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: 551

Table of Content: February 2011; 3(2)

February 2010

Comparative analysis of poverty effects of various candidate biofuel crops in South Africa

The aim of this study was to investigate the poverty reduction impact of various potential biofuel crops in South Africa. A simple pro-poor development framework (in which income is substituted for by its function) is specified. After analysis for outliers with considerable leverage, a robust regression option was used to carry out estimations for physical output, values and inputs of each crop. For reasons of data...

Author(s): Nicholas N. Ngepah

February 2011

Factors that influence the success and failure of land bank supported farming small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMES) in South Africa

In order to establish reasons for their success and failure (defining failure as incapability to meet financial obligations, e.g. defaults), a study was undertaken to determine the problems faced by emerging or developing farmers, who are clients of, or are /funded by the Land Bank. Results from this study revealed that the farmers’ perceptions do depict a lack of capacity on essential prerequisites for their...

Author(s): V. M. Mmbengwa   T. Ramukumba⊃, J. A. Groenewald, H. D. van Schalkwyk,  M. B. Gundidza and A. N. Maiwashe

February 2011

Geographical development of agricultural entrepreneurship: The case of pig farming in Greece

This paper focused on the spatial and typological analysis of the economic activities of a major entrepreneurial sector of agricultural economy: pig farming. By applying the K-Mean Cluster analysis methodology, the “profile” of various pig farms was studied, regarding the geographical region, corporate structure, educational level...

Author(s): Aggelopoulos S, Pavloudi A and Galanopoulos K

February 2011

Sanitary and phytosanitary issues for fishery exports to the European Union: A Mauritian insight

Quantitative restrictions to trade are declining, but in parallel sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures are increasingly being applied to impede agro-food trade. There is evidence that developing countries experience problems in meeting SPS measures. The objective of this paper is to determine whether Mauritius is facing barriers pertaining to SPS issues when exporting fishery products to the European Union. We...

Author(s): Shalini A Neeliah, Harris Neeliah and Daya Goburdhun

February 2011

Determinants of loan acquisition from the financial institutions by small-scale farmers in Ohafia Agricultural zone of Abia State, South East Nigeria

The study was designed to analyse the determinants of loan acquisition from financial institutions by small-scale farmers in Ohafia Agricultural zone of Abia state, South East Nigeria. Data were collected with structured questionnaire from 100 randomly selected farmers. Data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and multiple regression models. Results show that, the farmers committed their loans to...

Author(s): Henri-Ukoha A., Orebiyi J.S., Obasi P.C., Oguoma N.N., Ohajianya D.O., Ibekwe U.C. and Ukoha, I.I.

February 2011

Evaluation of factors influencing farmers adoption of irrigated rice production in Fadama soil of North Eastern Nigeria

This study was conducted at Lake Gerio irrigation project situated at the north western part of Jimeta/Yola, North-Eastern Nigeria. It lies between longitude 12â—¦ and 12â—¦ 28’ east of Greenwich and Latitude 9â—¦16’ and 9â—¦19’ North of the equator. The objective of the study was to examine the factors influencing farmers’ adoption of irrigated rice production. The respondents...

Author(s): Gailyson Yelwa Jamala, Haruna Ezekiel Shehu and Apollos T. Garba