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: 551

Table of Content: July-September 2020; 12(3)

July 2020

The on-farm diversity of maize cultivars and landraces in the Lacandon region of Chiapas, Mexico

The loss of maize landraces is of major global concern. Landraces provide the genetic building blocks for the development of high yielding pest- and drought-tolerant maize varieties, and their loss reduces the capacity to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The extinction of maize landraces is an incidental effect of the planting decisions of farmers. Although maize landraces are important both as a staple food...

Author(s): Gustavo Leopoldo Garduño and Charles Perrings  

July 2020

Bank credit access trends among farmers in Hurungwe District of Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economic progress is hinged on the performance of the agricultural sector, which supports the majority of the population. Bank credit empowers farmers to adopt inputs and technologies that are key for enhancing productivity and income. This study sought to establish the bank credit access trends among farmers in the Hurungwe District of Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe, comparing the current...

Author(s): Blessing Ropafadzo Chigunhah and Ezekia Svotwa  

July 2020

Producers supplying strategic network, value creation and exporting SME growth

Strategic networks of agricultural suppliers for the creation of value added are an interesting field of research in the developing countries. Indeed, various scientific works were interested with social networks as well as on their members’ relationship and on their management. However, social networks as strategic suppliers are able to solve SME’s supply credit problems; the need to analyze networks with a...

Author(s): Vinablo K. Dominique Dagbelou, Souleimane A. Adekambi and Jacob A. Yabi  

August 2020

Social and economic values chain assessment of key non-timber forest products around Mbam and Djerem National Park’s ecoregion of Cameroon: Case of Xylopia aethiopica, Beilschmiedia anacardioides and Beilschmiedia jacques-felixii

The periphery of Mbam and Djerem National Park in Cameroon harbors valuable forest resources including key non-timber forest products (NTFPs) that contribute to sustain livelihood of many people in terms of consumption and income generation. However, poor studies have been carried out to assess the socio-economic importance of the value chain of key NTFPs, threats on resources and implication for trade development. We...

Author(s): Souare Konsala, Fotso Roger-Corneille, Froumsia Moksia, Todou Gilbert, Ibrahima Adamou and Mapongmetsem Pierre-Marie

August 2020

Characterization and analysis of farming system of Cheliya and Ilu Gelan districts of West Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

The study characterizes and analyzes the existing farming system and identifies the production and marketing constraints of Cheliya and Ilu Gelan districts with cross-sectional data of 105 sample households.  The farming system of the study areas is characterized as mixed farming systems with 59.1 and 27.44% contribution of crop and livestock, respectively for livelihood activities. From the survey results, disease...

Author(s): Kifle Degefa, Getachew Biru and Galmesa Abebe  

August 2020

Explaining output growth and total factor productivity changes using production frontier: The case of Ethiopian smallholder’s farming

This paper provides a parametric decomposition of output growth and total factor productivity changes, extending production approach to the case of non-neutral stochastic frontier. The results were based on unbalanced panel data from Ethiopian smallholder farmers observed over the period 1999–2015. The study decomposes output growth into input growth and total factor productivity changes while both were further...

Author(s): Oumer Berisso Metaksa  

August 2020

Cocoa farmers’ choice of alternative livelihood in mining communities in Upper Denkyira West District, Ghana

Mining and cocoa production are important livelihoods for people in Ghana, particularly in rural communities like Upper Denkyira West District. However, mining activities can have negative impacts on cocoa production and access to basic necessities for the sustenance of the people. This study sought to investigate cocoa farmers’ perception of the impact of mining on socio- economic activities in Upper Denkyira...

Author(s): Kennedy Agyei-Manu, Fred Nimoh, Millicent Owusu-Peprah, George Baffour Kyeremateng  

August 2020

Analysis of labor opportunity cost on the economic profitability of fertilizer microdosing (FM) in Burkina Faso

This paper analyses the effect of labor opportunity cost on economic profitability of fertilizer microdosing (FM) in Burkina Faso. In order to assess the incremental change in net income when the investment cost increases and takes into account labor opportunity cost, the marginal value cost ratio (MVCR) approach is used. Using data from farmer’s field, the results showed that for both crops, the median yield of...

Author(s): Mamadou Sanogo, Frédéric Gaspart, Daniel Kabore, Sibiri Jean Baptiste Taonda and Marie-Paule Kestemont