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: 529

Table of Content: January 2014; 6(1)

January 2014

Econometric analysis of the changes in food consumption expenditure patterns in Egypt

This paper analyses the changes in food expenditure patterns over time in Egypt with special emphasis on the differences between urban and rural sectors. Engel curves for food groups are estimated by using double-log function type. The method used for estimating regression equations is the Weighted Least Squares (WLS). Data used in the study are obtained from the Household, Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey...

Author(s): Dawoud, Seham D. Z.

January 2014

The role of small scale irrigation in poverty reduction

Poverty is of multidimensional characteristics affecting nearly a billion world population. Especially, a third of sub Saharans fall under poverty. The emergence of climate change coupled with the incidence of drought, are worsening the situation. The only option to escape this challenge is through the development of water resource projects. In attempting to do so, Ethiopia has yet developed not more than 5% of the...

Author(s): Adugna Eneyew, Ermias Alemu, Mekonnen Ayana and Mihret Dananto

January 2014

Tenure security and soil conservation investment decisions: Empirical evidence from East Gojam, Ethiopia

The purpose of this study is to investigate the mutual relation between tenure security and soil conservation investment and to examine the influence of other socio-economic and institutional factors on soil conservation investment and tenure insecurity. A formal survey is conducted in two districts of East Gojam Zone of Amhara region. The Zone and the districts are selected because of their long time experience with...

Author(s): Akalu Teshome

January 2014

Consumer demand system of agri-food in Tanzania

This paper focused on consumer demand system of agri-food in Tanzania. The study investigated on the budget share of agri-food, estimated own price and income elasticities of demand of agri-food consumed by the households in Tanzanian context. The Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) was employed to estimate the consumer demand system of agri-food. The empirical results revealed that households’ food budget share was...

Author(s): Joel Chongela, Vasudev Nandala and Suhasini Korabandi