Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009

JDAE Articles in press

Welfare Impact of Genetically Modified TELA® Bt Maize Varieties and their Adoption Among Smallholder Farmers in South Africa

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This study analysed the impact of GM TELA® MON89034 Bt maize technology adoption on the welfare of smallholder maize farmers in South Africa. The TELA® Bt maize yielded 61.1% more output compared to conventional maize varieties. The gross margin analysis showed higher incomes for the TELA® Bt maize farmers (R2,834.93/ha) compared with R2,124.96/ha for the conventional maize farmers. The Propensity Score Matching and the...

Author(s): Nhundu Kenneth, Sylvester Oikeh, Lebogang Madubanya, Kenneth Nhundu, Millicent Sedi, Abbyssinia Mushunje, George Marechera, Caleb Obunyali

Income Over Feed Cost Analysis of Utilizing Selected Fodder Mixture in Smallholder Friesian Dairy Farms in Bomet, Nyandarua, and Nyeri County in Kenya.

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This research delves into the intricate dynamics of the economic feasibility of the various dietary treatments by calculating the Income Over Feed Costs (IOFC) in smallholder dairy farms in; Bomet, Nyandarua, and Nyeri, focusing on the optimization of milk production through strategic dietary supplementation. The study, conducted across diverse regions scrutinizes the economic implications of varying levels of experimental...

Author(s):Caleb Wanyiri Oktoto, James Ombiro Ondiek, Oghaiki Asaah Ndambi

Determining the pathway for commercialization of bioenergy technologies and products among stakeholders in the bioenergy value chain in Baringo County, Kenya

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Bioenergy has emerged as a suitable alternative to fossil fuels with a potential to significantly contribute to the country’s energy targets. However, the well-established fossil fuel industry presents a challenge for the development of a commercially viable bioenergy industry. Other factors such as government policies, financial constraints, lack of stakeholders’ coordination, technical complexities, and market chain...

Author(s):Lilian Achieng Onyango, Oscar Ayuya Ingasia, Kenneth Waluse Sibiko

Urban agricultural practices, challenges, and opportunities: The case of Ambo and Waliso towns, Oromia region, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in the towns of Ambo and Waliso with the main objective of assessing the types, technology use practices, and challenges faced by urban agriculture producers. It focused on all types of urban agricultural practices and related activities carried out in cities. The study used descriptive methods with qualitative survey data. Producers in urban agriculture have adopted and used various agricultural...

Author(s): Dawit Milkias

Gender roles in (Musa Species L.) cultivation: implication for banana bunchy top disease mitigation in Ogun State, Nigeria

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Banana cultivation is economically significant in most tropical countries of Africa including Nigeria. However, inherent gender disparities, rooted in socio-cultural norms affect opportunities along the value chain, with implications for mitigating Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD). A mixed-method research approach including problem tree analysis and focus group discussions (FGD) was employed to gather data from 124 farmers...

Author(s):SolomonAkinyemi Sunday Oluseyi

Assessment of healthy daily nutrition awareness and practices among farm households in afikpo north local government area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

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Stages in human development such as childhood, adolescence, and adulthood as well as state of health, work, or activities, and sickness require specific daily food nutrients. This study assessed farm household’s level of awareness and practice of healthy daily nutrition in Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to collect primary data. Analytical tools...

Author(s):Umeonuora Tochukwu Georgina, Nwofoke Christian Emmanuel

The Effect of Socioeconomic Factors on Household Agro-enterprise Incomes Amongst Dryland Farming Communities in Chepareria Ward, Kenya

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Dry lands cover over 40% of the earth's land surface. 84% of land mass in Kenya is semi and arid lands (ASALs). Chapareria Ward of West Pokot County in Kenya is among the most degraded ASALs. Since 2014, Dryland Farmers Research Network (DFRN) project, a soil and water conservation (SWC) initiative is under implementation in Chepareria ward of West Pokot County. All the SWC activities are community driven and anchored on...

Author(s):Fred K. Wamalwa, Wilson Nge’tich, Syphyline Kebeney, Boniface Alkamoi, Harrison Churu

Project Aid Administration in Post-Covid-19 Era: A Critical Review of Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The study aims to address the question of impact of aid supply on sustainable development. The paper selectively reviews existing body of literature on governance and leadership problems affecting aggregate aid availability. The findings retain the basic idea that donors allocate aid to increasing number of countries with weak governance and leadership structures. As a result, only a fraction of the aid money reaches the...

Author(s):Gamel Abdul-Nasser Salifu , Zubeiru Salifu

Implications of Financial Inclusion for Agricultural Production among Cocoa Producers in the Southwest Region of Cameroon

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Cocoa is Cameroon’s top non-oil export commodity and many farmers especially in the Southwest Region depend on it for their survival. However, the region experiences low production and poverty principally because of financial exclusion. Thus, this study mainly examines the implication of financial inclusion for agricultural production among cocoa producers in the Southwest region of Cameroon. Using semi-structured...

Author(s): Ngwang N. Norbert,Mary-Juliet Egwu BIME

Nexus between financial instability variables and Economic Growth in East African countries

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The study analyzed the interactions between, credit to GDP ratio, Money supply to GDP ratio, Debt to GDP ratio, Inflation rate, and Economic Growth in optimal stabilization outcome for financial variables while the interaction of these financial variables affects the normal stability of the economy as a whole. We employed PVAR modeling to show the interaction between financial instability in 12 East African countries from...

Author(s):Furi Temesgen, Badassa Woltejji, Wondaferahu Mulugeta

Estimating the contribution of producers' cooperatives to the sustainable management of agrochemical pesticides (APs): A case of a rural zone in the Western region of Cameroon

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This article assesses the contribution of 6 main agricultural cooperatives as an institutional organization that can contribute to reducing the overuse of agrochemical pesticides (APs). Using a multistage sampling technique, 560 producers of 6 main cooperatives were selected, based on a survey conducted from May 2020 to July 2021 in seven subdivisions of the Western Region of Cameroon. Various approaches, including the...

Author(s):Christian bernard Kaldjob Mbeh,Lydie Bamou Tankoua,PrecilliaTata Ngome Ijang,Emmanuel Douya

Factors influencing participation and commitment to collective action among smallholder passion fruit farmers in nandi county, Kenya

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Passion fruit is one of the high value horticultural crops cultivated by smallholder farmers because of high returns. The enterprise is gaining inroads in the predominantly cereal growing areas of North Rift. Its production has not been intensified since farmers grow few vines, but they are now forming passion fruit producer and marketing groups. However, the contribution of collective action is not clear. This informed...

Author(s):Walter K. Kibet,Job K. Lagat,Raphael Gitau Kanyingi

Determinants of Adoption of Improved Rice Variety by Small Scale Farmers in Chewaka District of Buno Zone of Oromia Regional State

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Achieving national food security and diversifying export earnings from agricultural products is one of the major challenges currently facing developing countries like Ethiopia. Rice is considered as the “Millennium crop” expected to contribute to ensuring food security in the country. Despite the high production potential and the economic importance of the crop, adoption and dissemination of an improved rice variety is...

Author(s):Galmesa Abebe, Kifle Degefa, Getachew Biru

Technical Efficiency of Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Farming Systems in East Gojjam Zone of Ethiopia: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

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This study analysed the levels of technical efficiency using a cross-sectional data collected from 288 irrigated and non-irrigated potato producers in east Gojjam zone of Ethiopia. The results revealed that there were potato production technical inefficiencies among sample farm households. The tobit model results indicated that access to irrigation, loan size, extension contact, livestock holding, agro-ecology,...

Author(s): Assefa Delesho Kulo

Effect of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) measures disseminated by the Climate Change Resilience through Sustainable Land Management Project on the economic efficiency of maize producers in the communes of Malanville and Kouandé in northern Benin.

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Soil degradation is increasingly becoming a problem for agricultural production due to poor production practices. The search for solutions to this phenomenon has led producers to adopt sustainable land management (SLM) strategies proposed by projects and programs. This study aims to evaluate the effect of SLM measures on the economic efficiency of maize producers who are beneficiaries of the Projet de Résiliences aux...

Author(s):Ahmed Md Tanvir, Md harun- or Rashid, S s r m Mahe Alam Sorwar, Sudhir Chandra Nath

Allocative Efficiency under Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Farming Systems in East Gojjam Zone of Ethiopia: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

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This study analyzed the levels of allocative efficiency using a cross-sectional data collected from randomly selected 288 irrigated and non-irrigated potato producers in east Gojjam zone of Ethiopia..The stochastic frontier analysis results revealed the existence of potato production allocative inefficiencies among sample farm households. Tobit model was used to identify factors affecting allocative efficiency. The tobit...

Author(s):Kulo Assefa Delesho

Determinants of Market Participation and Intensity in Western Ethiopia: Evidence from Smallholder Tef Producers

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Tef is the most common crop produced in Ethiopia. It is the main stable food as well as income generation source. Though tef production is interesting, its productivity is low due to different tef production and market factors. The objective of this paper was to identify factors affecting tef market participation decision and level of market participation of tef producers. For this study, a multi-stage sampling technique...

Author(s):Degefa Kifle, Getachew Biru, Galmesa Abebe

Adoption of Improved Chickpea Technologies in the Northern Western Ethiopian Highlands

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Efforts have been made on promoting improved chickpea technologies. However, the result is not that much impressive. This study aimed to analyze drivers of technology adoption. 224 respondents were used for this study. Multivariate Probit (MVP) and Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) models were employed. The results from MVP model, marginal success probability of adoption decision were 60%, 19%, and 17% for a variety,...

Author(s):Wale Mesfin Fenta Workneh Kassa Tessema Akalu Teshome Firew

Determinants of farmers’ decision to join farmer’s groups. A case of smallholder maize farmers in Uganda

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This study aimed at determining the current level of group membership and the determinants of farmers’ decision to join farmers’ groups in Uganda. Using multistage and simple random sampling techniques, we collected data from 374 maize farmers in Kiryandongo district, western Uganda. Data collection involved interviews between the trained enumerators and the farmers. Data were then entered into SPSS template and then...

Author(s):Midamba Dick Chune, Atukunda Bwesigye Obrine, Ogei Kizito, Alela Beatrice, Mary Kwesiga, Robert Kenneth Alia

Determinants of Wheat Producers Market Outlet Choice in Debre Elias District, North Western Ethiopia: A Multivariate Probit Regression Analysis

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The study was conducted to identify the major wheat market channels and analyze determinants of wheat producers’ market outlet choice decision in Debre Elias Woreda of rural Ethiopia. The study used a cross sectional research design to address the intended problem. The data was obtained from primary sources which were collected from a total of 210 respondents selected by using random sampling technique for both producers...

Author(s):Simeneh Getie Yalew, Bosena Tegegne and Mengistu Ketema

Diffusion of water harvesting for rainfed agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa: Case of zaï practice in Burkina Faso

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After the droughts of the 1970s, the so called zaï technique (small water harvesting pits), which is a water harvesting technique, has been promoted to farmers in several Sahelian countries to allow rainfed crops to adapt to dry spells. Its temporal diffusion remains a subject of little research. This study highlights the determinants of zaï diffusion in the Sahelian and Sudano-Sahelian zones in Burkina Faso. It is based...

Author(s):Beteo Zongo, Bruno Barbier, Omer S. Combary, Abdoulaye Diarra, Rahim Ouédraogo, Abdouramane Gado Djibo, Souleymane Ouédraogo, Patrice Toé, Yacouba Hamma and Thomas Dogot

External Debt as a control of Ethiopian economic progress: A Time Series Analysis from 1991/92-2018/19

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The aim of this paper is to analyze the contribution of Public foreign Debt for Ethiopian economic growth from 1991/92 to 2018/19 using ARDL model. The result indicates that debt service payment and debt service export earnings ratio has adverse effect though it’s trivial in Ethiopian economic growth while the total public foreign debt stock to real GDP has a negative and substantial consequence on real GDP. ADF test...

Author(s):Mengistu Negussie, Malefiya Ebabu Tekea

Technical and economic repository for the collection and transport of raw milk in Niger.

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The aim is to provide actors (Raw milk collectors and processors) in the collection and processing link of the milk value chain with a tool to support activity in a simple and precise manner. The process described here is based on taking (collecting) raw milk from the production area to the processing and /or marketing area. The source of raw milk supply is the agro-pastoralist farms in rural areas. The considered...

Author(s):Yahoussa Gambo, Mamadou Sarr, Salissou Issa, Malam Maman M. Nafiou

An empirical assessment of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on household poverty: The case of Ethiopia

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Currently, a total of 287,184 COVID-19 cases and 4482 deaths have been recorded in Ethiopia, still with a distressing incremental distribution rate. Despite the current fast spread and the inadequate responses of government, organizations, and peoples, the pandemic COVID-19 impacts further trigger the social, political, and economic complexity, which induce the slowdown of economic growth plus the current economic crises...

Author(s):Yimam Seid Damtew

Effect of agricultural credit rationing on repayment Performance: a two stage tobit regression

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The risk in extending agricultural credit is the probability that future payment by the beneficiary will not be made. Moreover, past studies on agricultural credit repayment among farmers stressed that high default rate is a growing concern, and hence, lending to farmers by financial institutions is beginning to prove very difficult. However, past studies showed increasing focus of attention on socio-economic...

Author(s):Olagunju FI, Adeojo RJ, Oriade AO, Awe TE

Milk Market Participation Decision of Households in Asayita District of Afar Region, Ethiopia

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A total of 123 sample respondents was selected using two stage random sampling procedure to collect primary data via interview-based questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tools and econometrics models (Probit mode). Results revealed that, 58.54% of the respondents did not participate in cow milk market supply, while 41.46% participated in the milk market by supplying different quantities of cow...

Author(s):Getachew Wollie Asmare

A critical analysis of factors influencing child labour in onion production, Ghana

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The incidence of child labor in onion farming in Garu has received less attention at the local and national levels. The study examined factors influencing child labor in onion production in Garu in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Primary data were collected from the onion farmers, children involved in onion farming, staff of institutions responsible for ensuring the welfare of children and teachers in Garu-Tempane...

Author(s):Ganiyu Latif, Emmanuel Idemudia Ilori, Feruzah Wuniche Salisu

An Impact Assessment of Agriculture Technological Transfer from China to West Africa: A Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Dynamic Approach

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China’s presence and influence in West Africa is on the rise, given China’s colossal investment in the sub-region’s economy. It is against this background that am impact assessment is conducted by measuring the deviation between the baseline equilibrium against the policy scenarios of low and high agriculture technology transfer. The results of the study exemplify that for an effective impact on agriculture technology...

Author(s):Christopher Belford, Huang Delin, Ebrima Ceesay, Ahmed Yosri Nasi, Jonga Rutendo Happy,Lang Sanyang.

Domestic Remittance: Does it Widen or Close the Income Inequality Gap in the Rural Farming Households in Oyo State Nigeria

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The study in this paper investigated the remittance receipts, income sources, total income, poverty status, and the drivers of poverty among yam farming households in Oyo State. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select 243 rural yam farmers. A questionnaire was used to generate the data used and then analysed using descriptive statistics, Gini coefficients, the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measure,...

Author(s):Esther T. Tolorunju, Chioma P. Adekunle, Solomon O. Oladeji, Tolulope B. Ogunleye

Effects of Regional Trade Policy on Tariff Revenue: Evidence from Latent Gains/Losses by Nigeria

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The study identified all Nigeria’s products of trade, with a view to ascertaining and computing volumes of net trade and corresponding latent gains and or losses sustained in pursuit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) trade policy objectives. Data were soured from United Nations Commodity Trade (UNComtrade), via Trade Analysis and Information System Window. The inherent most-favored-nations tariffs were...

Author(s):Trade Policy, Tariff, Net Trade, Revenue Gains/Losses.

Determinants of microcredit use among small-scale farmers in Ethiopia: Evidence from Raya kobo Woreda, Ethiopia.

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Introduction: most developing countries rely on agriculture for employment creation and income generating activities and the output from agriculture is also high compared to other sectors of the economy. However access to microcredit service is the bottle neck problem and this study addresses the determinants of micro-credit use among small-scale farmers in Ethiopia at a specific woreda of Raya kobo. Methodology: This...

Author(s):Abate Belaye Tefera

The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

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Agricultural trade is closely interconnected with a range of food security and development related issues in the case of developing countries. In this regard, diversification of both trade partners and products traded can play an important role in terms of strengthening food security concerning imports, but also as a means to create a more resilient basket of exports. This article analyses the diversification of global...

Author(s):Cinthia Cabral da Costa, Niels Søndergaard, Marcos Sawaya Jank,

Agricultural services on the Demand and Supply for improving agricultural productivity in Benin

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The Beninese government has undertaken far-reaching reforms in the agricultural service supply in Benin since 2016. The objective of the article was to assess the level of satisfaction of the agricultural services supply and demand and to analyse the determinants of the level of satisfaction of agricultural services in Benin. The primary data used provided from entire national territory by taking into account all...

Author(s):C. Hervé Sossou, Elysée M. Houedjofonon, Victor Codjo, Daniel M. Noukpozounkou, Nestor R. Ahoyo Adjovi

Smallholder Dairy Farming Characterization, Typologies, And Determinants In Nakuru And Nyandarua Counties, Kenya

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Kenya's dairy industry is the largest and one of the most successful in Africa. Private sector dominates the sector and milk production is majorly from small-scale farms. Despite the policies in place for the dairy subsector, smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya still exhibit poor economic status mostly attributed to inefficiencies and inadequacies in production and commercialization that differs from farmer to farmer. This...

Author(s):Geoffrey Ochieng Otieno, Kavoi Mutuku Muendo and Robert Matwete Mbeche

Economic Impact of DroughtTEGO® Hybrid Maize in Kenya

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This paper utilizes the Economic Surplus Model (ESM) to provide an ex-post evaluation of the economic impact of drought tolerant hybrid maize technology in Kenya. Results indicate that the adoption of DroughtTEGO® varieties will generate economic benefit to producers with a net present value of US$ 2.1 billion over a 20-year period. These benefits are sustainable when adoption levels remain above 32% and yield advantage at...

Author(s):Willy Daniel Kyalo, Ibrahim Macharia, George Marechera, Grace Muinga,Steven Mugo, Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o, Ruth Rotich, James Karanja, Caleb Obunyali and Sylvester Oikeh

Factors Affecting the Choice of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Extremes: A Case Study of Smallholder farmers in Southern Zambia

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In Zambia, droughts and floods have increased both in frequency and intensity. The main objective of this study was to assess smallholder farmers adaptation to climate extremes and the determinants in Southern Zambia. A total of 270 smallholder farmers were sampled using Cochran’s single proportion method and primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. The study results showed that the majority of the...

Author(s):Kiru Sichoongwe and Jinxia Wang

Tackling Expected Poverty among Maize Farmers in Northern Ghana: The Role of Weedicide Adoption

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The study investigated the effect of weedicide adoption on households’ chances of being transiently and chronically poor, using a panel data from the three rounds of the Northern Region maize farmers’ survey undertaken in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by the Innovation for Poverty Action. A sample of 1017 households was used for this study. The ex-ante mean and variance consumption were estimated by applying the three-stage Feasible...

Author(s): Afful Benedict

Effect of Healthcare Accessibility on Cocoa Farmers' Food Security in Ondo State, Nigeria

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Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers’ food security explored latest research from the economic, medical and food security literature concerning the eminence of care, physical accessibility, cost, availability of the right type of care for those in need, and its significances on food security, with a focus on healthcare personnel availability. A multistage (five-stage) sampling procedure was employed to...

Author(s): Ajayi Oluwabukola Esther, Olajide O. Adeola

Factors Affecting Loan Repayment Performance of Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Microfinance Institutions in Toke Kutaye District, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

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The main purpose of this study was to identify the factors determining loan repayment performance of smallholder farmers; and to evaluate the based performance of the Microfinance Institutions operating in Toke Kutaye district. To select sample respondents for the study, multi-stage sampling method was used. Primary data were collected using structured questionnaires from 122 randomly selected smallholder farmer clients....

Author(s):Dawit Dandano

What influences uptake of alternative pest management practices by potato farmers? Evidence from six counties in Kenya

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Potato pest and disease management has been dominated by chemical pesticides, despite their undesirable effects on the environment, food safety and human health. This study explores factors influencing intensity of uptake of alternative pest management practices among potato farmers in Kenya, through a survey of 1,002 farmers in six main potato growing counties in the country. A Poisson count model was used to determine...

Author(s):Mugambi Idah Karambu

Assessment of non-timber forest products utilization in Kwabaktina forest reserve, Adamawa State, Nigeria

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This study assessed Non-Timber Forest Products utilization in Kwabaktina Forest Reserve, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Data were collected through semi-structured questionnaire, field observation, personal interview and focused group discussion. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings revealed some available NTFPs in the study area which included: Borassus fruit,...

Author(s): Sambe Leoskali

Evaluation of the Resource Efficiency of Guinea Fowl Production in the Savelegu-Nanton District of the Northern Region of Ghana

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Guinea fowl production offers an income source that could reduce the incidence of poverty of rural householders in Northern Ghana, considered one of the poorest regions in West Africa, due to its unimodal rainfall patterns that restrict the year-round production of crops. However, information on profitability and resource use in guinea fowl production in Northern Ghana is very limited. We assessed the resource-use...

Author(s):Anaman Kwabena Asomanin

Modernization of family farms improves the sustainability of food security for farm households in Burkina Faso

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Family farms are poorly modernized in Burkina Faso despite their predominance in the country’s agriculture and their major contribution to national food production. Convincing evidence of the contribution of family farm modernization to food security is needed to support advocacy. This study used data from recent national longitudinal surveys and Cox semi-parametric regression methods to explore the effect of factors of...

Author(s):Bougma Moussa

Outcomes of Block Farm Program on Income and Food Security among Smallholders’ Households in Northern Ghana

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The government of Ghana implemented the Block Farm Program (BFP) as a policy response to high food insecurity among households. The program was implemented to increase smallholders’ income through increased crop production, and by extension improve household food security. The program supported beneficiary farmers to produce maize, rice, and soybeans, which are considered as food security and income generating crops. ...

Author(s):Kwaku Dei Antwi

Determinants of Irrigation Participation Decision of Female in Ethiopia; Accessibility Matters (In West Shewa Zone, Bako Tibe Woreda)

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In almost every country women tend to participate in labor force less likely than men due to many reasons. However, there is also gap among females themselves on how much time they spend on labor time attributable to age, education and any characteristics of females. The study assessed determinants of female irrigation participation using probit model based up on data obtained from sampled population of randomly selected...

Author(s):Fayisa Tasfaye Fikadu

Determinants of Savings among Rice Farmers in Lafia Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria : A Double-Hurdle Model Approach

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The level of savings in Nigeria is low despite its significance in supporting the growth of rural enterprises. This study uses a double-hurdle model regression approach in assessing the drivers of rice farmers’ savings. The objectives of the study were to estimate farmers’ cash and kind savings, and determine the factors that influence the decision to save as well as the level of savings. Data were collected using a...

Author(s):Saleh Abdulkarim Onah

Wheat Marketing and Level of Wheat Production The Case of Tiyo woreda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.

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Objectives:The major objective of this research is assessment wheat marketing determinants in Tiyo Woreda of Oromia regions, Ethiopia. Methods: Both primary and secondary data collected from the farm households, different publications, from woreda office, etc used in the study. The qualitative and quantitative data were mixed in a single study using mixed method research approach. The total of 70 sample size were...

Author(s):Gelgelu Guye Deksiso

Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Growth for South Africa’s Table Grape Regions: Evidence from Panel Data (2009-2017)

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This paper endeavours to investigate agricultural productivity growth of table grapes in South Africa as there is a paucity of literature on the subject. Using panel data from five table grape growing regions in South Africa for the years 2009 to 2017, we estimate the constituents of total factor productivity (TFP) using the Malmquist index through the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method with distance...

Author(s):Lindikaya Myeki, Thulasizwe Mkhabela, Sifiso Ntombela, Bonani Nyhodo

Determinants of Market Exit Choice among Small Beef Cattle Producers: Evidence from Ethiopia's West Hararghe Zone

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Choosing the appropriate marketing channels from existing ones to distribute agricultural production is not a simple task, as there are a number of factors that influence producers to choose such relevant channels. Thus, the present study was designed to examine the factors affecting the choice of market exit among small producers of beef cattle in the West Hararghe area of Ethiopia. The multistage sampling technique was...

Author(s):Adunea Dinku

Market chain analysis of teff in southwest shewa zone

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Teff accounts for the largest share of the cultivated area and the major cash crops grown mainly for market in the study area. But the nature of the product on one hand and lack of properly functioning marketing system on the other often resulted in lower producers’ price. So that, this research attempted to analyze the market chain of teff in Tole woreda Oromia Region of Ethiopia with specific objective of assessing...

Author(s):Tariku Lagese

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