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 2014; 6(5)

May 2014

Measurement of technical efficiency of smallholder fish production in Ghana: A stochastic frontier approach

This paper examines the level and determinants of technical efficiency of smallholder fish production in seven of the ten regions of Ghana. We employ the single-stage stochastic frontier approach in this study. Regional location, feed, fingerlings and labour are found to influence technical efficiency positively and significantly. However, formal education, marital status, membership in fish farmer groups and contact...

Author(s): Christian Crentsil and Felix Larry Essilfie

May 2014

The effects of land tenure practices on agricultural output in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

The study examined the agricultural land use of small holders in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. It provides both qualitative and quantitative information about the prevailing agricultural land use practices in the study area. Various aspects of the existing agricultural practices (such as land use types, mode of access to land, implements and labour characteristics...

Author(s): Kim Idoma and Muhammad Isma’il

May 2014

Trend and determinants of multidimensional poverty in rural Nigeria

Government continues to initiate programmes to address the challenge of  poverty in Nigeria.This paper investigates  the poverty levels over time using the multidimensional approach and estimates its determinants; using the National Living Standard Survey data of 2004 and 2010. The Alkire-Foster methodology and the Logit model were employed for analysis. The result showed that 70% of rural households are...

Author(s): ADEOTI, Adetola I.

May 2014

Analysis of determinants of farm-level adaptation measures to climate change in Southern Africa

The study examines farmer adaptation strategies to climate change in Southern Africa based on a cross-section database of three countries (South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). A multivariate discrete choice model was used to analyse the determinants of farm-level adaptation strategies. Results confirm that access to credit, free extension services, awareness of climate change are critical determinants of farm-level...

Author(s): Charles Nhemachena, Rashid Hassan and James Chakwizira