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: April, 2015 ; 7(4)

April 2015

Bread wheat production in small scale irrigation users agro-pastoral households in Ethiopia: Case of Afar and Oromia regional state

Conceptually, benefits of irrigation are realized through improvements in agricultural productivity. At household level, agricultural production increases could be followed by improvements in food consumption patterns. The goal of this research is to examine relationship between irrigation, production and consumption patterns for rural smallholders with pre-scaling up of bread wheat (Ga’ambo variety). A survey was...

Author(s): Aklilu Nigussie, Adem Kedir, Abiy Adisu, Geatnet Belay, Desta Gebrie and Kidane Desalegn 

April 2015

Climate change and household food insecurity among fishing communities in the eastern coast of Zanzibar

This paper examines the local vulnerability of households in two study communities in the east coast of Zanzibar focusing on food security, which is negatively impacted by climate variability and change. Findings have indicated that overall the local people in eastern coast of Zanzibar are insecure with respect to most major sources of food. Households solely dependent on natural resources through farming, fishing,...

Author(s): Makame O. Makame, Richard Y. M. Kangalawe and Layla A. Salum

April 2015

Technical and allocative efficiency gains from integrated soil fertility management in the maize farming system of Kenya

Declining land productivity and per capita food availability poses challenges to overcoming land degradation and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a need to identify ways of improving land productivity particularly among smallholders. This study investigated the contribution of integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) practices to both technical and allocative efficiencies in the maize farming system of Kenya....

Author(s): Morgan C. Mutoko, Cecilia N. Ritho, James K. Benhin and Oliver L. Mbatia

April 2015

Determinants of the responsiveness of cooperative farmers to the cocoa renaissance programme in Osun State, Nigeria

A key policy instrument in the cocoa transformation agenda is to provide subsidized inputs for farmers to replace old grooves to increase cocoa production in Nigeria. The study examined the role of cocoa marketing cooperatives in enhancing the incomes of its member patrons in Osun State under the cocoa renaissance policy. Multi stage sampling method was used to select 100 respondents from four cocoa produce marketing...

Author(s): Oluwasola O., Ige A. O. and D. Omodara

April 2015

Crop residue usage and its determinants in Kano State, Nigeria

This study examined crop residue usage and determined factors influencing the decision to allocate as well as the intensity of crop residue in Kano state, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select 160 farming households in three local government areas of the state. Data collected were analyzed with descriptive statistics and double hurdle Tobit model. The results of the study showed that on a...

Author(s): Akinola, A. A., , Ayedun, B., Abubakar, M., Sheu, M. and Abdoulaye, T.

April 2015

Agriculture – Industry linkages in the economy of Jammu and Kashmir India

Agriculture serves as a primary sector of an economy which laid foundation for other sectors of an economy and with the support of industry sector the territory sector came in to existence. Thus the collective support of Agriculture and industry sector uplifts the economy and a sustainable growth of an economy is governed. The inter-linkage between Agriculture and industry sector from different aspects not only bring...

Author(s): Samir-Ul-Hassan, Kanhaiya Ahuja and Munasir hussain