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 2018; 10(1)

January 2018

Poverty and income inequality in Girar Jarso District of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

The paper examines the status and determinants of poverty and inequality among rural households in Girar Jarso district of Central Ethiopia. To measure the status of poverty and inequality, the study made use of cost of basic need approach, Foster-Greer-Thorbecke indices and Gini coefficient. Based on the survey of 120 households, the logistic model was estimated. A three-stage sampling procedure was applied for...

Author(s): Dereje Haile and Haymanot Asfaw

January 2018

Gender analysis of micro-loan sizes accessed by small-scale agro-entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria

Available statistics confirmed that men have access to credit more than women in Nigeria because men have assets which serve as collateral for accessing credit. Credit is essential to farmers, especially the small-scale farmers who have limited capital for their production but constitute the greatest force in food production in many developing countries. The study was carried out to investigate micro-loan sizes accessed...

Author(s): Ugwuja V. C. and Nweze N. J.

January 2018

Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia

This study aims to analyze effects of adoption of motorized water pump on household farm income of smallholder farmers in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. The total sample size (n=196) was purposively selected from two Woredas and five Kebeles. Descriptive analysis, inferential analysis and Heckman two-stage mode were employed for data analysis. The ordinary least squares (OLS) model result revealed that among...

Author(s): Agidew Abebe and Amanuel Shewa

January 2018

Technical efficiency of irrigated rice seed farmers in Koussin-Lélé, Benin Republic

Seed is one of the key inputs for rice production. The quantity of rice seeds produced is largely below the demand expressed by rice producers in Benin. In recent years, several projects have been implemented to promote this activity. A one stage stochastic frontier production which incorporates a model for the technical inefficiency effects was applied on a whole population of 141 farmers identified in the irrigated...

Author(s): Afio ZANNOU, Sylvain KPENAVOUN CHOGOU, Idelphonse O. SALIOU and Gautier BIAOU