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: 482

Table of Content: March 2013; 5(3)

March 2013

Macro, mezzo and micro-level analysis of gender responsive budgeting in Rwanda

This study focuses on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as an alternative approach for equitable allocation of gender resources for men, women, boys and girls in Rwanda. This study uses purposive sampling technique to identify 115 respondents from institutions and gender machineries in Rwanda. Face to face interviews and focus group discussions were utilised to gather primary data base. The empirical results indicated...

Author(s): Siringi Elijah Mirwoba

March 2013

Factors affecting household access to enough food in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

  South Africa is experiencing rapid increase in food prices while household income is increasing at a slower rate. This antagonistic state has positioned ordinary South Africans, at present struggling to meet their basic household requirements, more vulnerable to food security. The objectives of the study were to determine factors that affect household access to enough food in Eastern Cape...

Author(s): L. Musemwa, L. Zhou, S. Ndhleve and F. Aghdasi

March 2013

Producer characteristics and determinants of technical efficiency of tomato based production systems in Ghana

This paper uses cross-sectional data collected from 126 small scale tomato farmers in the forest, forest-savannah transition and the guinea savannah agro-ecological zones in 2011 to examine the characteristics of tomato based producing households in Ghana. It involved a description of the demographic characteristics of sampled farmers and an investigation of the production practices. This study further investigated the...

Author(s): B. O. Asante, M. K. Osei, A. A. Dankyi, J. N. Berchie, M. B. Mochiah, J. N. L. Lamptey, J. Haleegoah, K. Osei and G. Bolfrey-Arku

March 2013

Assessing the evidence of climate variability in the northern part of Ethiopia

  In semi-arid highlands of northern Ethiopia, episodes of droughts of varying severity and duration occur. The occurrence of these droughts is associated mainly with the seasonal rainfall variability. This study attempts to investigate the temporal and spatial variability of climate parameters, particularly rainfall and temperature for the period 1954-2008. Standardized rainfall anomaly was used to examine the...

Author(s): Tagel Gebrehiwot and Anne van der Veen

March 2013

Determinants of income diversification among rural households: The case of smallholder farmers in Fedis district, Eastern hararghe zone, Ethiopia

  This paper examines the determinants of income diversification among rural households using cross sectional data collected from Fedis District of Eastern Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Both descriptive statistics and rigorous econometric models are used to analyze the data. Multinomial logit model was used to pinpoint factors influencing households’ participation in non/off-farm activities while the...

Author(s): Amare Demissie and Belaineh Legesse