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: March, 2015 ; 7(3)

March 2015

Discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties in Osun State, Nigeria

The study investigated the level and socioeconomic determinants of discontinued use decision of improved maize varieties among farming households in Osun State, Nigeria with a view to increasing food production. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select a sample of 321 farmers across the three agro ecological zones of the State. Data were collected using a pre-tested structured questionnaire and interview...

Author(s): Akinbode Wasiu Olalekan and Bamire Adebayo Simeon

March 2015

Technical efficiency of traditional African vegetable production: A case study of smallholders in Tanzania

Traditional African vegetables are receiving more attention for their significant contribution to food and nutrition security and enhanced livelihoods of smallholders. Although demand is increasing for these nutrients-dense crops, the production of traditional vegetables in Tanzania remains low. Technical innovations can reduce yield gaps and increase the productivity of traditional vegetable crops. This paper measures...

Author(s): Srinivasulu Rajendran, Victor Afari-Sefa, Daniel Kimani Karanja, Richard Musebe, Dannie Romney, Magesa A. Makaranga, Silivesta Samali and Radegunda Francis Kessy

March 2015

A decision framework for resource poor smallholder farmers on maize production based on results from empirical studies in the coastal lowlands of Kenya

Maize is a principal food crop in Kenya and the coastal lowlands. Choice of the enterprise at household level is influenced by the social position maize commands both as a staple food and trade facility or good while production patterns are dictated by various factors among them being resource endowment. Research in the recent past has provided technological recommendations that include fertilizer and pesticides use...

Author(s): Danda M. K., Muli B. M., De Groote H and Murithi F. M.

March 2015

Factors determining allocation of land for improved wheat variety by smallholder farmers of northern Ethiopia

This study was conducted in Northern Ethiopia, Adwa district. The main objective of the study was to examine factors influencing allocation of land for improved wheat variety by smallholder farmers of the study area. Descriptive, inferential and econometric methods were used to analyze data. Results of descriptive and inferential analyses showed that; adopters had high family size in adult-equivalent, high number of...

Author(s): Leake Gebresilassie and Adam Bekele

March 2015

The empirical analysis of agricultural exports and economic growth in Nigeria

Agriculture is both the main sector that is expected to provide employment to large segments of the population and the key to sustained economic growth of the countries. This study presented an empirical analysis of the effect of Agricultural Exports on economic growth of Nigeria. The model built for the study proxy gross domestic product as the endogenous variable measuring economic growth as a function of real...

Author(s): Victor Ushahemba Ijirshar