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 2015; 7(10)

October 2015

Assessment of innovative market access options for banana value chain in Uganda

Smallholder banana farmers depend almost entirely on fresh banana for their livelihoods in Uganda. Similarly, other banana value chain (BVC) actors specialize in the trade of the fresh fruit for income and employment. Therefore, improving the efficiency of market access options in Uganda’s banana sub-sector is one way that banana value chain actors can benefit through the sale of their banana products. In order to...

Author(s): Ariho Alex, Makindara Jeremia, Tumwesigye George and Sikira Anna

October 2015

Root and tuber expansion programme and poverty reduction among farmers in Southwest Nigeria

This paper evaluates the ex post impact of farmers’ adoption of Root and Tubers Expansion Program (RTEP) on yield, crop income and poverty in rural Nigeria by means of primary data collected from 161 households in 3 local government areas in South West Nigeria. Using FGT poverty measures and propensity score matching techniques the study found that poverty incidence is higher by about 23% among non beneficiaries...

Author(s): Okoruwa Victor Olusegun, Ogheneruemu Obi-Egbedi and Lydia Ololade Adeniran

October 2015

Economic Determinants of the Performance of Public Irrigation Schemes in Kenya

The study aimed at establishing the determinants of public irrigation scheme performance in Kenya and give policy recommendations using panel fixed effect regression model. The results indicated that, the size of land under irrigation had a significant (at 1%) and positive effect on the performance of public irrigation scheme. Similarly, per acre operations and maintenance cost that was collected in the scheme had a...

Author(s): E. Ngenoh, L. K. Kirui, B. K. Mutai, M. C. Maina and W. Koech

October 2015

The effect of roll back malaria programme on farmers productivity in Benue State, Nigeria

The study analyzed the effect of Roll Back Malaria Programme (RBM) on farmer’s productivity in Benue State of Nigeria. Roll Back Malaria Programme is a global framework for coordinated action against malaria. A multi-stage random sampling technique was used in selecting 206 respondents from six Local Governments Areas. Data was collected with the aid of well structured questionnaires. The Cobb-Douglas stochastic...

Author(s): Obekpa H. O., Abu G. A. and Aye G. C.

October 2015

The status of food availability in the face of climate change and variability in Choke Mountain Watersheds, Central Ethiopia

Food insecurity is an integral part of poverty in Ethiopia owing to agricultural production to be less able to adapt to climate change. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the status of food availability in the face of climate change and variability in Choke Mountain Watersheds, Central Ethiopia. For this purpose structured household questionnaire, Key Informant Interview, Group discussion and field...

Author(s): Demeku Mesfin Adane, Addisu Damtew Atnafe and Husen Maru Ahmed