Seid, Kiflu Tarekegn, Biniam Goshu and Tahir Nura

Rural nonfarm activity Income Diversification among Smallholder Farmers in Deber Elias Woreda, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

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This research was carried out with the aim examining and understanding the different nonfarm activity diversification strategies pursued by the households in Deber Elias Woreda. A multi stage sampling procedure was employed to select 120 households. First the Woreda Kebeles are stratified in to three region based on the agro ecology. From each stratum, three sample target kebeles and respective villages selected for data...

Author(s):Mezgebu Aynalem, Habtamu Mossie and Mohammd Adem

Sesame Production Efficiencies and its Inefficiency Sources among Large-scale Producers in Kafta Humera District, Western Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia: Non-parametric approach

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This study analyzed production efficiency and sources of inefficiency differentials of sesame in Kafta Humera district of Tigray region, Ethiopia. It was specifically aimed to address the research gaps by measuring technical, allocative and economic efficiencies and their sources of inefficiency differentials of sesame in Kafta Humera District. For addressing these objectives this study used primary and secondary data...


Technical efficiency of smallholder wheat producers in Ethiopia: A review

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Wheat is one of the major staple and strategic food security crop in Ethiopia. It is the second most consumed cereal crop in Ethiopia next to maize. In Ethiopia wheat production levels and rates have been increasing due to the development and dissemination of improved wheat technologies. However, empirical studies conducted to estimate level of technical efficiencies and its determinant factors in wheat production which...

Author(s):Milkessa Asfew, Mulubirhan Bayissa and Fayera Bakala

Determinants of self-employment of urban elderly households in income generating activities: The case of Nekemte town ,East Wollega zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia

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Social policy agenda could be seen as an integral part of the nation’s economy contributing to economic growth, equity and sustainability and should not be treated as competing with economic resources. Elderly households are the neglected citizens in the socio-economic changes of many African countries including Ethiopia. They are forced to live in economically poor and precarious conditions. In light of this, this...

Author(s):Masresha Amare Daniel

Effects of value addition on profitability of Irish potato production in Bomet County, Kenya

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Irish potato is an important food and cash crop throughout Kenya. In Bomet County, Irish potato production is done for household consumption and income generation. For the last one decade, Irish potato farmers have been urged to embrace value addition activities in order to increase their profits and thus household income. But since value addition comes with a cost, few studies have been conducted to determine whether...

Author(s):Cosmas Korir

Economics of cassava production enterprise among farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

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The study examined cassava production enterprise among famers in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to: identify socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers, ascertain major sources of information used by the farmers, determine profitability of cassava production among the farmers, ascertain the extent of use of cassava varieties available to farmers and identify constraints to...

Author(s):J.C. Udemezue, H.U. Nwalieji and E.G, Osegbue

Determinants of Wheat Market Outlet Choice of Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Dembecha District, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia.

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Wheat is one of the major cereal crops produced in Ethiopia and used as food and source of cash for farm households. This aimed analyzing determinants of market outlet choice of wheat producing farmers in Dembecha district of West Gojjam zone, Ethiopia. The study used cross-sectional data collected from a sample of 130 farm households selected randomly from the district’s four kebeles through two-stage sampling...

Author(s):Yonnas Addis, Bosena Tegegn and Mengistu Ketema

Market orientation and Market participation of smallholder barely producers in Case of North Gondar Zone: Implications for Commercial Transformation

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Barley crop is one of the most important cereal crops among cultivated by smallholder farmers in North Gondar Zone because they derive benefits such as income, source of food and rural employment. In addition barley is becoming an important market oriented crops in Ethiopia. In spite of the policy decision of the Government of Ethiopia to commercialize subsistence agriculture, there is a lack of information on the...

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

Economic dependence of rural households in the riparian zones of Dissin in Burkina Faso

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Riparian zones usually play important provisioning and supporting roles in the livelihoods of rural household. This study aims to quantitatively examine the economic dependence of rural households on riparian zones. Data were collected from 216 households across 8 villages in the Dissin area, Burkina Faso. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected, while Ordinary Least Squares Analytical Procedure was...

Author(s):Achille Augustin Diendere

Rural Households’ Towards Off-farm and Non-farm Employment Opportunities in Assosa Zone, Western Ethiopia

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This study examined rural households’ off-farm and non-farm employment activities and determinants of their participation in off-farm and non-farm employment opportunities in Assosa zone, western Ethiopia. The study used a primary data collected from 180 randomly selected households using interview schedule. In addition, FGD and key informant interview were used. Moreover, secondary data were also used. As to the method...


Adoption of chickpea varieties by smallholder farmers in southern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

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In south Tigray in general and Enda mehoni district in particular, there is inadequate empirical evidence and systematic documentations related to chickpea varieties adoption. Hence, this study aim to assess the determinants of chickpea varieties adoption by smallholder farmers’ for newly introduced varieties (Desi and Kubli). Both of the Desi and kubli types of chickpea were introduced by governmental and...

Author(s):Hagos Kidane Mezgebo

Environmental economic effect of Ecosystem Management agricultural water

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Ecosystem, Conservation, Irrigation, crop.


The Effect of Trade Openness on Economic Growth: Case of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Countries: A Panel Data Approach.

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The relationship between trade openness and economic growth has been extensively investigated yielding mixed and inconclusive results. This paper examines the effect of trade openness on economic growth for Sub Saharan Africa Countries covering the period 1996 to 2015. The study employed a method of Feasible Generalized Least Square (FGLS) model and the results of this empirical analysis have led to the conclusions that...

Author(s):Sisay Fikadu Heyi

Structure, Conduct and Performance of Bambara nuts Marketers in Southern part of Taraba State, Nigeria

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This work is an analysis of the structure, conduct and performance of bambara nuts marketers in Southern part of Taraba State, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics was used for its analysis. Sample was selected using multi-stage random sampling techniques. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. 60 copies of the questionnaire were given to 60 bambara nuts marketers. Descriptive statistics like marketing margin,...

Author(s):Audu., I. A, A.A.U. Jongur and Filli F. B

The Role of Crop marketing In Improving Food Security among Smallholder Crop Producer Farmers: The Case of Ada’a Wereda, Central Ethiopia.

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This study has assessed crop market situation of crop producer farmers with the association of food security in Ada’a Wereda, central Ethiopia, through descriptive statistics incorporating with histogram graphs, local polynomial smooth graphs, one sample T Test, and One Way ANOVA tests and identified the factors affecting crop market participation intensity using ordered logit regression model. Moreover, the study has...

Author(s):Chalachew Belay


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The accessibility of a good financial service is considered as one of the engines of economic development and the instruments to break the vicious circle of poverty. The aim of this study was to analyze determinants of credit use and loan repayment performance of smallholder farmers in Mana woreda. As a specific objective, this study assessed determinants of credit use, purpose of loan and factors affecting loan repayment...

Author(s):Abebaw Abebe

Analysis Of Rice Production In Rice Production Center Area Muaro Jambi Regency (Cobb-Douglas Production Function Analysis)

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This research aims to analyze : (1) The determinants affecting rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (2) Return of Scale conditions of rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (3) Socio-Economy conditions of rice farmers in rice production center area Muaro Jambi Regency, (4) Prompt strategy to increase rice production in rice production center area Muaro Jambi...

Author(s):Faradina Zevaya

Analysis of wheat market chain; the case of North Gondar zone, Ethiopia

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In Ethiopia, cereal production and marketing are the means of livelihood improvement for millions of households. Wheat is the major crop grown on the study area for consumption as well as for market. However, marketing aspects of wheat commodities, which have high demand and production potential, was unresolved. Therefore, this research attempted to examine the analysis of wheat market chain the case of North Gondar zone...

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

The patterns, determinants and contribution of nonfarm activities in the rural rift valley areas of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia.

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The sources of income of the rural household is not limited to the agriculture sector, but also the nonfarm sector. Despite the crucial contribution of the sector for the resource poor and marginalized section of the rural households, little attention has been given to enhance the contribution of the sector. In light of this, this research paper aimed to study the patterns, determinants and contribution of the nonfarm...

Author(s):Daniel Masresha Amare

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