Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Economics

COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SEMI-AUTOMATED AND AUTOMATED METHODS OF GARRI PROCESSING IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe research was undertaken with the broad objective of carrying out an analysis on the comparative economic analysis of semi-automated and automated methods of garri processing, in Oyo State. The specific objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents in the study area, estimate the profit of the two categories of the methods of garri processing in the study area and identify the factors that influenced the profitability of the garri processors. A s...

PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE-BASED CROPPING SYSTEMS AMONG FARMERS IN HONG LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe study examined Productivity and Efficiency of Maize-based Cropping System Farmers in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identify the various maize-based cropping systems in the area; determine the profitability of maize-based cropping systems in the area; estimate the technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of the famers; determine the ...

The Use of Mobile Phone in Beef Cattle Marketing Among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Girar Jarso District of North Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: Mobile phone supports farmers to have access to lucrative beef cattle markets by increasing access to timely market information. This study focuses on use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing among smallholder farmers in Girar Jarso district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Specifically  the study were designed to assess the contributions of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing, to identify factors affecting use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing and to identify ...

PROSPECTS OF MANGO PRODUCTION IN YILO KROBO DISTRICT, EASTERN REGION, GHANA

ABSTRACT The study was conducted in the Yilo Krobo district to investigate the potentials and constraints of the rapidly growing mango plantations in the area. A total of forty (40) famers were randomly selected from five (5) communities in the district for the study. Descriptive statistics, matrix ranking, Net Present Value and Benefit Cost Ratio were the main techniques used to analyze the results.The result shows that the farmers grow as many as eleven (11) varieties of mango of whi...

Paddy Production as Source of Household Income in Bahi District

The study was conducted at Bahi District to assess contribution of paddy production toward annual household income among smallholder paddy producer. The study had three specific objectives, to determine level of paddy production at Bahi district, to determine household income earned from paddy and other sources and to analyse factors affecting paddy production among smallholder producers. Data were collected through interview, observation, focus group discussion and documentary review. ...

DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION OF IMPROVED WHEAT VARIETIES

ABSTRACT The  study  investigates  the  determinants  of  adoption  of  improved  wheat  varieties  in  Robe  and Digelu Tijo Districts in Oromiya region. The objectives of this study were to assess factors that affect the adoption and intensity of use of improved wheat varieties production in Arsi zone with specific reference to Robe and Digelu Tijo districts. Three kebeles were randomly selected from each district and primary ...