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: June 2011; 3(6)

June 2011

Maize production differentials among Malawi rural households: A difference in difference estimation approach

  This paper assesses the impact of morbidity and mortality on maize production for affected and non-affected farm households using difference in difference estimation technique. Results show that both affected and non-affected households recorded significantly higher maize production during 2006/07 season compared to 2004/05 season. The results reveal gender discrepancies in production levels for both affected...

Author(s): Kisu Simwaka, Stuart Ferrer and Geoff Harris

June 2011

Socio-economic determinants of on-day site demand for recreation in old Oyo National Park, Nigeria

  This paper examines the socio-economic determinants of on-day site demand of a national park in Nigeria. The services provided by the park include recreation that correlates positively with stress removal and enhanced productivity. These are not properly understood and appreciated by the people. Neither are the environmentally sound and sustainable development functions it provides. Purposive sampling...

Author(s): Luke O.Okojie and Amujo B.T.

June 2011

Effect of formal credit on the performance of the poultry industry: the case of urban and peri-urban Kumasi in the Ashanti Region

  Farm net income was used as a measure to investigate the effect of formal credit on the performance of the poultry industry. Forty credit and non-credit users each were selected purposively for the study. Regression model was employed for the analysis.Results showed that there was a significant difference (t-value of 0.012 at 5%) between the net income of large poultry farmers who used credit and those...

Author(s): Fred Nimoh, Addo Kwasi and Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum

June 2011

The role of remittances in financial development in Lesotho: Evidence from alternative measures of financial development

  This article represents a modest attempt to empirically establish the effect of remittances on financial development in Lesotho. Remittances tend to have a long run effect on financial development; however, they do not cause financial development. In the short run this effect evaporates. Trade openness and inflation have significant effects on financial development both in the short and long run. The former...

Author(s): Sephooko I. Motelle

June 2011

Analysing innovative sustainable practices extend and income generation in organic farming and GRA fields in Bahour, Puducherry, India

  In past decades, agricultural development majorly focused on short term productivity based on external inputs resulting in neglect and improper use of natural resources. Thus, it leads to ecosystem damage and loss of food security. This has forced the farmers, scientists and the policy makers to look at sustainable farming techniques through organic farming. In India there is greater possibility of bringing...

Author(s): Gopalswamy Poyyamoli and Anbarashan Padmavathy

June 2011

Land tenure security, investments and the environment in Ghana

  Using a nationally representative data obtained from a survey, this study attempts to examine empirically two main issues: first, the causal relationship between land tenure security and investment and secondly, the impact of tenure security (land rights) on environmental degradation. Analysis of the results indicates that investment in farmlands in Ghana is low and appears not to enhance tenure security and...

Author(s): Daniel Kwabena Twerefou, Eric Osei-Assibey and Frank Agyire-Tettey