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

Table of Content: April-June 2024; 16(2)

April 2024

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

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.  

April 2024

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

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  

April 2024

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

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  

May 2024

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

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  

May 2024

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

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