Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

An Optimization Analysis of Maize-Based Farming Systems in the Central Region of Ghana

Abstract Maize, the most important cereal in Ghana, is consum ed in alm ost all parts of the country. To ensure food security in Ghana, adequate availability of m aize m ust be ensured. However, w hether or not farm ers should devote their resources to the production of more maize is a question to be addressed. Since food security has more to do with availability than with production or self-sufficiency in the product, it was necessary to investigate w hether it is better for farm ers t...

Monetary And Fiscal Policy Dynamics And Their Effects on Farm Credit And Agricultural Output in Nigeria (1983-2014)

ABSTRACT   The study analysed the monetary and fiscal policy dynamics and their effects on farm credit and agricultural output in Nigeria between the years (1983-2014). The specific objectives of the study were to analyse the effect of fiscal policy on agricultural output during military and democratic eras (1983-1999) and (1999-2014), analyse the effects of monetary policy on agricultural output, analyse the effects of monetary policy on farm credit (1983-1999) and (1999-2014)...

Effects of Savings And Credit Cooperatives on Poverty Status of Cereal Crop Farmers in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria

Abstract             This study assessed "The effects of savings and credit cooperative on poverty reduction among cereal crop farmers in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria". The study employed a multistage sampling technique to select a sample of 198 out of 617 crop farmers for interview using structured questionnaires. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Double Difference Estimator, Likert-Scale and Logistic regression model....

RESPONSE OF SOYABEAN (Glycine max (L.) Merill) TO INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT IN A FOREST-SAVANNA TRANSITION ECOSYSTEM IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Weed infestation of soyabean field causes 65% yield reduction in the forestsavanna transition ecosystem of Nigeria. Single weed control method is often less effective. However, Integrated Weed Management (IWM), will ensure more effective and environment friendly control. There is little information on IWM application on soyabean field. This study was therefore aimed at investigating response of soyabean to IWM. Field study was carried out in the 2008 and 2009 plantin...

Perceived Impact Of Training Implemented By Akuapem Community Development Programme (Acdep) On Community Management Of Rural Water And Sanitation Facilities

ABSTRACT Provision and management of water and sanitation facilities is a major challenge in developing countries and governments in these countries are unable to deliver, manage and maintain basic infrastructure for their growing populations This study explored participants’ perceived impact of water and sanitation committee training implemented by Akuapem Community Development Programme (ACDEP) on community management of rural water and sanitation facilities. The study aimed...

A STUDY OF THE PROFITABILITY OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACTThis study examines the extent to which farmers trained by the Food Research Institute have takenup mushroom farming and also determines the profitability of mushroom production. Specifically, thestudy describes trends in the levels of mushroom production since 1995, the rate of adoption anddis-adoption of mushroom farming by trainees, the profitability of mushroom cultivation and identifiesconstraints to mushroom farming from the perspective of farmers. Trend description involves ann...

Grain Storage and Marketplace Characteristics in Kebbi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTWhile there are many aspects to agricultural market modernization that are linked and mutually affect andreinforce each other, we argue in this paper that investment in Nigeria in physical market infrastructure,such as storage units, remains relatively neglected, especially in rural areas. That this is the case undermines successful agricultural development in the country. We examine the transactions cost, spatial market equilibrium, and industrial policy literatures to prov...

A REVIEW OF AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMMES AND POLICIES IN NIGERIA

This study analyzed the effects of government agricultural reforms on Nigeria’s Agricultural Development with the specific objectives of assessing agricultural programmes and policies in Nigeria, identifying the challenges impeding the implementation of these programmes, determining the contribution of agriculture to the country’s economy over the last three decades (1980-2018), examining the trend in agriculture budgetary allocation over the last three decades (1980-2018) and proff...