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: September, 2015 ; 7(9)

September 2015

The effect of drought risk perception on local people coping decisions in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

In an attempt to address the objectives of examining factors influencing smallholders’ drought risk perception and coping to climate variability and change, this study utilized household level data collected from 384 households and employed Heckman selection model for its analysis. The study revealed that perceiving climate variability and change does not always guarantee coping and adaptation responses,...

Author(s): Yoseph Melka, Habtemariam Kassa, Mengistu Ketema, Degnet Abebaw and Ute Schmiedel

September 2015

Determinants of Access to Credit Financial Services by Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

Credit financial access has been argued to be the engine of sustainable rural development and a factor necessary for household food security and poverty reduction. This study sought to establish the main factors that affect smallholder farmers’ access to credit financial services in Kenya. The logistic regression  results indicates that, the marginal effects of education level, occupation and access to...

Author(s): Joyce C. Kiplimo, Evans Ngenoh, Walter Koech and Jullius K. Bett

September 2015

Crop commercialization and smallholder farmers` livelihood in Tigray region, Ethiopia

This study examined the household level factors affecting the intensity of crop commercializationa and its impacts on livelihood of smallholder farmers. The study was conducted in six villages/tabiasb in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The estimated results showed that ownership of oxen, amount and quality of yield harvested, and training on crop marketing have a positive and significant effect on intensity of crop...

Author(s): Gebreslassie Hailua, Kebede Manjureb and Kiros-Meles Aymutc