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: 470

Table of Content: February 2014; 6(2)

February 2014

Determinants of soybean market participation by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe

This article examines the determinants of soybean market participation by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe, with a view to identifying key policy entry points for increasing farmer incomes. Market linkages have been identified as key to the successful integration of grain legumes into the smallholder farming systems of southern Africa. Data for this article is derived from a baseline household survey in Guruve district...

Author(s): Byron Zamasiya, Nelson Mango, Kefasi Nyikahadzoi and Shephard Siziba

February 2014

Synergies between urban agriculture and urban household food security in Gweru City, Zimbabwe

It is estimated that 25% of Zimbabwe’s population lives in urban areas (CSO, 2002), 70% below the poverty line, and a million in the city of Gweru. The worsening macroeconomic situation in 2008 resulted in urban food insecurity. Households adopted different survival strategies, including the intensification of urban agriculture. In an effort to assess the extent to which urban household food insecurity is...

Author(s): Admire Jongwe

February 2014

Awareness and adoption of improved cassava varieties and processing technologies in Nigeria

Development of high yielding and disease resistant cassava varieties, coupled with the promotion of efficient processing technologies, was the principal intervention aimed at changing the cassava sub-sector in Nigeria. National research and extension programs in Nigeria and IITA have been spearheading efforts to disseminate these varieties alongside improving farmer’s access to processing machineries. Several...

Author(s): Abdoulaye T.,  Abass A., Maziya-Dixon B., Tarawali G., Okechukwu R.,  Rusike J., Alene A.,  Manyong V. and Ayedun B.

February 2014

Export horticulture and household welfare: Evidence from Zambia

Evidence is very scanty in Africa on the welfare effects of the recent shift of the horticulture industry from involving poor households through outgrower arrangements towards employing them in consolidated production entities. This study determines the impact of large-scale export vegetable production on the welfare of the employees in Zambia. It uses data from a survey of a random sample of farm worker households and...

Author(s): Gelson Tembo and Maureen M. Zulu

February 2014

Econometric analysis of factors affecting competitive advantage of broiler agribusinesses in Ghana

This paper econometrically analyzed the factors affecting competitive advantage of broiler agribusinesses in Ghana, using multiple regression analysis. Through a multi-stage random sampling technique, structured questionnaire was used to collect farm level data from 441 small-scale commercial broiler agribusinesses in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana. The average variable cost of producing a...

Author(s): Raymond K. Dziwornu