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: October-December 2021; 13(4)

October 2021

Competitive strategies for purchasing of cocoa by licensed buying companies in Ghana: The determinants and performance implications

This study explored the different competitive strategies used by the Licensed Buying Companies (LBC), the determinants of their choices and how it affected their performance. It also determined whether these strategies used influenced a farmer’s decision to sell the cocoa beans to the LBCs as well as the constraints faced by farmers and the LBCS in doing business. Primary data was used for this study. Descriptive...

Author(s): John-Eudes Bakang, Alexander Annor Frimpong, Seth Etuah, Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum, Isaac Nii Sowah, Emmanuel Amponsah Doodo, Mark Amponsah, Evelyn Kyeraa Boateng and Mariama Iddrisu  

October 2021

Household dietary diversity in rural households of Oromia Regional state, Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Household dietary diversity (HDD) is an important nutrition outcome measuring the economic ability of a household to access a variety of foods during a determined period. This paper examines the determinants of HDD among wheat dominated rural households of Sinana District, Oromia Regional State. Multi stage sampling procedure was used to select 384 sample households. Data were collected using structured survey...

Author(s): Dereje Derso, Degefa Tolossa and Abrham Seyoum  

November 2021

The role of informal commodity traders’ association in the marketing of farm products in selected rural markets in Ghana

This article is aimed at examining how the activities of women trader’s association in rural market of Ghana affect the marketing of agriculture products of smallholder farmers. Hundred market women trades’ association operators from ten rural markets were interviewed. A case study analysis technique was used for data analysis. The results showed that women trader’s associations are a useful phenomenon...

Author(s): Solomon Abekah Keelson and Isaac Nanekum  

November 2021

An evaluation of the effects of revolving funds on dairy inputs’ use in Chepalungu Sub-County, Kenya

The major challenge facing agricultural investments in Kenya is not the adoption of emerging technologies but the empirical question is whether the adopters really benefit from adoption. While extant literature has been focusing on whether farmers adopt to presented technologies, the novelty of this study is to present whether the adopters really benefit from adoption. The objective of the study was to evaluate the...

Author(s): Norah Chepkirui, George Owuor and Lawrence Kibet