Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 529

Table of Content: 12 May 2012; 4(8)

May 2012

The short-run and long-run trade balance response to exchange rate changes in Malawi

  The objective of this paper has been to examine the short-run and long-run effects of real exchange rate changes on the trade balance in Malawi. The model was estimated using the multivariate cointegration framework proposed by Johansen (1988). The results from the study show that the impact of a real depreciation on the trade balance is not significant enough to change the trade pattern in the long-run....

Author(s): Samson Kwalingana, Kisu Simwaka, Thomas Munthali and Austin Chiumia

May 2012

Access to resources, productivity and income generation of gender-differentiated households in Ogun State, Nigeria

  This paper aims at making a point that reducing gender disparities would promote agricultural productivity in the country. The study was carried out through a survey of 140 small-scale plantain farming households in Remo Division of Ogun State, Nigeria. This comprised of 62 female-farmers and 78 male-farmers heading households. The female-headed households suffered less access to credit facilities and farm...

Author(s): Nosiru, M. O. and M. A. Y. Rahji

May 2012

Comparative analysis of gender involvement in agricultural production in Nigeria

  Agricultural sector is still the leading sector in Nigeria’s ailing economy as it provides direct employment to about 75% of the population. This paper examines gender involvement in agricultural production as a means towards increased food sufficiency and consequently curbing food crisis. It critically identified the specific gender involvement in agriculture and gender inequality is noticed in the...

Author(s): Mohammed, B. T. and Abdulquadri, A. F.

May 2012

Assessing the technical efficiency of maize producers with Imazapyr-resistant maize for Striga control in Western Kenya

  Imazapyr-Resistant Maize (IRM) is a weed control technology, not yet well adopted in theStriga prone area in Western Kenya. The adoption may expand in the future because itenhances maize production via efficiency gains. As to help farmers maximize the maize output affected by Striga for so long in time, research and development initiatives with substantial participation of...

Author(s): D. B. Mignouna, V. M. Manyong, K. D. S. Mutabazi, E. M. Senkondo and J. M. Oleke,