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

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.


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

Demand for Smart Agricultural Practices in Smallholder Production Systems in Kenya: Count Model Analysis

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We determine factors that influence higher demand for the Climate Smart Agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in this study. A survey of 384 randomly selected farmers was conducted in Teso North sub-county, Busia county of Kenya. CSA practices identified were grouped based on usage in a principal component analysis and factors influencing their demand were determined using Poisson regression model. Results...

Author(s):Oscar Ingasia Ayuya


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Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. It contributes about 33% of Kenya’s total foreign exchange earnings and supports 75% of the country’s overall population living in rural areas that derive their livelihood entirely from farming. Kenya’s agriculture sector is highly dependent on rain-fed production systems. Climate change and variability is harmful to the Kenyan economy since it threatens its only...

Author(s):Irene Nambuya


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The paper examined the comparative economic and technical efficiency of resource utilization in cray fish production in oil and non-oil producing communities of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, using a production function approach. Data for the study were obtained from a cross section of 40 respondents each from both oil and non-oil producing areas using a multi-stage sampling procedure. Regression results indicated that capital, fixed...

Author(s):Nyong Eteyen Edet

Do Micro Finance Institutions Lift More Urban Households Out of Poverty? Case Study at Yeka Sub City, Ethiopia

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Financial investment in urban business is one of development interventions to improve per capita income and consumption of urban population. This study is initiated with objectives of analyzing the impact of ADCSI (Adiss Credit and Saving Institution) on clients’ poverty reduction and identifying determinants of borrowing fund from ADCSI. The study employed primary survey data collected from 120 sample respondents...

Author(s):Tsegaye Molla Enyew

Market participation and Intensity: Empirical Evidence from Irrigated Crop Farmers in the Eastern Cape.

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The participation of smallholder farmers in market-oriented production holds potential for diversifying their incomes and increasing agricultural productivity hence promoting food security and poverty eradication. But participation of smallholder’s irrigators and homestead gardeners in markets in South Africa remains low despite numerous interventions, especially since the dawn of democracy in 1994. The targets set for...

Author(s):Lelethu Mdoda and Ajuruchukwu Obi

Estimation of farm level technical efficiency for small scale irrigation farmers of Etunda and Olushandja irrigation schemes of North-Central Namibia: A stochastic frontier approach

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The main aim of the study was to apply a stochastic frontier production function on the farm level data collected from maize farmers under the Olushandja Dam and Etunda Irrigation Schemes in North-central Namibia, to evaluate if the productivity of irrigation maize can be technically improved. The results from the stochastic frontier analysis indicated that the technical efficiency of the farmers under the two irrigation...

Author(s):Vonai Charamba and Benisiu Thomas


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This is a concept paper of a research program now in its inception at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. The principal objective of the paper is to project the concept and measurement of wellbeing derived from health and nutrition value by the methodology of pervasive complementarities between the selected variables of the wellbeing function. The research is firstly a pilot project focused on the local...

Author(s):Azhar Abbas, Sultan Ali Adil, Asghar Ali and Masudul Alam Choudhury

Major East Asian Rice Policies and WTO Commitments on Domestic Support Under Existing and Proposed Doha Round Provisions

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We examine current rice policies in four major Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan), their relationship to current WTO disciplines, and to those proposed under the Doha negotiations. WTO disciplines have prompted some changes in rice policies, but those proposed for domestic support are unlikely to impose serious constraints in the future. However, increases in imports under market access provisions in the...


Impact of Microcredit Programme on Poverty Reduction among Rural Households in Saki East Local Government Area of Oyo Statel

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It is widely acknowledged that access to financial services plays a critical role in helping poor people strengthen their economic potentials, increase their asset base and diminish their vulnerabilities to external shocks. However, poor people have very limited access to financial services provided by the formal financial institutions due to the procedures outlined for accessing such loans. In recent time, Microcredit has...

Author(s):Abdul Majeed Yaqoob, Wasiu Akintunde Yusuf and Sulaiman Adesina Yusuf

Climate change and food security at household level in Punjab Pakistan

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The study attempted to find out the effects of socio-economic and climatic shocks that influence the household food security status in the presence of farm efficiencies as its component. The farm level data collected from 537 farm families in the study area is available in panel group from 2005 to 2008. Food Security Index (FSI) is used as a dependent variable, and various socioeconomic and climatic variables were used as...

Author(s):Khush Bukhat Zahid

On-farm demonstration and evaluation of improved lowland sorghum technologies in Daro Lebu and Boke districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

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This experiment was conducted in Daro Lebu and Boke districts of West Harerghe Zone with the objectives of evaluating lowland sorghum varieties on farmer’s field and creating linkage and networking among stakeholders. Three kebeles were selected purposively based on sorghum production potential, two kebeles from Daro Lebu and one kebele from Boke district. Five farmers and one Farmer Training Center participated...

Author(s):Mideksa Babu, Fekede Gemechu and Asfaw Zewdu

The effect of government policies on economic component of rice in Iran

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In Iran, government uses different support policies to support agricultural producers. One of the best and most common border support tools is tariff. Aggregate measurement of support is also calculated to estimate the level of support for WTO member countries and determine their reduction commitments. Given that rice is strategic product in Iran, in this study the impact of aggregate measurement of support and import...

Author(s):Chiman Sayyadi, Alireza Karbasi, Mohammad Ghorbani and Mahmood Sabuhi

Adoption of cocoa production technologies by cocoa farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria

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Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is a valuable crop and major source of foreign exchange among other agricultural commodity in Nigeria. In spite of its significance, cocoa production in the country has witnessed downward trend overtime. This study therefore examined the cocoa production technologies adopted by cocoa farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria. Data used for the study were collected from 134 cocoa farmers through the use of a...

Author(s):Akintelu S. O.


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Agricultural technology adoption has long been of interest to development economist because of its importance in increasing productivity and efficiency and since it plays an important role in agricultural development. The decision of whether or not to adopt new technology hinges upon a careful evaluation of a large number of technical, institutional and socio-economic factors. On this basis, the paper examines the...

Author(s):Olasunkanmi, N. O. and Tanko, L.

A Review on Impacts of Climate Change and its Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Climate change, which is inevitable, has a large impact on economies and livelihoods of many people. Therefore, the need to mitigate it is paramount. Consequently, this has motivated a substantial body of research on the matter. The central issues that have been addressed are the impacts of climate change as well as the adaptation strategies that can be employed. The aim of this paper is to review existing literature on...

Author(s):Margaret Mwangi

Informal sector and the perspective of informal workers in India

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The failure of providing meaningful employment is the catastrophic development failure of a country. India is a diverse economy encompasses of agriculture, handicraft, and wide range of modern industries and multitude of services sectors. These are categorised under private and public sectors but, unfortunately, neither the public nor the private sector is able to provide enough jobs for the expanding labor force. It is an...

Author(s):Jahangir Ahmad Bhat and Pushpender Yadav

Marketing of Maize and Cowpea amongst Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique: A Market Participation Approach

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In Mozambique, agricultural production is dominated by smallholder farmers with production mostly targeted towards own house consumption with very little for marketing. This study analyzed the trends of market participation, examined the socioeconomic characteristics of households and determined the effect of the factors influencing the household decision to participate in the market. The t-test and chi-square test is used...

Author(s):Linda Chinenyenwa Familusi, João Mutondo and Benedito Cunguara


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Land as an indispensible factor of production has been at the centre of several conflicts among men. This study analysed the conflict between Benue farmers and Fulani Herdsmen in Benue state with particular emphasis on the socio-economic effects of the conflict on Benue farmers output in the study area. The study adopted the theory of dialectical-materialism which insists on interpreting man’s consciousness and...

Author(s):Victor Ushahemba Ijirshar, Godwin Ker and Yange Clement Terlumun

Analysis of the Household Choices of Wheat Seed Source in Misrak Azernet Berebere District of Silte Zone, Ethiopia

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This study was conducted in Misrak Azernet Berebere district of Silte zone. The objectives of this study were to describe socioeconomic characteristics of the households using different wheat seed sources and identify factors governing the household choices of seed source. The farmer seed source options in the district were identified through desk level discussion made with district officials. Farmer to farmer,...

Author(s):AMAN TUFA WAKO, Tewodros Tefera Amde

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