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: July 2013; 5(7)

July 2013

Risk of failure to meet regional and national goals relevant to agricultural development and poverty reduction in South Africa

  This study examined whether the Eastern Cape province’s district municipalities are on course to achieve local and regional goals of improving agricultural production and reducing poverty. Results show significant strides towards locally set targets and high uncertainty in meeting the regional targets. Out of seven district municipalities, five municipalities are still about 5% points below the...

Author(s): Simbarashe Ndhleve and Ajuruchukwu Obi

July 2013

Effects of planting depth on agronomic performance of two potato varieties grown in the Sahel region of Tunisia

  Possibilities to enhance potato productivity in the Sahel region of Tunisia have been the domain of active investigation during the last several years. Many field experiments were carried out on the potential of using different plating depths to grow profitable potato crops. In the research station of the higher institute of agronomy of Chott-Mariem in the Sahel region of Tunisia, two varieties of...

Author(s): Sayed CHEHAIBI, Wissem HAMDI and Khaoula ABROUGUI

July 2013

Cointegration inferences on issues of poverty and population growth in Nigeria

  Nigeria is the most populated black nation in the world, with enormous wealth from crude petroleum however, the country has been facing numerous socio-economic challenges including poverty. This paper discusses issues of poverty and population growth in Nigeria. The Augmented Dickey-Fuller tests as well as the Engle Granger and Johansen’s cointegration tests were used to test for cointegration and...

Author(s): Inibehe G. Ukpong, Ineye D. Ekpebu and Nneoyi I. Ofem

July 2013

Grain quality and determinants of farmers’ preference for rice varietal traits in three districts of Ghana: Implications for research and policy

  Rice has become a popular staple in Africa because it is a convenience food for the rapidly increasing urban population. In Ghana about 70% of the rice consumed is imported. Domestic rice is not competitive because of its perceived poor grain quality. This study assessed the influence of grain quality and other factors on farmers’ preference for improved rice varieties. It also investigated how specific...

Author(s): Maxwell Darko Asante, Bright Owusu Asante, George Kwasi Acheampong, Alexander Nimo Wiredu, Samuel Kwame Offei, Vernon Gracen, Hans Adu-Dapaah and Eric Yirenkyi Danquah