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: January, 2015; 7(1)

January 2015

Marketing and market integration of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) in Uganda

Despite the importance of cowpea in Uganda as a leading legume, its production and improvement have not received much attention over the last two decades. Data was obtained on prices of grains of cowpeas on a weekly basis from FIT Uganda between 2008 to 2011 in Soroti, Lira and Kampala. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, particularly, frequencies and the measures of central tendency. Several...

Author(s): S. P. Ddungu, W. Ekere, J. Bisikwa, R. Kawooya, D. Okello Kalule and M. Biruma

January 2015

Households willingness to pay for improved water services in urban areas: A case study from Nebelet town, Ethiopia

Cross-sectional data was used that was collected from 181 households in 2011/2012, to estimate households’ willingness to pay for improved water service in Nebelet. The probit model was used to identify socio-economic factors that affect the willingness to pay (WTP) of households. Interruption, delay in maintenance, irregular/erratic availability of the public water supply, the price charged per unit, the unequal...

Author(s): Gidey Kidu Mezgebo and  Zeleke Ewnetu

January 2015

Determining factors of the strategies for diversifying sources of income for rural households in Burkina Faso

This article has used a multinomial logit model to analyze the determinants of diversification strategies of rural households' income sources in Burkina Faso. The main results have enabled the identification of three strategies of the income-source diversification, all carried out around agriculture. They are low, average, high diversification strategies. The outcomes reveal that the age of the household head,...

Author(s): Omer S. Combary

January 2015

Analysis of access to apiculture supporting services by smallholder farmers in northern Ethiopia

This study was conducted to analyze factors affecting access to apiculture supporting services by smallholder beekeepers in Ahferom district of Tigray region, Ethiopia. Primary data were collected by interviewing 130 randomly selected smallholder beekeepers during March to April 2011. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and econometric (probit) model. Probit model results of farmers’ access to...

Author(s): Belets Gebremichael and Berhanu Gebremedhin

January 2015

Estimating the impact of a food security program by propensity-score matching

Reducing poverty and improving household food security remains an important policy objective for rural development in the semi-arid areas of many countries in Africa. Many development programs have been introduced in efforts to bring the cycle of poverty and food insecurity to an end. This paper investigates the impact of a food security package (FSP) program in improving rural household’s food consumption in...

Author(s): Tagel Gebrehiwot and Anne van der Veen