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: 485

Table of Content: April 2013; 5(4)

April 2013

Role of Fadama III in improving the income of Fadama User Groups (FUGs) through agro-processing and market accessibility in Adamawa State, Nigeria

  This study was conducted to evaluate the income status of Fadama III beneficiaries in Adamawa State, Nigeria, with the ultimate aim of determining the effects of the project on Fadama User Groups (FUGs) in the month of June, 2011. A total of six (6) Local Government Areas (Fufore, Girei, Demsa, Mayobelwa, Maiha and Madagali) believed to have established FUGs with functional agro-processing enterprises were...

Author(s): M. R. Ja’afar-Furo, M. K. Bello, S. I. Mshelia and D. M. Hammanyaji

April 2013

Cost-minimizing food budgets in Ghana

  Attaining the daily required nutritional recommendations is a major challenge in Ghana where the average person earns about $1.89 per day. A linear programming diet model is used to determine the cheapest basket of food items that satisfy the recommended daily nutritional requirements of the average Ghanaian. Initial findings show that an average Ghanaian requires $0.36 per day to meet his daily nutritional...

Author(s): Francis Addeah Darko, Benjamin Allen, John Mazunda, Rafiullah Rahimzai and Craig Dobbins

April 2013

Economic welfare effects of the increase in labor costs on U.S. tobacco farms

  The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) amended elements of the 2008 H-2A Final Rule and adopted the 2010 Final Rule, which came into effect on March 15, 2010. Compared to the 2008 H-2A Final Rule, the 2010 H-2A Final Rule is arguably more expensive for farm employers. The H-2A Final Rule provides regulations which govern the H-2A program, a guest worker program allowing U.S. farm employers to bring...

Author(s): Shiferaw T. Feleke, Jane H. Starnes, Harwood D. Schaffer and Kelly J. Tiller

April 2013

Production efficiency and risks in limited resource farming: The case of Bulgarian peanut industry

  We used a stochastic production frontier and a Tobit model to evaluate technical efficiency and inefficiency of Bulgarian limited resource peanut farms for the period 2000/2002. We used a Just-Pope model to examine risks related to on-farm yield adjustments. Technical efficiency of farms ranged from 77 to 97%, with an average 92%, a median of 93%, mode of 90%, and skewness -1.49. The technical efficiency of...

Author(s): Carel Ligeon, Curtis Jolly, Nelly Bencheva, Stanko Delikostadinov and Naveen Puppala

April 2013

Farm household level impacts of information communication technology (ICT)-based agricultural market information in Ghana

  This paper assesses the impact of the information communication technology (ICT)-based market information service (MIS) on farm households in the eastern corridor of Northern Ghana. Data was collected from 346 farm households in the eastern corridor of Northern Ghana where an ICT-based market information project was implemented between 2006 and 2009. The sample included 159 participants and 187...

Author(s): Ramatu M. Al-Hassan, Irene S. Egyir and James Abakah