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: 553

Table of Content: August 2017; 9(8)

August 2017

Determinants of credit access by smallholder farmers in North-East Benin

Financing agriculture is a key issue in rural development. Despite the efforts of the government to make credit services available and affordable in most of the rural areas, access to credit among smallholder farmers remains low. This paper analyzes the determinants of credit access by farmers in the North East, Benin. Primary data were collected from one hundred and twenty respondents randomly selected and interviewed...

Author(s): Perceval N. Assogba,, Senakpon E. Haroll Kokoye, Rosaine N. Yegbemey, Jonas A. Djenontin, Zacharie Tassou, Joanna Pardoe and Jacob A. Yabi

August 2017

Technical efficiency determinants of potato production: A study of rain-fed and irrigated smallholder farmers in Welmera district, Oromia, Ethiopia

Increasing productivity through enhanced potato production efficiency could be an important move towards food security. In Ethiopia potato (Solanum tubersum L.) production levels and rates have been increasing due to the development and dissemination of improved potato technologies. Despite these efforts by the government, smallholders’ potato productivity has remained below potential. However, empirical studies...

Author(s): Wudineh Getahun Tiruneh, Abebe Chindi and Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis

August 2017

Maximizing the economic return from Egypt's export of the most important vegetable crops in the foreign markets

This study is set to examine the possibility of maximizing the returns of Egyptian vegetable exports: fresh potatoes, onions, and tomatoes, through the optimal distribution of exports to international markets. Linear programming model is formulated to determine the optimal distribution of exports among the importing countries. This model is restricted by export capacity, import capacity, and suggested organization...

Author(s): Bader, E. A. and Dawoud, S. D. Z.

August 2017

Resource use efficiency in rice production in the lower Anambra irrigation project, Nigeria

Increasing the output of rice to match the growing demand for rice is a global challenge, and with growing world population, the need becomes more pertinent. For developing countries with high population density like Nigeria, the importance of rice in the food security status of the population cannot be questioned. Although the production of rice in Nigeria has been increasing over time, there is need to move towards...

Author(s): Amaechina Ebele C. and Eboh Eric C.