Agricultural Economics Research Papers/Topics

An Economic Appraisal Of The Rubber Processing Industry In Bendel, Ogun And Ondo States Of Nigeria

ABSTRACT This 'study attempts to assess the economic performance of the rubber processing industry in Bendel, Ogun and Ondo States of Nigeria. The Nigerian rubber industry wh ich expeiienced a boom in the early 1950's started to face some serious set-backs during and after the civil war which broke out in 13G7. This setbacks were manifested in form of declining productivity and consequent decline in its contribution to foreign exchange earnings. The study which covers the period 7-1 assesses ...

Report of Sensitization of Marginalized and Vulnerable Groups under the National Fadama Development Project-Ii in Ogun State

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • Following the lessons learnt under the National Fadama Development Project -J, the National Fadama Development Project-II (NFDP-Il) has as one of its major objective to foster the inclusion of all social groups and to ensure that they benefit from the project. These groups are to be included in the participatory planning process that will result in the Local Development plans to be funded and in their implcrncnuuion. Experiences show that there is yet low level of awaren...

Analysis Of Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris L) Cross-Border Trade And Market Efficiency In East Africa: A Case Study Of Kenya.

ABSTRACT East Africa region has imbalances in the supply and demand of common bean. This can be offset by improving marketing infrastructure. The objectives of the study were to determine the characteristics of common bean traders, to determine the constraints to the observed trade in common bean varieties and finally to assess the extent to which markets have integrated in key selected markets. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to obtain a sample of 240 respondents (120 traders from th...

Spatial Market Integration And Price Transmission Of Selected Groundnuts Markets In Zambia.

ABSTRACT With increasing population in the main consumption regions of Zambia, there is a persistent shortage in the supply of groundnuts especially in Lusaka and the Copperbelt regions. This is despite the major producing areas of Eastern and Northern regions having significant surpluses. This is a clear indication of market failure to stimulate groundnut production and distribution in addition to excessive price volatility, information asymmetry, and lack of organized and consistent markets...

Adoption Of Innovations And Resources Optimization In Crop-Livestock Integrated Production System Among Small-Scale Cotton Farmers In Southern Mali

ABSTRACT In Southern Mali, small-scale farmers face multiple constraints such as low soil fertility that lead to low agricultural productivity and income. Crop-Livestock Integration System (CLIS) among small-scale farmers has been promoted by extension services to tackle these challenges in order to improve farmers’ livelihoods. Some small-scale farmers have embraced the integrated crop livestock production system and adopted innovations that have been promoted by extension services provide...

Evaluation Of Economic Efficiency Of Rabbit Production In Buuri Sub -County, Meru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Over the last decade Kenyan government has been supporting rabbit research and development activities. The efforts were aimed at raising the productivity of the small holders rabbit producers as a cheap and ease source of animal protein in the rural areas of Kenya despite presence of pulses. But inspite of the efforts rabbit production in Buuri Sub county stands at 1.2 Metric tons of meat against a potential of 8.4 Metric tons per year. This productivity gap is wide and indicative of...

Effect Of Women Access To Land On Household Nutritional Outcomes Among Small Scale Farmers In Machakos County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Agriculture plays a vital role in the Kenyan economy. It helps in poverty mitigation and ensuring food security. In agriculture, women constitute the majority of small-scale farmers in Kenya, providing 89% of subsistence farming labor force and 70% of the cash crop labor force. However, they have limited access to land which hinders them from making the most constructive use of their time and energy in the agricultural sector and thus affecting household nutritional outcomes. Therefo...

Influence Of Farmer Organizations As A Market Information System On Market Access And Income Of Smallholder Vegetable Farmers In Babati District, Tanzania.

   ABSTRACT Vegetable production is of great importance in terms of nutrition improvement, income generation and food security. Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISNG) action research project actively integrates vegetable farming and marketing practices in order to reduce the vulnerability of indigenous populations of Babati district located in the Manyara region of Tanzania. In Tanzania smallholder vegetable famers receive asymmetrical and inc...

Conversion And Hedonic Price Analysis Of Agricultural Land Due To Urbanization In Njoro Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Over the years, Njoro Sub-County in Kenya has become increasingly urbanized, transforming from a transcendently rustic, horticultural territory, to dominatingly urban non-agrarian locale; driven mainly by growth of population. Agriculture being the main source of livelihood for the rural and semi-urban residents is being acutely jeopardized by rapid urbanization. Despite extensive studies on agricultural land conversion, there exists a knowledge gap on the extent of agricultural land...

Scale Efficiency And Determinants of Productivity of New Rice for Africa (Nerica) Farmers in Kaduna State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rice productivity is low in Nigeria, and NERICA was introduced by West Africa Rice Development Agency (WARDA) to solve this problem. This study focused on NERICA productivity and efficiency in Kaduna State. A three-stage sampling technique was used with Kaduna State being purposively selected. Igabi and Soba Local Government Areas (LGAs) were randomly selected. Five villages were randomly selected from each LGA, with a total of 129 NERICA farmers selected and used for the analysis. ...

Effects Of Oil Exploitation On The Efficiency Of Artisanal Fishing Households In The Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study presents the empirical analysis of the effects of oil exploitation on the efficiency of artisanal fishing households in the Niger Delta region, Nigeria. The selection of respondents was multi-staged and involved purposive sampling as well as random sampling methods. A structured questionnaire and interview schedule were used to elicit information from a randomly selected sample of 160 artisanal households from Delta and Bayelsa States, Nigeria. Descriptive statistics, sto...

Economics Of Farm-Gate Rice Marketing In Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT Rice has become a staple food, just like yam, garri and beans. As a result, the marketing of rice has become very important due to increasing demand of the product. The study examined the economics of farm-gate rice marketing in Enugu State, Nigeria. Five objectives and one hypothesis guided the study. The study covered all the communities in the local government areas in the three Agricultural Zones that produce rice in the study area. The population of the study consisted of rice ...

Role Of Farm Attachment Programme On Technology Adoption Among Small Holder Farmers In Baringo And Nakuru Counties, Kenya

Despite the pertinence of Agriculture to the economy, its potential has not been realized. To address this shortfall, research and training institutions have designed and generated knowledge and technologies. However, the innovations generated have hardly reached the end users. In response, Egerton University established Farm Attachment Programme (FAP) to innovatively engage small-scale farmers in 2014. Despite FAP being in operation since 2014, little is known about its effectiveness an...

Payment For Environmental Services: Land Use Practices Influence On Livelihood- Environment Nexus And Environmental Services Value In Lake Naivasha Watershed, Kenya

ABSTRACT Nature provides ecosystem services (ESs) which benefit humans for socio-economic development. However, ecosystems degradation has impacted negatively on people’s livelihood leading to increasing global concern to rethink on sustainable conservation-livelihood mechanisms. Lake Naivasha basin has been undergoing ecosystem degradation threatening ecological functional capacity to provide ESs. As a result, it has increased food insecurity, poverty levels, decreased income and destabili...

Influence Of Social Capital On Producer Groups’ Perfomance And Market Access Amongst Smallholder French Bean Farmers In Kirinyaga County

ABSTRACT Market access is a major constraint facing agricultural commercialization in Kenya. The pressure on arable land and market changes are mainly felt by the smallholder farmers who are faced with high transaction costs such as information access and transport costs. In addition, these farmers face a number of institutional and technical factors putting their market survival at stake. To curb these challenges, formation of farmer groups and organizations has become important in bringing ...


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