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: 445

Table of Content: December 2017; 9(12)

December 2017

Dynamics and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia

This study examined the central characteristics of migrants and determinants of rural-urban migration in Southern Ethiopia based on snow ball sampling and a survey of 665 sample migrants using descriptive and econometric analysis. The results of this study showed that 76.2% of the migrants left their home at age ranges between 15 and 25 years. Similarly, it was found that 48% of the migrants were attending junior...

Author(s): Fassil Eshetu and Mohammed Beshir

December 2017

Why does food insecurity persist in Ethiopia? Trends, challenges and prospects of food security in Ethiopia

This paper seeks an answer to why does food insecurity persists in Ethiopia with extensive review of literature? Nearly, one billion people globally are food insecure and food security challenges are widespread in the developing countries. Ethiopia has been renowned as a country of famine and food insecurity. During the period between 1958 and 1977 over 25 million people were affected, from 1974 to 1991, it was wracked...

Author(s): Fikre Lemessa Ocho, Gezahegn Berecha Yadessa, Fikadu Mitiku Abdissa and Adugna Eneyew Bekele

December 2017

Determinants of the adoption of improved white haricot beans in East Shewa Zone, South-Eastern Ethiopia

White haricot bean is a major source of food (protein) and income for the rural households of Ethiopia. Nationally, it is among the major pulse crops used for export. Despite its contribution, adoption of white haricot beans variety is very low. With this backdrop, this study analyzed the determinants of the decision to adopt and intensify the adoption of white haricot beans. A sample of 394 farm households were...

Author(s): Daniel Masresha, Belaineh Legesse, Jema Haji and Lemma Zemedu

December 2017

Who engages in urban and peri-urban agriculture in the condensed urban slums of Bangladesh?

Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) have been considered solutions for improving poor living conditions in undeveloped urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the factors affecting UPA decision-making, with special attention to land constraints among poor urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh. A logit regression model was applied using secondary individual household data...

Author(s): Haruka Yamashita and Akira Ishida