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 2021; 13(3)

July 2021

Influence of informal financial literacy training on financial knowledge and behavior of rural farmers: Evidence from Uganda

Financial literacy plays an important role in influencing financial behavior and knowledge of individuals. In this study, the impact of informal financial literacy training on rural smallholder farmers was assessed. Propensity score matching approach was used to assess training effects on distinct dimensions of financial knowledge. The study used a sample of farmers who are members of village savings and loans...

Author(s): Ntakyo Renzaho Proscovia, Johnny Mugisha, Robert Bangizi, Diana Namwanje and Robert Kalyebara  

July 2021

What influences uptake of alternative pest management practices by potato farmers? Evidence from six counties in Kenya

Potato pest and disease management has been dominated by chemical pesticides, despite their potential undesirable effects on the environment, food safety and human health. This study explores factors influencing intensity of uptake of alternative pest management practices among potato farmers in Kenya, through a survey of 1,002 farmers in six main potato growing counties in the country. A Poisson count model was used to...

Author(s): Idah Mugambi, Lucy Karanja, Isaac Macharia, Wachira Kaguongo, George Ngundo, Ruth Amata, Fernadis Makale, Jane Wanjiku, Duncan Chacha, Moses Nyongesa, John Wangai Kimenju, Willis Ochilo and Joseph Mulema

July 2021

Economic impact of DroughtTEGO® hybrid maize in Kenya

This paper utilizes the Economic Surplus Model (ESM) to provide an ex-post evaluation of the economic impact of drought tolerant hybrid maize technology in Kenya. Results indicate that the adoption of DroughtTEGO® varieties will generate economic benefit to producers with a net present value of US$ 2.1 billion over a 20-year period. These benefits are sustainable when adoption levels remain above 32% and yield...

Author(s): Daniel Kyalo Willy, Ibrahim Macharia, George Marechera, Grace Muinga, Stephen Mugo, Ruth Rotich, Ruth Khasaya Oniang&#;o, James Karanja, Caleb O. Obunyali and Sylvester O. Oikeh

July 2021

Agricultural services on the demand and supply for improving agricultural productivity in Benin

The Beninese government has undertaken far-reaching reforms in the agricultural service supply in Benin since 2016. The objective of the article was to assess the level of satisfaction of the agricultural services supply and demand and to analyze the determinants of the level of satisfaction of agricultural services in Benin. The primary data used was provided from entire national territory by taking into account all...

Author(s): C. Hervé Sossou, Elysée M. Houedjofonon, Victor Codjo, Daniel M. Noukpozounkou and Nestor R. Ahoyo Adjovi

July 2021

Performance of integrated and single cooperatives in bulk production and credit provision to smallholder farmers in Uganda

Agricultural cooperatives are autonomous associations of individuals formed to augment production, marketing and financial needs of members. In Uganda, performance of cooperatives is largely constrained by weak organizational structures, market failures, and policy weaknesses. An integrated cooperative model (ICM) was introduced to improve performance of cooperatives but the effect of ICM on institutional performance...

Author(s): Mercy Nimusiima, Johnny Mugisha, Bernard Obaa and Rolland Agaba,

August 2021

Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers' food security in Ondo State, Nigeria

Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers’ food security explored latest research from the economic, medical and food security literature concerning the eminence of care, physical accessibility, cost, availability of the right type of care for those in need, and its significances on food security, with a focus on healthcare personnel availability. A multistage (five-stage) sampling procedure was employed...

Author(s): Ajayi O. Esther and Olajide O. Adeola

August 2021

The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

Agricultural trade is closely interconnected with a range of food security and development related issues in the case of developing countries. In this regard, diversification of both trade partners and products traded can play an important role in terms of strengthening food security concerning imports, but also as a means to create a more resilient basket of exports. This article analyses the diversification of global...

Author(s): Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Niels Søndergaard and Marcos Sawaya Jank

September 2021

Effects of regional trade policy on tariff revenue: Evidence from latent gains/Losses by Nigeria

The study identified all Nigeria’s products of trade, with a view to ascertaining and computing volumes of net trade and corresponding latent gains and or losses sustained in pursuit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) trade policy objectives. Data were soured from United Nations Commodity Trade (UNComtrade), via Trade Analysis and Information System Window. The inherent most-favored-nations...

Author(s): Godwin Odo Onogwu, Igbodor Francis Onwe and Osayi Prisca Chinwe

September 2021

An impact assessment of agriculture technological transfer from China to West Africa: A computable general equilibrium (CGE) dynamic approach

China’s presence and influence in West Africa is on the rise, given China’s colossal investment in the sub-region’s economy. It is against this background that impact assessment was conducted by measuring the deviation between the baseline equilibrium against the policy scenarios of low and high agriculture technology transfer. The results of the study exemplify that for an effective impact on...

Author(s): Christopher Belford, Huang Delin, Ebrima Ceesay, Ahmed Yosri Nasi, Jonga Rutendo Happy and Lang Sanyang