International Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016

  • Group-Based Credit Re-payment: Evaluation of Factors for Default Among Smallholder Farmers in Nakuru District, Kenya

    Richard O. Akuno Nyang’aya, George Owuor, Emilly Moraa, David O. Ayieko

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: 29 February 2016
    Accepted: 16 March 2016
    Published: 14 April 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160101.11
    Abstract: Agriculture contributes 23% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Kenya and is practiced by 80% of the rural population. At least 50% of smallholder farmers are constrained in accessing quality inputs due to inadequate credit. In addition most farmers default on the repayment of loans. Therefore this study aimed at determining the level and determ... Show More
  • Technical Efficiency and Its Influencing Factors of Farmers’ Meat Sheep Production in China: Based on the Survey Data of Farmers

    Xuejiao Wang, Haifeng Xiao

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 10-15
    Received: 6 April 2016
    Accepted: 20 April 2016
    Published: 9 May 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160101.12
    Abstract: Although both meat sheep stocks and mutton yield in China are ranked as the first largest in the world, we observe that meat sheep is not produced with full technical efficiency in the country. A review of existing literature reveals that so far little attention has been given by the researchers in investigating the efficiency of Chinese meat sheep... Show More
  • Financial Intermediation and Agricultural Output in Nigeria: An Impact Analysis of Deposit Money Banks’ Credit

    Ali Jude Igyo, Jatau Simon, Ekpe Mary Jane

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 16-25
    Received: 21 April 2016
    Accepted: 4 May 2016
    Published: 28 May 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20160101.13
    Abstract: The study examined the impact of deposit money banks’ credit on agricultural output in Nigeria from 1981 to 2014.Secondary data for the study was obtained from Central Bank of Nigeria. The ordinary least square method was used for data analysis. Unit root was used to test for data stationarity, while Variance Inflation Factor (VIF) and Heterosckeda... Show More