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: November 2010; 2(11)

November 2010

Essence of crop diversification: A study of West Bengal agriculture during 1970 - 1971 to 2004 - 2005

Initiation of some institutional and technological changes mainly the Operation Barga and the introduction of high yielding varieties during the eighties turned West Bengal into a progressive food grain producing state in India. But of late a decelerating tendency in West Bengal agriculture has been noticed especially in terms of growth production of major crops and also the total agricultural production. In this...

Author(s): Bidyut Kumar Ghosh

November 2010

Soil moisture stress mitigation for sustainable upland rice production in the Northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria

Northern Guinea Savanna (NGS) of Nigeria cultivable lands have sandy loam to loamy sand surface textures, low organic matter and are susceptible to erosion (wind and water). To mitigate crop moisture stress, on-farm trials involving contour-ridge-tying and contour ridging were carried out in Albasur and Dansoda villages in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State NGS to conserve soil against erosion and moisture...

Author(s): A. C. Odunze, M. T. Kudi, C. Daudu, J. Adeosun, G. Ayoola, I. Y. Amapu, S. T. Abu, A. Mando, G. Ezui and D. Constance

November 2010

Welfare enhancing growth rates in food grains production: A district level comparison of an Indian state

Maharastra is one of the progressive states in India but it has been reported to be a deficit state for long when one considers to major pursuit of economic activity, which is agriculture. In the present study, an attempt has been made to analyze welfare aspect of growth performance of agriculture of the Maharastra State for the period from 1970/71 to 2005/06 by using Kakwanie’s (1997) growth parameters. Based on...

Author(s): Atanu Sengupta and Chandan Kumar Maity

November 2010

Effects of fertilizer liberalization on maize production in Nigeria

The paper studies the effects of the liberalization of the Nigerian fertilizer sector, vis-à-vis the sustenance of the present dual fertilizer distribution arrangement, on maize production in Nigeria. Time series data was collected for the period 1990-2006. A multiple regression model was specified with aggregate fertilizer use, maize hectarage and a dummy variable designed to capture the effects of the changes...

Author(s): A. A. Ammani, J. F. Alamu and T. M. Kudi