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: 553

Table of Content: January-March 2022; 14(1)

January 2022

Analysis of constraints to poverty reduction among smallholder farmers in Northern Region, Ghana

The northern part of Ghana is bedeviled with high incidence of poverty with threatening food insecurity. Agriculture is the main stay of the people in northern Ghana. In spite of the introduction of variety of poverty reduction strategies, the region remains the hardest hit in terms of the numbers of poor people. This study sought to evaluate the constraints to poverty reduction among farmers in the northern region. The...

Author(s): Abdul-Mumin Abdulai  

March 2022

Contract farming and farmers’ well-being: The case of yam farmers in the Mion district of the Northern Region of Ghana

This study assesses contract farming effect on the well-being of yam farmers in the Mion district of the Northern region of Ghana. Through descriptive survey design 400 smallholder farmers in the district were surveyed with interviews and focus group discussion used to collect data from the sampled farmers. Descriptive statistics, factors analysis and Propensity Scores Matching were used to analyze the data. The...

Author(s): Ibrahim A. Yakubu, Hudu Zakaria and Samuel S. K. Allotey  

March 2022

The impact of institutional quality on living standards: Evidence from 20 sub-Sahara African (SSA) countries

After it has been hypothesized and empirically validated that institutional quality (InQ) is an essential ingredient for development, examining whether InQ impacts living standards (LStds) is a worthwhile exercise. Using data from 2000 to 2019 on 20 SSA countries, this study modelled the impact of InQ on LStds in a VAR framework, upon satisfactory data suitability tests. The impulse response functions and forecast error...

Author(s): Iddrisu Suhaibu, Alhassan Andani and Solomon Abugre Anafo