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 2012; 4(12)

October 2012

Climate change and food security in the developing world: Potential of maize and wheat research to expand options for adaptation and mitigation

  Maize and wheat are two of the most important food crops worldwide. Together with rice, they provide 30% of the food calories to 4.5 billion people in almost 100 developing countries.Predictions suggest that climate change will reduce maize production globally by 3 to 10% by 2050 and wheat production in developing countries by 29 to 34%. This will coincide with a substantial increase in demand for...

Author(s): Jon Hellin, Bekele Shiferaw, Jill E. Cairns, Matthew Reynolds, Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio, Marianne Banziger, Kai Sonder and Roberto La Rovere

October 2012

Prevalent agricultural credit system in River Nile State of Sudan

  Agricultural finance in Sudan is considered as one of the main factors affecting food crop production. This study provides an overarch analysis of current trends in financing the main field crops in the public irrigated schemes of the River Nile State (RNS) and analyzes various agricultural credit mechanisms that have been used in the state. It assesses a plausible framework in order to increase agricultural...

Author(s): Elgilany A. Ahmed, Hamid H. M. Faki, Hashim A. Elobeid and Abubkr Hussein