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: November 2013; 5(11)

November 2013

Understanding the performance of food production in sub-Saharan Africa and its implications for food security

The performance of the food production sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is critical for a number of reasons. Domestic production is the principal avenue to ensuring access to affordable food in poor countries with limited capacity to import food. The multiplier effect of sustainable food production on the economy is considerable as it has direct linkage with other activities such as transportation, marketing, tourism...

Author(s): M. Demeke, F. Di Marcantonio and C. Morales-Opazo,

November 2013

Eradicating extreme poverty among the rural poor in Uganda through poultry and cattle improvement programmes - A Review

Uganda is still struggling with chronic poverty and malnutrition especially among women and children despite the targeted efforts towards eradicating poverty by transforming subsistence agriculture to intensive or commercial agriculture that have been in place for the last 13 years. The aim of this paper was therefore to analyze the Republic of Uganda’s current strategy on eradication of extreme hunger and...

Author(s): J. Ekou

November 2013

Econometric analysis of suitability and marginal value productivity of farmlands for cassava production in Imo State, Nigeria

Indiscriminate allocation of farm farmlands beyond efficient level affect farmers return, hence suitability and standard value of lands for cassava production for optimal use were investigated. Data were obtained using a multi-stage sampling technique, from a sample of 203 cassava farmers in the state and were analysed using descriptive statistics, land productivity ratio and econonometric tools. Most farmers are female...

Author(s): Ehirim, N. C. , R. A. Okere, S. U. O. Onyeagocha, M. A. Y Rahji, T. T. Awoyemi, B. I. Oluwatayo and K. K. Salman

November 2013

Economic impacts of cassava research and extension in Malawi and Zambia

This paper estimates the economic impacts of cassava research and extension in Malawi and Zambia over the period 1990-2008. The data come from sample household surveys, planting material production records, and a series of cassava improvement experiments conducted in the two countries. Past investments in cassava improvement have led to the development and release of a good number of high-yielding and cassava mosaic...

Author(s): Arega D. Alene, R. Khataza, C. Chibwana, P. Ntawuruhunga and C. Moyo

November 2013

Economic assessment of yam production in Kabba- Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria

This study examined the economic assessment of yam production in Kabba- Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Data used for the study were obtained using structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered to 150 randomly selected yam farmers in the area. Descriptive statistics, multiple regression and gross margin (GM) analysis were used to analyze the data. The regression result showed that, farm...

Author(s): Ibitoye, Stephen Jimoh and Onimisi J. A.