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 2010; 2(4)

April 2010

An application of the von Cramon-Taubadel and Loy error correction models in analyzing asymmetric adjustment between retail and wholesale maize prices in Ghana

Previous studies analyzing asymmetric price transmission have been based on an econometric specification that is shown to be inconsistent with cointegration. This study draws on the concept of cointegration to implement the von Cramon-Taubadel and Loy error correction approach in analyzing retail-wholesale maize price transmission in Ghana. Asymmetries are modeled to affect the direct impact of price increases and...

Author(s): Henry de-Graft Acquah and Samuel Kwesi Ndzebah Dadzie

April 2010

Why is understanding customer attitude toward 4Ps marketing mix important? The case of the livestock input industry in Indonesia

One of the main issues of agricultural development in Indonesia was marketing of agricultural products. It was not only due to the weakness of agricultural marketing policy, but also lack of research, particularly research related to the costumer’s attitude of marketing mix. Understanding of costumer’s attitude of marketing mix was really important. Many literatures indicated that one of the advantages of...

Author(s): Sutrisno Hadi Purnomo, Yi-Hsuan Lee , Soekartawi

April 2010

Prediction of added value of agricultural subsections using artificial neural networks: Box-Jenkins and Holt-Winters methods

Added value of agricultural sub sectors is affected by many factors such as quantity production per agricultural sub sectors and selling price of producers and is related to some factors such as government investment and monetary and financial policies. This study examines the performance of artificial neural network, Box-Jenkins and Holt-Winters-no-seasonal models in forecasting added value of agricultural sub sectors...

Author(s): Elham Kahforoushan, Masoumeh Zarif and Ebrahim Badali Mashahir

April 2010

Measurement of economic efficiency for smallholder dairy cattle in the marginal zones of Kenya

Exotic dairy cattle have been adopted in the transitional zone IV of Kenya contrary to the opinion of experts who previously hypothesized that the "drier transitional zones" could not meet the requirements of the high performing exotic breeds. However, the economic efficiency of these breeds and the factors influencing them have not been ascertained and growers in the region are using these breeds. This study...

Author(s): M. M. Kavoi, Dana L. Hoag and James Pritchett

April 2010

Why some rural people become members of agricultural cooperatives while others do not

Though agricultural cooperatives are considered as a basis for household food security, there are many rural people in Tigray (Ethiopia) who do not so far become members. The study explores why some rural people become member of cooperatives while others do not using group discussion, household survey and probit model. The result of the study shows the prominent variables that strongly and significantly induce rural...

Author(s): Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie

April 2010

Gender, environment and poverty linkages

Poverty-environment linkages take different forms in rural and urban contexts. In rural areas, critical issues relate to access to natural resources such as land, forests etc. and their sustainable use. In urban areas, the poverty-environment agenda centres around questions relating to the use of natural resources such as water or air as sinks for the disposal of human and industrial wastes, and their impact on the...

Author(s): Siddhartha Sarkar