International Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016

  • Economic Analysis of the Effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Fertilizer Application for Sorghum Production at Alduba, South Omo, South Western Ethiopia

    Abebe Hegano, Asmera Adicha, Shemelis Tesema

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016
    Pages: 26-30
    Received: 9 June 2016
    Accepted: 28 June 2016
    Published: 18 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160102.11
    Abstract: A field experiment was conducted on sandy clay soils of Alduba, South omo, south western Ethiopia for two consecutive years with the aim of determining the optimal fertilizer application rate and the most profitable level for sorghum production. Twenty treatment combinations were made from five levels of nitrogen 0 kg of N ha-1, 23 kg of N ha-1, 46... Show More
  • Smallholder Agro-pastoralists Commercialization of Major Crop (Maize and Onion) in Fentalle District: The Case of Boset-Fentalle Irrigation Scheme, Ethiopia

    Abdi Etafa

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016
    Pages: 31-34
    Received: 26 June 2016
    Accepted: 7 July 2016
    Published: 21 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160102.12
    Abstract: The study was conducted in Fentalle agro-pastoral district with the aim of studying the level of small holder agro-pastoral crop commercialization and analyzing the determinants of commercialization among the smallholder agro-pastoralists in the study area. Multi stage and random sampling technique was used to draw 109 households from three Kebele ... Show More
  • Farmers' Willingness to Pay for Irrigation Water Use: The Case of Agarfa District, Bale Zone, Oromia National Regional State

    Meseret Birhane, Endrias Geta

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016
    Pages: 35-39
    Received: 9 May 2016
    Accepted: 20 May 2016
    Published: 28 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160102.13
    Abstract: Conceptually correct and empirically accurate estimates of the economic value of water are essential for rational allocation of scarce water resource across locations, uses, users, and time periods. In Agarfa District, there is a water resource, specifically Weib River, which could be suitable for irrigation purpose. Yet, there is no well-construct... Show More
  • Determinants of Smallholder Farmers Participation Decision in Potato Market in Kofele District, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

    Yassin Esmael Ahmed, Adam Bekele Girma, Mengistu Ketema Aredo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016
    Pages: 40-44
    Received: 1 July 2016
    Accepted: 11 July 2016
    Published: 28 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160102.14
    Abstract: Market participation plays a crucial role in generating better income and enhancing welfare of smallholder farmers and thus contributes to alleviate poverty. This study investigated the determinants of smallholder farmers’ participation decision in potato market in Kofele district with the objective of identifying and analyzing factors affecting fa... Show More
  • International Comparisons of Agriculture Industry—What China can Learn from Others

    Yueyun(Bill) Chen

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2016
    Pages: 45-56
    Received: 11 July 2016
    Accepted: 20 July 2016
    Published: 29 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160102.15
    Abstract: Agriculture is an important industry in all economies since it provides basic needs and feeds people. With the improvements of its productivity and increasing globalization, the shares of the total outputs (or GDPs) and employments from the agriculture industry have been increasingly less in many countries, including both developed and developing c... Show More