Agricultural Economics Research Papers/Topics

Impact of Credit Service on Rural Household Food Security: The Case of Omo Microfinance Institution in Soro District of Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Abstract: Credit is one of the most essential tools that contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of households by fulfilling financial needs and helping to ensure food security. The main purpose of this study was to identify the role of financial intermediation in the food security status of rural households in the Soro District of Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia. Four rural Kebeles were randomly selected. The total sample respondents were 248 out of whom 108 were beneficiaries of credit serv...

Adoption of Improved Wheat Varieties and Its Impact on Household Food Security in Lemo District of Hadiya Zone, Southern Nation Nationalities and People Regional State, Ethiopia

Abstract: Adoption of improved wheat varieties are playing vital role in improving household food security in Ethiopia. This study’s major aim was to analyze the adoption of improved wheat varieties and its impact on the household food security in Lemo District of Hadiya Zone. The data was collected from Lemo Woreda of Hadiya Zone, SNNPR in 2022. The survey consists of 256 sampled wheat growers out of whom 119 were improved wheat variety adopters and 137 were non-adopters. In this study, a...

Adoption of Improved Maize Varieties and its Impacts on Household Food Security in Daro Lebu District of West Hararghe, Ethiopia

Abstract: The farmers in developing nations should make important decisions to adopt agricultural technologies as a response to the reduction of food insecurity. Because the farmers in these nations face numerous obstacles while attempting to adopt new agricultural technologies, there is a need to investigate such challenges. This paper aims to analyze the adoption of improved maize varieties and its impacts on household food security in the Daro Lebu district of West Haraghe, Ethiopia. Prim...

Impact of Productive Safety Net Program on the Livelihood of Farm Households: The Case of Erer Woreda, Harari Regional State, Ethiopia

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of productive safety net program (PSNP) on the livelihood of farm households of participants in Erer district, Harari Regional State of Ethiopia. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 192 households with equal number of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of PSNP. The study used both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data were collected using semi-structured questionnaire. Relevant secondary data were...

Economic Efficiency Of Smallholder Maize Farmers In Shenan Dugo District, West Hararge Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Abstract: Maize is one of the most widely grown crops in the Shenan Dugo district of the West Harerghe Zone. There was a great productivity difference among the farmers because of their efficiency difference in using the existing resource. The objectives of the study aims to analyze the level of TE,AE and EE and its the determinants of Economic efficiency of maize production in Shenan Dugo District, Oromia Regional State. This study was conducted based on cross sectional data obtained. It’...

Impact of Small-Scale Irrigation on Household Food Security Status in Jarso District, East Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State Ethiopia

Abstract: Ethiopian rural households are heavily reliant on small-scale, rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. The use of existing water resources for irrigation development is the most promising answer to the country's unpredictable rainfall patterns and periodic droughts, which make agricultural production challenging and to enhance the food security of smallholder farmers. The primary goal of this study was to assess the determinants of SSI participation and the impact of SSI on hou...

Determinants of Improved Wheat Varieties Adoption and Intensity of Adoption by Smallholder Farmers in Ameya District, South West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

Abstract: The study attempted to determine the reason of low adoption and intensity of use improved wheat varieties and to determine factors affecting improved wheat varieties adoption and intensity of use by small holder farmers in Ameya District, South West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia’. A multistage random sampling technique was employed to select 377 sample households from Ameya district. This study used cross-sectional data collected in 2021/22 production season from sample households. Descrip...

DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTION PRACTICE, MICROBIAL QUALITY, AND MARKETING OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS IN EASTERN WOLEGA ZONE OF SIBU SIRE DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The study was conducted in Sibu Sire District of eastern Wollega zone with the objective of to determine dairy production practice, milk quality and to identify the marketing system of milk and milk products in the study area. A total of 6 kebeles were selected randomly. From each of the selected kebeles 30 households were purposively selected based on the owing of at least one local dairy cows and interviewed with open ended and close ended questionnaire. Thirty samples of fresh m...

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF WHITE HARICOT BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): THE CASE OF GOROGUTU WOREDA, EAST HARARGHE ZONE, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Haricot bean contributes to the national economy as a source of food, export commodity, source of income and employment. However, despite its importance for cash generating, the white haricot bean value chain inefficiency and production are influenced by low productivity, erratic rainfall, post-harvest loss and price fluctuations. This study is therefore instigated to identify the main actors and their role in value chains, analyze the market performance and identify determinants o...

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF WHEAT (Triticum aestivum): THE CASE OF DEMBECHA DISTRICT, WEST GOJJAM ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Wheat market in Dembecha district experienced in poor market linkage, disproportional benefit share, and inadequate market supply and market alternatives. This study was aimed to analyze value chain actors’ interaction and their role, wheat market structure-conduct and performance, factors affecting market supply and market outlet choices of smallholder wheat producers in Dembecha district of West Gojjam zone. The study used cross-sectional data collected from a sample of 130 far...

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF MAIZE: THE CASE OF NEDJO WOREDA, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE

Abstract: Value chain analysis of maize in Nedjo woreda has been conducted to identify value chain actors, and their roles and linkages, to analyze maize marketing costs and margins of different actors along the value chain, and to identify factors affecting marketed surplus of maize at producers’ level. To accomplish these tasks, both primary and secondary sources of data were used. Data have been collected from randomly selected 119 maize producer households in Nedjo woreda using a semi-...

Economics of integrating push-pull technology in maize-dairy farming systems in eastern Uganda

Abstract: Cereals particularly maize, are the most essential food and cash crops for majority of smallholder households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In maize production, small-sized producers are confronted with different constraints including stemborers, Striga and degraded soil leading to poor crop yields. In response to these challenges, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) and collaborators came up with a habitat management approach; the Push-pull Technology ...

Economics of Biological Control of Cereal Stemborers in eastern africa: a case Study of maize and Sorghum production in Kenya

Abstract: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), undertook a biological control (BC) programme for control of stemborers from 1993 to 2008, to reduce cereal yield losses due to stemborer attack in East and Southern Africa. The programme released four biological control agents—Cotesia flavipes, Cotesia sesamiae, Telenomus isis and Xanthopimpla stemmator—to control the economically important stemborer pests Busseola fusca, Chilo partellus and Sesamia calamistis....

Evaluation of Knowledge and Practices of Managing Citrus Pests And Diseases and the Willingness to pay for an Integrated Pest Management Strategy in Selected Counties in Kenya

Abstract: Citrus is a major source of income in Kenya for both large and small scale farmers. However, citrus productivity has been declining over the years mainly due to pests and diseases, particularly the African Citrus Triozid (ACT), Huanglongbing (HLB) and False Codling Moth (FCM). Management of pests and diseases is sorely dependent on synthetic pesticides, which not only increases production costs but also are associated with high health and environmental risks. Use of integrated pest...

An Analysis factors influencing demand for poultry and fish feeds in Kenya

Abstract: Poultry and fish are important sub-sectors in Kenya providing rural farmer households with income and contributing to their food and nutritional security. Although ownership of these enterprises is not gender specific women are the ones involved in taking care of them. The study utilized cross-section data from a sample of 386 poultry farmers and 278 fish farmers randomly selected from three counties which are Nakuru, Kisii and Kirinyaga Counties. The feed demand for both poultry a...


121 - 135 Of 432 Results