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: 491

Table of Content: January 2013; 5(1)

January 2013

Technology competencies required by secondary school graduates in maintenance, servicing and repairing of electronic machines for agribusiness occupations to minimize wastage

  This study focused on technology competencies required by secondary school graduates in maintenance, servicing and repairing of electronic machines for agribusiness occupations to minimize wastage. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The study made use of survey and functions of industry designs. It was carried out in Enugu State, Nigeria. The population for the study was 73, made...

Author(s): Olaitan, S. O., Asogwa, V. C. and Abu, Mohammed

January 2013

Economics of farm safety: The Nigerian scenario

  Investing in farm safety is a win-win game. Apart from improving the financial bottom line of a farm business, it increases and improves the labour productivity of farm workers, which in turn improve agricultural sector. Consequently, agricultural accidents place a great burden on the economy resulting in reduced return on investment (ROI) in agriculture and the burden of injuries/illness (BOI) is increased....

Author(s): Olowogbon S. T., Fakayode S. B., Jolaiya A. J. and Adenrele A. Y.

January 2013

The structure of food demand in urban city of Nigeria: An application of a Linearized Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS)

  Household-level micro data were fitted on Linearized Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) model to estimate the structure of starchy, animal protein, plant protein and fatty foods demand in Uyo Metropolis of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Panel data used in this study came from four months household food consumption survey. Thirty responding households were randomly selected for the data collection. Estimates of...

Author(s): E. J. Udoh, E. R. Mbossoh, E. S. Udoh and S. B. Akpan

January 2013

Cotton institutions and perverse incentives for fertilizer traders in Benin

  Agricultural development in Benin is constrained by low productivity mainly due to low use of mineral fertilizers and improved seeds. After more than two decades of the cotton state company’s monopoly, a market liberalization program is being implemented since the 1990s but still fail to meet farmers’ needs for quality fertilizers and efficient supply-chain services. This paper discusses...

Author(s): Barthelemy G. Honfoga