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: 552

JDAE Articles

Impact of adoption lag of soil and water conservation practices on crop productivity in Sio-Malaba Malakisi Basin of Kenya-Uganda border

July 2024

The increasing need to feed a fast-growing population has significantly led to land degradation and a substantial reduction of soil and crop productivity globally, due to soil overexploitation. Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices (SWCPs) improves crop productivity and reduces soil erosion rates. However, the adoption of SWCPs is still low in many countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Moreover, even...

Author(s): Hyacinthe Nyirahabimana , Alice Turinawe, Jakob Lederer, Jeninah Karungi  

Assessing livelihood strategy choices among spice farmers in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

May 2024

In Tanzania, spice farming is primarily concentrated within the Eastern Arc Mountains, a designated conservation area presenting a unique interplay of economic sustenance, environmental conservation, and geographical challenges. This study aimed to identify and understand the livelihood strategies employed by spice farmers, as well as to examine the various determinants influencing their decision-making process in...

Author(s): Jacqueline G. Kajembe, Göran Bostedt, Yonika M. Ngaga and Jumanne M. Abdallah  

Impact evaluation of an agricultural input subsidy to mitigate COVID-19 effects on small holder farmers: A case of Uganda

May 2024

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic shocked most economic activities, including agriculture and food production, with limited access to key inputs such as labor, seeds, fertilizer, and other agrochemicals. Food marketing and trade were equally disrupted as cash flows, liquidity, and credit access were constrained. Different countries, organizations, and households improvised various strategies and measures to mitigate...

Author(s): Proscovia Renzaho Ntakyo, Johnny Mugisha and Robert Bangizi  

Factors influencing poultry farmer’s behaviour on record keeping in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

April 2024

The study investigated the factors influencing poultry farmer’s record-keeping behaviour in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. A well-structured questionnaire was employed to solicit information from 150 poultry farmers using a three-stage sampling technique. The research employed descriptive statistics and Probit regression. Research results revealed that the majority (72.7%) of poultry farmers were male, having the age...

Author(s): Otu William Ibok, Kesit K. Nkeme, Ekemini Alfred Okon and Oto-Obong Jeremiah Obot  

Determinants of post-harvest losses of plantain in the Sassandra-Marahoué district, Côte d'Ivoire

April 2024

This study analysed the determinants of post-harvest losses of plantain in the Sassandra-Marahoué District to contribute to the reduction of post-harvest losses of agricultural products. To this end, a fractional response regression model was implemented on primary data randomly collected from 220 plantain growers. The results indicated that the area of production, the place of plantain in the production system,...

Author(s): Chiapo Adassé Christophe and Akahoua Simon N cho  

Factors affecting farmers’ participation in contract farming: The case of soybean producers in the eastern corridor of the northern region of Ghana

April 2024

Contract farming (CF) is gaining traction as a vital solution for improving the fortunes of Ghana's small-scale soybean farmers. Government and non-governmental organizations, such as the Savanna Farmers Marketing Company (SFMC), the Northern Development Authority (NDA), and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), have begun contracting farmers to cultivate soybeans in Ghana, particularly in the Northern...

Author(s): Abdulai Y., Abdulai A. M. and Abdul-Manan K.  

Determinants of utilization of banana value addition among small-scale agripreneurs in Kenya: A case of Kisii County

March 2024

There is an increased demand for banana fruit and its processed products among both rural and urban populations. Value addition has the potential to reduce postharvest losses, increase crop productivity, and enhance crop income. Despite the promotion of banana value addition by government and non-governmental organizations, its utilization remains low in Kisii county, Kenya. There is a lack of information on the...

Author(s): Agnes Nyabwari Ntabo, Dickson Otieno Okello and Elijah Nzula Muange  

Assessing the determinants of farm households’ choice of livelihood diversification strategies in Sub Zoba Debarwa, Eritrea

November 2023

Smallholder rural farm households face increasing pressure to diversify their livelihood strategies to supplement their meager and unstable agricultural productivity. The objective of the study was to assess the determinants of smallholder rural farm households’ choice of livelihood diversification strategies in sub-Zoba Debarwa, Zoba Debub, and Eritrea. Data were collected from 201 randomly selected rural...

Author(s): Ghirmai Tesfamariam Teame and Degol Abrham Tekle  

Vertical market linkages between smallholder African indigenous vegetables farmers and other market actors in Bungoma County

June 2023

The study aimed at determining the vertical market linkages that exist between smallholder African indigenous vegetable (AIV) farmers and other actors in Bungoma County, Kenya. Multistage sampling was employed to identify a sample of 384 respondents. Primary data collection was accomplished through observations and interviews using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using STATA. The results...

Author(s): Scolastica Nanjala Nambafu, Hillary Bett and Kenneth Waluse Sibiko  

Characterising agricultural holdings in Uganda: Inputs to improving policy formulation

March 2023

This manuscript shows a characterisation of critical agricultural household features that are fundamental for performance of agricultural activities in Uganda. Data from the 2018 Annual Agricultural Survey show that these households are exposed to a series of circumstances that make agriculture a challenging enterprise to undertake, but at the same time essential for subsistence. These challenges are mainly associated...

Author(s): Roberto Ariel Telleria Juarez and Maxmillian Tusiime  

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

February 2023

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...

Author(s): Agani Oninkitan, Jacob Afouda Yabi, Filikibirou Tassou Zakari and Kassimou Issaka  

Effect of coronavirus on students’ food security status: A case of University of Cape Coast, Ghana

October 2022

Coronavirus is a novel virus that hit the world starting from developed countries to under-developed countries. Ghana is amongst the countries in Africa that observed some level of confinement by their government leading to the shutdown of various institutions including schools. The resulting impact of the policy saw students being more vulnerable to food insecurity and related issues. This paper examines the effect of...

Author(s): Selorm Omega, Alexander T. K. Nuer, Comfort Mathew, Abel Abah, Blessing Mathew and Peter K. Omega  

Exploring the drivers of technical efficiency in Senegal’s agricultural production sector

September 2022

Most agricultural farmers in Senegal make limited use of key agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, certified seeds, irrigation, mechanization and pesticides. Such situation happens in a context where most farmers are exposed to droughts, land degradation, and erratic climatic shocks. These factors typically lead to negative effects on technical efficiency, and therefore unfavorable outcome results in terms of food...

Author(s): Telleria Juarez Roberto Ariel and Marco Antonio Romay Hochkofler  

Determinants of agricultural commercialization in smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe: The case of Zhombe North Rural District

August 2022

Agricultural commercialization raises farm incomes and improves living standards in African farming populations. Despite its importance, it remains low in Africa. Limited studies in agricultural commercialization have explored different tools for analysis given the agricultural commercialization indicators with zeros and fractions. This paper addresses methodological issue and adds literature on factors affecting...

Author(s): Pamela Madududu, Faustino Madzokere, Newettie Jambo and Freddy Ruzhani  

Adoption of electronic commerce by agribusiness small medium enterprises in the upper east region of Ghana

August 2022

Technological evolution has triggered more advanced market-based approaches to the transfer of goods, services, and information. In Ghana, Agribusiness small-medium enterprises' electronic commerce adoption is concentrated in Accra and Kumasi. This study spotting the research gap in Agribusiness small-medium enterprises' electronic commerce adoption selected the Upper East Region for the study. The study is...

Author(s): Selorm Omega, Selorm Akaba, and William Ghartey  

Impacts of cassava whitefly pests on the productivity of East and Central African smallholder farmers

July 2022

A key constraint to smallholder cassava production systems in Africa is the cassava whitefly pest species. These pests are a group of several cryptic species within Bemisia tabaci that cause direct damage to cassava and vector viruses that cause disease. We employ a farm-level stochastic production frontier (SPF) model to determine the impacts of the cassava whitefly pests on the productivity and technical efficiency...

Author(s): Paul Mwebaze, Sarina Macfadyen, Paul De Barro, Anton Bua, Andrew Kalyebi, Fred Tairo, Donald Kachigamba, Christopher Omongo and John Colvin  

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

May 2022

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....

Author(s): Beteo Zongo, Omer S. Combary, Souleymane Ouédraogo, Patrice Toé and Thomas Dogot

The impact of socio-economic factors on livestock farmers’ knowledge and skills in the Eastern Cape Province: The case of Marselle farmers

April 2022

Marselle farmers have continued to struggle to produce effectively despite obtaining free land and funding from the Land Bank. One key challenge thought to be behind this poor performance is the farmers’ lack of proper livestock farming skills and knowledge. This study thus sought to determine the effect of various socio-economic factors on the acquisition of critical livestock rearing skills and knowledge of...

Author(s): Tshuma M. C.  

Analysis of institutional credit accessibility among small-holder poultry farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria

April 2022

Agricultural finance is needed for sustainable agricultural production and improved farm income. The study analysed the accessibility of institutional credit among poultry farmers in Rivers State. Specifically, it described the socio-economic features of the farmers, identified the institutionally-based agricultural credit sources and credit amount requested by farmers. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics and...

Author(s): Zelda Anne Elum and Ugochi Obiajunwa  

The impact of institutional quality on living standards: Evidence from 20 sub-Sahara African (SSA) countries

March 2022

After it has been hypothesized and empirically validated that institutional quality (InQ) is an essential ingredient for development, examining whether InQ impacts living standards (LStds) is a worthwhile exercise. Using data from 2000 to 2019 on 20 SSA countries, this study modelled the impact of InQ on LStds in a VAR framework, upon satisfactory data suitability tests. The impulse response functions and forecast error...

Author(s): Iddrisu Suhaibu, Alhassan Andani and Solomon Abugre Anafo  

Contract farming and farmers’ well-being: The case of yam farmers in the Mion district of the Northern Region of Ghana

March 2022

This study assesses contract farming effect on the well-being of yam farmers in the Mion district of the Northern region of Ghana. Through descriptive survey design 400 smallholder farmers in the district were surveyed with interviews and focus group discussion used to collect data from the sampled farmers. Descriptive statistics, factors analysis and Propensity Scores Matching were used to analyze the data. The...

Author(s): Ibrahim A. Yakubu, Hudu Zakaria and Samuel S. K. Allotey  

Analysis of constraints to poverty reduction among smallholder farmers in Northern Region, Ghana

January 2022

The northern part of Ghana is bedeviled with high incidence of poverty with threatening food insecurity. Agriculture is the main stay of the people in northern Ghana. In spite of the introduction of variety of poverty reduction strategies, the region remains the hardest hit in terms of the numbers of poor people. This study sought to evaluate the constraints to poverty reduction among farmers in the northern region. The...

Author(s): Abdul-Mumin Abdulai  

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

November 2021

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  

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

November 2021

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  

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

October 2021

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  

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

October 2021

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  

An impact assessment of agriculture technological transfer from China to West Africa: A computable general equilibrium (CGE) dynamic approach

September 2021

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 impact assessment was 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...

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

Effects of regional trade policy on tariff revenue: Evidence from latent gains/Losses by Nigeria

September 2021

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...

Author(s): Godwin Odo Onogwu, Igbodor Francis Onwe and Osayi Prisca Chinwe

The diversification of global agribusiness trade from 2000-2019

August 2021

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 and Marcos Sawaya Jank

Effect of healthcare accessibility on cocoa farmers' food security in Ondo State, Nigeria

August 2021

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...

Author(s): Ajayi O. Esther and Olajide O. Adeola

Performance of integrated and single cooperatives in bulk production and credit provision to smallholder farmers in Uganda

July 2021

Agricultural cooperatives are autonomous associations of individuals formed to augment production, marketing and financial needs of members. In Uganda, performance of cooperatives is largely constrained by weak organizational structures, market failures, and policy weaknesses. An integrated cooperative model (ICM) was introduced to improve performance of cooperatives but the effect of ICM on institutional performance...

Author(s): Mercy Nimusiima, Johnny Mugisha, Bernard Obaa and Rolland Agaba,

Agricultural services on the demand and supply for improving agricultural productivity in Benin

July 2021

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 analyze the determinants of the level of satisfaction of agricultural services in Benin. The primary data used was provided from entire national territory by taking into account all...

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

Economic impact of DroughtTEGO® hybrid maize in Kenya

July 2021

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...

Author(s): Daniel Kyalo Willy, Ibrahim Macharia, George Marechera, Grace Muinga, Stephen Mugo, Ruth Rotich, Ruth Khasaya Oniang&#;o, James Karanja, Caleb O. Obunyali and Sylvester O. Oikeh

Influence of informal financial literacy training on financial knowledge and behavior of rural farmers: Evidence from Uganda

July 2021

Financial literacy plays an important role in influencing financial behavior and knowledge of individuals. In this study, the impact of informal financial literacy training on rural smallholder farmers was assessed. Propensity score matching approach was used to assess training effects on distinct dimensions of financial knowledge. The study used a sample of farmers who are members of village savings and loans...

Author(s): Ntakyo Renzaho Proscovia, Johnny Mugisha, Robert Bangizi, Diana Namwanje and Robert Kalyebara  

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

July 2021

Potato pest and disease management has been dominated by chemical pesticides, despite their potential 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...

Author(s): Idah Mugambi, Lucy Karanja, Isaac Macharia, Wachira Kaguongo, George Ngundo, Ruth Amata, Fernadis Makale, Jane Wanjiku, Duncan Chacha, Moses Nyongesa, John Wangai Kimenju, Willis Ochilo and Joseph Mulema

Smallholder adoption of technology: Evidence from the context of climate smart agriculture in South Africa

May 2021

Climate change represents a serious threat to African agriculture, consequently leading to water scarcity and climate variability. These challenges negatively impact agricultural production. Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies, such as drought-tolerant seed varieties (DTSVs), can provide a solution. However, effective adoption and use of these technologies within smallholder communities is not straight forward....

Author(s): Mmapatla Precious Senyolo, Thomas B. Long, Vincent Blok, Onno Omta and Gerben van der Velde  

Perceptions of smallholder farmers on nature-based income generating activities as potential livelihood and biodiversity conservation strategies in Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania

May 2021

Nature-based Income Generating Activities (NIGAs) can enhance livelihoods of smallholder farmers and biodiversity conservation in highly degrading ecosystems. These practices are promoted by various development and conservation partners worldwide to combat land degradation and biodiversity loss. However, their adoption remains low for reasons not well understood by their promoters. This can largely be attributed to the...

Author(s): Willickister R. Kadigi, Yonika Ngaga and Reuben M. J. Kadigi  

Evaluation of the resource efficiency of guinea fowl production in the Savelegu-Nanton District of the Northern Region of Ghana

April 2021

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): Nanette Baimbill-Johnson, Kwabena Asomanin Anaman and Ditchfield Amegashie

To be or not to be a win-win situation, as Zimbabwe diversifies its agricultural exports in the Chinese market: The GTAP dynamic approach

April 2021

To assess the win-win of both China and Zimbabwe if Zimbabwe diversifies its agricultural exports into the Chinese market, this study employs a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model that is becoming popular in analyzing economic issues. With Zimbabwe having been in a constant financial and economic crisis and the major sector not contributing much to the economic growth, a bilateral Free Trade Agreement on...

Author(s): Rutendo Happy Jonga, Huang Delin, Christopher Belford and Yosri Nasr Ahmed  

Impact of calf housing improvement and farmer training on finances, management and animal welfare perceptions of Kenyan smallholder dairy farmers

April 2021

This study estimated the changes in economics and farmer perceptions towards calf welfare as a result of implementing low-cost calf housing enhancements and changes in calf management on Kenyan smallholder dairy farms. The trial involved 187 heifer calves from 150 farms allocated to either an intervention or control group. The interventions were improvements on the floor and roof of the calf housing, and training for...

Author(s): Kimeli Peter, VanLeeuwen John, Gitau George, Heider Luke, McKenna Shawn and Greenwood Spencer  

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

April 2021

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...

Author(s): Moussa Bougma, Sidbewendé Théodore Kaboré and Elodie Becquey

Taenia saginata cysticercus: Its socioeconomic and psychosocial effects on cattle farmers in Botswana

March 2021

Despite claims that Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis cause adverse financial and socioeconomic effects on cattle farmers, there is no recent empirical evidence to justify this assertion in Botswana. This paper provides empirical analysis of bovine taeniosis and cysticercosis effects on farmers’ wellbeing in Botswana. Interviews and observations using non-participatory structured questionnaire were used to...

Author(s): Uchendu Okechukwu Goodhead, Andrew Olatunbosun Aganga, Njoku Ola Ama and Marumo S. Davis  

Determinants of participation in non-farm activities and its effect on household income: An empirical study in Ethiopia

March 2021

Undertaking non-agrarian income-generating activities to reduce overreliance on agriculture, production failures, and income fluctuations is a household-amenable, self-insurance mechanism, which provides employment opportunities and capital investment. This article examines the determinants of participation in non-farm activities and effect on household income. Heckman two-step procedure was used to analyze a three-wave...

Author(s): Komikouma Apelike Wobuibe Neglo, Tnsue Gebrekidan and Kaiyu Lyu  

Python farming in Zimbabwe: Assessing local appetite for a novel agricultural system

March 2021

Python meat is a traditional but small source of protein throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, but supply is exclusively from wild harvest. We build on recent evidence that supports snake farming as a viable and sustainable small-scale livestock system in Asia. We explore python farming as a strategy for enhanced food security in Zimbabwe. Our survey results highlight challenges, including drought and human-wildlife...

Author(s): Patrick W. Aust, James MacGregor and Graham J. Alexander  

Can orange fleshed sweet potatoes processing trigger farmers to use quality improved planting materials? Empirical evidence from selected regions in Tanzania

February 2021

Production of orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) in Tanzania is constrained by the underutilization of virus-free improved certified planting materials. The sustainable use of these planting materials leads to the constant demand of the planting materials by farmers which can be triggered from viable processing. We determine the viability of processing in the OFSP value chain and its contribution to the uptake of...

Author(s): Kangile, R. J, Bakuza, E., Kuboja, N. M and Tairo, F.D.  

Willingness to pay for Nairobi National Park: An application of discrete choice experiment

February 2021

Nairobi National Park is a protected ecosystem where various types of wildlife find hiding place. The park has in the recent past experienced destruction through construction of a standard gauge railway (SGR) line and a highway called the Southern bypass. These developments raise concern with the possibility that their combined environmental cost being enormous. This study sought to determine the willingness to pay...

Author(s): Kemunto Mongare and Kamau Gathiaka  

Financial profitability of maize production with bio-fertilizer based on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi native to Benin

February 2021

Soil degradation, one of the causes associated with declining maize productivity is an environmental concern whose consequences are felt most strongly by poor people in developing countries. Indeed, the production of maize on soil fertilized with a combination of mycorrhizal fungi and half a dose of NPK has resulted in a production like that of the extension practice in Benin. This study aims, through an analysis of the...

Author(s): M. Ricardos Aguégué, Nestor R. Ahoyo Adjovi, Elysée M. Houédjofonon, Koubourath A. Djinadou, Djihal A. Koda, Marcel Y. Adoko, Jocelyne Danbaka, Aude Kelomey, Adolphe Adjanohoun and Lamine Baba-Moussa  

Willingness of cocoa farmers to participate in crop insurance in the Dormaa Municipality of the Bono region, Ghana

February 2021

The investigation considered farmers’ readiness to take part in crop insurance in the Dormaa municipality of the Bono Region, Ghana. Essential information from 167 respondents who were chosen through a multi-stage sampling method for the study was collected through a structured questionnaire. Elements influencing readiness to participate in crop protection by cocoa farmers was evaluated using probit regression...

Author(s): Samuel Afotey Anang, Tekuni Nakuja and Aristerchus Sarpong    

Effect of malaria on income of cocoa farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria

January 2021

This study investigated the economic effects of malaria on cocoa farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria using the ordinary least square regression technique. Descriptive statistics were used to identify strategies to reduce malaria infection among cocoa farmers. The sample frame for the study was derived from secondary data obtained from records of Ondo State Ministry of Health on registered cocoa farmers who had malaria during...

Author(s): Eniafe David Olakunle and Oseni Joseph Olumide  

Severity of household food insecurity and coping strategies in Analemmo Woreda, Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia

January 2021

Hunger and undernourishment are the main challenges of today’s world. The objective of this study is to assess severity of household food insecurity and local coping strategies in the study area. Three-stage sampling technique was used to select sampled household in Analemmo woreda Hadiya Zone. A total of 200 households were selected by using systematic random sampling with proportional to population size. Both...

Author(s): Mesfin Melese and Mebratu Alemu  

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