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: 485

Table of Content: May 2013; 5(5)

May 2013

The dilemma of biodiversity and specialization in agricultural development

  The impact and usefulness of specialization and diversification strategies of agricultural research in developing countries is reviewed. The specialization strategy is based on principles of optimization on resources allocation in the spatial context, and it typically prevails over diversification strategy that considers inter-temporal resources allocation. However, diversification strategies offer...

Author(s): Price Edwin, Kibriya Shahriar and Zhang Yu

May 2013

Measuring diet quantity and quality dimensions of food security in rural Ethiopia

  Food insecurity is an overriding problem of most developing countries like Ethiopia, which requires empirical evidence pertinent to food security policy formulation and implementation. This paper investigates food security situation of households by surveying 260 farm households randomly and proportionately sampled from the major farming systems in Ethiopia. Households’ daily calorie availability and...

Author(s): Degye Goshu, Belay Kassa and Mengistu Ketema

May 2013

Effects of international fund for agricultural development (IFAD) credit supply on rural farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria

  This study evaluated the effect of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) credit supply on rural farmers in Rivers state. Data for the study were collected using a structured questionnaire administered to 90 farmer’s beneficiaries using a multi-stage sampling technique. The regression result shows that semi-log function gave the best fit with the highest value of coefficient of multiple...

Author(s): Tasie C. M.

May 2013

Determinants of access to agricultural credit among crop farmers in a farming community of Nasarawa State, Nigeria

  Farmers’ limited access to agricultural credit facilities is one of the major factors responsible for the declining agricultural productivity in Nigeria. Hence, this study aims to identify determinants of access to agricultural credit among smallholder farmers in Doma Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The data were obtained from 125 farmers by administered structured questionnaire...

Author(s): K. I. Etonihu, S. A. Rahman and S. Usman

May 2013

Estimating technical efficiency of small scale beef cattle fattening in the lake zone in Tanzania

  This study examines the technical efficiency of small-scale beef cattle fattening in eight districts of Mwanza and Shinyanga regions, the lake zone in Tanzania. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which was administered to 90 randomly selected cattle fatteners from the eight districts. Data were analyzed using descriptive methods and stochastic frontier production function approach. The...

Author(s): S. N. Mlote, N. S. Y. Mdoe, A. C. Isinika and L. A. Mtenga