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: 530

Table of Content: 26 March 2012; 4(6)

March 2012

Analysis of factors influencing market channel access by communal horticulture farmers in Chinamora District, Zimbabwe

Communal vegetable production is a key activity in Zimbabwe, contributing significantly towards food security and rural development. A study carried out in Chinamhora District determined factors influencing tomato market channel choices. Primary data were collected through formal interviews and questionnaires included household and production characteristics, markets information and social capital. Interviews with...

Author(s): Emmanuel Zivenge and Charles Karavina

March 2012

Economics of finger millet (Elecusine coracana G.) production and marketing in peri urban area of Pokhara Valley of Nepal

A study was conducted on the economics of finger millet production and marketing in peri urban area of Pokhara valley of Nepal in 2006 AD. The sampling frame was 154 and 193 producers selected from Kalabang and Begnas study sites respectively. Sampling intensity of 30% was used to randomly select the population sample size which gave 47 for Kalabang and 58 for Begnas. Household survey was carried out to collect the...

Author(s): Raj K. Adhikari

March 2012

Rural household livelihood strategies in drought-prone areas: A case of Gulomekeda District, eastern zone of Tigray National Regional State, Ethiopia

Despite the continuing economic centrality of agriculture in the district, farm households engage and pursue diverse non-farm livelihood activities to cope with diverse challenges and risks such as drought. This paper aims to assess the relative importance of existing livelihood strategies adopted by the different socio-economic groups; the link between households’ ownership and access to different...

Author(s): Gebrehiwot Weldegebrial Gebru and Fekadu Beyene,

March 2012

Analysis of factors determining cattle marketing of communal farmers in Namibia: A case study from Kunene

The purpose of this study was to examine key determinants of cattle marketing in Northern Namibia in the Kunene region. A total of 150 questionnaires were distributed, but only 90 were used for analysis as the rest were either not returned or were rejected as incomplete. The sampling technique was a non-probability (convenience) sampling technique. Since the data was not distributed normally, a non-parametric run-test...

Author(s): Kapimbi Y. and Teweldemedhin M. Y.

March 2012

Public market information system and farmers food marketing decisions: Econometric evidence from Benin

To sell the surpluses of maize, the main staple in Benin, farmers could choose among three modes of transaction: they could sell under a contract with itinerant traders, or sell without a contract at the farm gate or on distant markets. It has been postulated that farmers will choose a profitable mode of transaction if they receive reliable market information on the prevailing market conditions. Using detailed farm...

Author(s): Sylvain Kpenavoun Chogou and Esaïe Gandonou