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: 541

Table of Content: 26 September 2011; 3(10)

September 2011

Dismantling of common property, land use and pastoral livelihoods in eastern Ethiopia

This paper examines the emerging challenges to common property resource management in pastoral areas of Ethiopia and a shift in livelihood strategies. Using the institutional analysis and development framework and data from three administrative districts in eastern Ethiopia, results show that traditional management of the rangeland that permits efficient allocation of resources is no longer practiced due to demographic...

Author(s): Fekadu Beyene

September 2011

Economic analysis of soil fertility restoration options in potato – bean of gardening intercropping in south – rift, Kenya

Soil fertility management options to restore soil fertility depletion have been developed and these consist of inorganic and organic fertilizer applications. However, the adoption rates by smallholder farmers for these soil fertility management options are negligible. The overall aim of this study was to evaluate side-by-side economic aspects of different soil fertility improvement options, which have been tested in the...

Author(s): Ngeno Vincent, Langat B. K., Rop Wendi, Chepngeno W. and Kipsat M. J.

September 2011

Economic analysis of adoption of mulching technology in yam production in Osun State, Nigeria

  In addressing the problem of low soil fertility and land degradation occasioned by increased population  growth, erosion of soil nutrients and extreme exposure of land to harsh weather conditions resulting in  reduced yam yield, mulching technology was adopted by the farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. This study    used a multi-stage sampling technique to select...

Author(s): A.  A. Akinola and P. Owombo

September 2011

Influence of modern technology on small family-owned farms in the Brazilian savannah region: A case study of a settlement in Mato Grosso do Sul State

The Savannah region is the second biggest biome in Brazil after the amazon forest. Today, the savannah is Brazil´s largest region responsible for commodity production. Nevertheless, this production is concentrated around large-scale farmers. Most of the small farmers representing the largest group of producers encounter many problems ranging from low levels of production to income difficulties. The objective of...

Author(s): Arcelei Lopes Bambil and Olivier Vilpoux

September 2006

Prospects and challenges of seed sector privatisation

African countries embarked on privatisation of their seed industries in the 1980s as part of the structural adjustment programmes.  Botswana however, chose not to privatise its seed production services at that time.  This paper examines the prospects and challenges for embarking on seed sector privatisation in developing countries using Botswana as a case study.  The study found that the present system is...

Author(s): Patrick Malope

September 2011

Does Irrigation enhance and food deficits discourage fertilizer adoption in a risky environment? Evidence from Tigray, Ethiopia

The northern Ethiopian highland in general and the Tigray region in particular is a drought prone area where agricultural production risk is prevalent. Moisture stress is a limiting factor for improved agricultural input mainly fertilizer use. Lack of capital and consumption smoothing mechanisms limits households’ investment in production enhancing agricultural inputs, possibly leading into poverty trap. Using a...

Author(s): Gebrehaweria Gebregziabher, and Stein Holden