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: December 2012; 4(14)

December 2012

Mechanism of poverty incident in agricultural sector of Sudan

The northern states of Sudan, as one of the most important agricultural region, is characterized by low and erratic rainfall and limited arable land. Agriculture in north of the country provides employment for about 2/3 of the population. The last decades witnessed a dramatic deterioration in the contribution of agriculture to the country’s GDP; the agricultural export declined to about 3% in 2007 down from an...

Author(s): Elgilany Ahmed, Jamalludin Sulaiman and Saidatulakmal Mohd

December 2012

Non governmental organizations (NGOS) and beneficiary participation in agricultural development projects

The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the impact of the Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and beneficiary farmer participation in the establishment of agricultural development projects. This study evaluated two districts in different ecological regions for easy comparison. The study also considered the performance of irrigation and livestock projects that have been implemented differently, that is, involving...

Author(s): Portia Ndou

December 2012

Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi

This study identifies the determinants of adoption and adoption-intensity of improved maize varieties in Malawi. We estimated a double hurdle model based on household-level survey data collected in the districts of Balaka and Mangochi in 2008 and found that labour endowment, access to rural credit, livestock wealth, access to agricultural extension, farm size and access to off-farm employment all significantly increase...

Author(s): Samson P. Katengeza, Julius H. Mangisoni, Girma T. Kassie, Chloe Sutcliffe, Augustine Langyintuo, Roberto La Rovere and Wilfred Mwangi  

December 2012

Determinants for adoption of information and communications technology (ICT)-based market information services by smallholder farmers and traders in Mayuge District, Uganda

Market access is increasingly relying on Information and communications technologies (ICTs) like telephony and internet that are only adopted haphazardly. Despite need for ICTs in Market Information Services (MIS), ICT usage in Africa is low. Little is known about ICTs for use in MIS including, technology, its potential users and characteristics of both entities. Closing such gaps was justified. The study...

Author(s): Haruna Sekabira, Jackline Bonabana and Narathius Asingwire

December 2012

Factors determining access to formal credit in Ghana: A case study of smallholder farmers in the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese district of central region of Ghana

This study sought to identify factors that limit or increase smallholder farmers’ access to formal credit in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese district of the central region of Ghana. The study was conducted in five towns of the district (that is Abura, Abakrampa, Asebu, Edumfa and Nyamebekyere). Sampled farmers comprised twenty previous credit applicants from each of the five towns. Primary data was collected from both...

Author(s): Dzadze P., Osei Mensah J., Aidoo R. and Nurah G. K.