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 2010; 2(3)

March 2010

Revisiting the synergy between no-till and roundup ready soybean technology

The objective of this study has been to identify the factors that influence the concurrent adoption of no-till technology and Roundup Ready (RR) soybean technology. Using data from a survey of 610 soybean growers in the United States and a two-equation probit model, our results reveal that ignoring the simultaneous nature of the decision to use no-till and RR soybean technologies could lead to the mis-specification of...

Author(s): Edwin Clifford Mensah and Ramin Cooper Maysami

March 2010

Are Kenyan smallholders allocatively efficient? Evidence from Irish potato producers in Nyandarua North district

Irish potato production in Kenya has been on the decline, yet this crop is a major staple and a source of cash from sales. Using a random sample of 127 smallholder farmers in Nyandarua North district this paper applied a dual stochastic efficiency decomposition technique and a two - limit Tobit model, after disaggregating economic efficiency components using a dual stochastic frontier function, to analyze resource...

Author(s): Gideon A. Obare, Daniel O. Nyagaka Wilson Nguyo and Samuel M. Mwakubo

March 2010

An investigation of educational needs of Guilan- Iran's tea–planters

Agriculture has various roles on the development of Iran in different aspects. The most obvious roles are: food preparation, rural's migration prevention to urban areas, preservation of economical and political independence and material preparation for many industries. Tea is one of the crops among agricultural productions which it is still confronted with a series of poor natural and managerial barriers and lack of...

Author(s): Mohammad Karim Motamed , Farisa Irannejad, M. Rezaei and Kurosh Rousta

March 2010

Resource use and efficiency of artisanal fishing in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria

This study determined the cost-returns and the efficiency of resources used in artisanal fishing by fishers in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State Nigeria.  Data used for the study was obtained from primary and secondary sources using a multi-stage random sampling technique. In the first stage, 10 villages out of the 27 villages in Oguta were selected at random. In the second stage, 4 fishers were selected...

Author(s): A. Anene, C. I. Ezeh, and C. O. Oputa