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: 538

Table of Content: April 2011; 3(3)

April 2011

Microfinance, inequality and vulnerability: Empirical analysis from Central African countries

This study examines the relationship of microfinance, inequality and vulnerability by providing a cross-country empirical study of 11 developing countries in Central Africa. Microfinance plays an important role in the financial market in many African countries. Although microfinance is expected to significantly affect macro variables, we lack enough empirical research on impact analysis at the macro level, such as the...

Author(s): Gérard Tchouassi

April 2011

Analysis of poverty and its covariates among smallholder farmers in the Eastern Hararghe highlands of Ethiopia

This paper analyses the extent and determinants of rural household poverty in the eastern highlands of Ethiopia. The study examines 216 households using a household consumption expenditure approach. The study was particularly interested in the effects of location-specific and institutional factors (networks) in determining the probability of being poor. The findings suggest that poverty is location-specific, depends on...

Author(s): Ayalneh Bogale

April 2011

An analysis of allocative efficiency of shea butter processing methods in the northern region of Ghana

This study estimated and compared the allocative efficiencies of the traditional, improved shea butter processing technology (ISBPT) and the bridge press (BP) methods of shea butter processing. Data were collected from 110 shea butter processors. Allocative efficiency estimates were obtained using the marginal product approach. The allocative efficiency indices for labour indicate that while labour input is over...

Author(s): Haruna Issahaku, Al-hassan Ramatu and Daniel B. Sarpong

April 2011

Determinants of non-farm activities participation decisions of farm households in Burkina Faso

Land market developments and household access to land through land rental markets are important, especially at the stage where land reform is taking place in Rwanda. Determinants of land rental markets in rural Rwanda, assessed according to household and land market characteristics as well as transaction costs constraints, were studied based on a survey of 251 household farms from the Southern Province during 2006 to...

Author(s): Pam Zahonogo

April 2011

Determinants of land rental markets: Theory and econometric evidence from rural Rwanda

Land market developments and household access to land through land rental markets are important, especially at the stage where land reform is taking place in Rwanda. Determinants of land rental markets in rural Rwanda, assessed according to household and land market characteristics as well as transaction costs constraints, were studied based on a survey of 251 household farms from the Southern Province during 2006 to...

Author(s): Claude Bizimana