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: August, 2015; 7(8)

August 2015

Socio-economic factors affecting adoption of early maturing maize varieties by small scale farmers in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria

This paper examined the socio-economic factors affecting early maturing maize varieties adoption in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria. Using random sampling techniques, 300 maize farmers were selected across 10 communities in the Local Government area. Out of the 300 respondents sampled 163 were non-adopters and 137 were adopters. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, adoption...

Author(s): Ndaghu Ndonkeu Nathanel, Zakari Abdulsalam, Shehu Abdul Rahman and Tahirou Abdoulaye

August 2015

Technical, allocative, and economic efficiency among smallholder maize farmers in Southwestern Ethiopia: Parametric approach

Maize is one of the major five staple cereal crops in Ethiopia. High productivity and efficacy in its production is critical to improve food security, reduce the level of poverty and achieve or maintain agricultural growth. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 385 household heads and interviewed using a structured questionnaire during 2013/2014 production year. The study estimates, technical, allocative...

Author(s): Sisay Debebe, Jema Haji, Degye Goshu and Abdi-Khalil Edriss