International Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024

  • Review Article

    Challenges and Opportunities of Livelihood Diversification in Ethiopia: A Review Article

    Maslah Mahamed Duale*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 134-147
    Received: 7 January 2024
    Accepted: 22 January 2024
    Published: 10 May 2024
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    Abstract: Diversifying sources of income has been recognized as a crucial approach to alleviate poverty, mitigate food insecurity, and enhance the overall well-being of rural residents in Ethiopia. This review outlines the key challenges and opportunities associated with livelihood diversification in the country. The study identifies several primary constrai... Show More
  • Research Article

    Determinants of Agribusiness Diversification Among Women Agri-Preneurs in Njoro and Molo Sub-Counties in Nakuru County, Kenya

    Ikonya Judith Engurat*, Benjamin Mutai, George Owuor

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 148-157
    Received: 20 January 2024
    Accepted: 2 February 2024
    Published: 10 May 2024
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    Abstract: Participating in agribusiness value chains is significant for growth and development of an economy. Women have been noted to have low participation in agribusiness activities as compared to men because women face challenges such as inaccessibility and ownership of assets, social cultural hindrances, lower market innovativeness and versatility facto... Show More
  • Research Article

    Effects of Food Crops Commercialization on Smallholders’ Food Security in Southern Tanzania

    Gasper Mpehongwa*, Devota Cassian

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 158-162
    Received: 5 May 2024
    Accepted: 22 May 2024
    Published: 3 June 2024
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    Abstract: Commercialization of smallholders farming is fronted as a panacea for both rural poverty and food insecurity. Through the use various policies and strategies such as the National Trade Policy (2003); National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (2010); Agricultural Marketing Policy (2008); National Agriculture Policy (2013); and the Nation... Show More
  • Research Article

    Value Chain in the Production of Sacha Inchi Oil (Plukenetia volubilis L.) in Cuba

    María Carmen Pérez Hernández, Mabel Villanueva Domínguez, Justo González Olmedo, Yadira Carmenate Botino, Yuliamny Adames Fajardo, Marisol González Pérez*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 163-172
    Received: 15 February 2024
    Accepted: 20 March 2024
    Published: 13 June 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20240903.14
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    Abstract: The seeds of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) contain vitamins, tocopherols and fatty acids, and are a natural source of omegas 3, 6 and 9. The crop was introduced in Cuba in 2016, by the Research Center on Proteic Plants and Bionatural Products (CIPB) and has been extended to currently reach 120 ha. Since 2019, a group from CIPB has been work... Show More
  • Research Article

    Tradeoffs Between Maize Importation and Reliance on Local Production: A Case of Commercial Maize Millers in Kenya

    Priscilla Mkambe Nzaka*, Gladys Jepchirchir Koech, Hillary Bett, George Owuor

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 173-184
    Received: 28 February 2024
    Accepted: 20 March 2024
    Published: 13 June 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20240903.15
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    Abstract: The supply of maize in Kenya has often fallen short of the demand resulting to an influx of cheap maize imports from neighboring countries. Tradeoffs thus arise among commercial maize milling firms whether to import or use locally produced maize in their operations and which alternative maximizes their income. This study aimed to determine the effe... Show More