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: 538

Table of Content: May 2011; 3(5)

May 2011

Residents decision-making in tourism at Sitatunga’s swampy habitat: Saiwa National Park, Kenya

The local community is one of the most important stakeholders in tourism development. Local people could participate in tourism through policy and planning process; benefits sharing or owning community projects. However, in most instances, private benefit of conservation to individuals, households and even entire community are not made clear or may be non-existent. This research examines the level of participation by...

Author(s): Ngeno Vincent, Rop Wendi, Langat B., Korir M. K. and Kipsat M. J.

May 2011

Landslide movement monitoring using GPS technology: A case study of Bakthang landslide, Gangtok, East Sikkim, India

Landslide is a general term used to describe the down-slope of soil, rock and organic material under the influence of gravity. Several parts of northeastern region of India are vulnerable to landslide and moss movements. Nowadays, the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has shown that it is capable to monitor sub-centimeter deformations of this ground movement. The main advantage of GPS sensors is that GPS...

Author(s): M. S. Rawat, Varun Joshi, B. S. Rawat and K. Kumar

May 2011

Household food security in a commercialized subsistence economy: A case of smallholder tea famers in Nandi south district, Kenya

Policies fronting commercialization of agriculture in Kenya assumed that realization of increased household incomes through cultivation of cash crops, would guarantee improved food security and subsequent reduction of poverty. However, most communities in Kenya growing cash crops still struggle to put food on the table. Population pressure has led to competition for limited land resource, coupled with unfavourable...

Author(s): Langat B. K., NgénoV. K., SuloT. K., Nyangweso P. M., Korir M. K. Kipsat, M. J. and  Kebenei J. S.

May 2011

Methodological guidelines for tracking public agricultural expenditure with illustrations from Zambia

The signing of the Maputo Declaration in 2003 by African Union member states requiring them to allocate 10% of national budget to agriculture, necessitates a framework or system that tracks how much is being spent, where it is being spent, what it is being spent on and for whom, and how it has changed over time in relation to the set targets. This paper provides such a framework and illustrates its use using data from...

Author(s): J. Govereh, P. Chilonda, E. Malawo, T. S. Jayne and L. Rugube