African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE)

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The AfJARE publishes original research on African agriculture and its interaction with local and global economic systems and policy regimes and their impact on welfare and inclusive economic growth.

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The trainings offered under the PRCI technical training program are designed to support project-affiliated policy research centers in their conduct of research and policy communication using a trainer of trainer approach. This means that by the end of PRCI, the core centers should be in a position to lead most, if not all, of the capacity strengthening activities for research designed for policy influence in their networks, countries and regions.

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Foodborne diseases and food safety in sub-Saharan Africa: Current situation of three representative countries and policy recommendations for the region

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Yurani Arias-Granada, Zachary T. Neuhofer, Jonathan Bauchet and Paul Ebner

This article examines the current state of food safety preparedness and response in three representative countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. We focus on foodborne diseases associated with the microbial contamination of animal-sourced foods. The results of our analysis indicate that governments in all three countries h…...

First Published: 23 Sep 2021

Preference for improved varietal attributes of Bambara groundnut among smallholder farmers in Ghana

Bright Owusu Asante, Richard Adabah, Kennedy Agyeman, Stephen John Ayeh, Robert Aidoo and Daniel Afona

This paper examines farmers’ preferences for an improved Bambara groundnut variety, the key attributes desired, factors influencing preference, and the number of attributes desired by smallholder farmers in Ghana. Using data collected from 113 randomly selected households growing Bambara in the Wenchi and Nkoranza municipalities in southern Ghana, we es…...

First Published: 22 Sep 2021

Gender-differentiated stochastic meta-frontier analysis of production technology heterogeneity among smallholder cassava farmers in Ghana

Arnold Missiame, Patrick Irungu and Rose Adhiambo Nyikal

This paper assesses the differences in technical efficiency of, and the cassava production systems employed by, male-managed (MMF) and female-managed (FMF) cassava farms in the Fanteakwa District of Ghana. The study employs the translog stochastic meta-frontier model to analyse data obtained from 300 randomly selected smallholder cassava farmers and fin…...

First Published: 18 Sep 2021

Assessing the Contribution of Climate-smart Agriculture Practices on the Resilience of Maize Farmers in Bungoma County, Kenya

Philip Siminyu, Willis Oluoch-Kosura, De Groote Hugo and Judith Syombua Mbau

Climate variability threatens farmers’ livelihoods. Efforts to address climate stress recognizes climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as a promising approach to minimize the damage occasioned by the varability. However, the effect of CSA practices on the resilience of farmers to continue producing increased maize yields amidst climate variability is not well…...

First Published: 13 Sep 2021

Heterogeneity in consumer preferences for organic and genetically modified food products in Ghana

Rebecca Owusu and Samuel Kwesi Ndzebah Dadzie

Consumers are increasingly becoming very concerned about food safety, with many giving preference to organic food products over conventional food products, which make use of agrochemicals with potential implications for health. Furthermore, to make the food choice decisions even more complex, genetically modified (GM) foods have been introduced in an at…...

First Published: 13 Jul 2021

Resilience to shocks in Malawian households

Elizabeth Mubanga Chishimba and Paul N. Wilson

Building up resilience in agricultural households has assumed a critical role in development strategies in recent years because, it is argued, the costs of strengthening resilience are less than the recurring expenditure for disaster assistance. Relying on large household datasets from 2010 and 2013, we explored the resilience of Malawian households to …...

First Published: 07 Jul 2021

Transmission of global wheat prices to domestic markets in Kenya: A cointegration approach

Jonathan Makau Nzuma and Patrick Kipruto Kirui

This paper evaluates the extent to which changes in international wheat prices are transmitted to domestic markets in Kenya using an error correction model (ECM) that employs monthly producer price data for the period 2002 to 2020. Domestic wheat markets in Kenya were found to be strongly integrated while, international wheat markets were cointegrated w…...

First Published: 03 May 2021

Stochastic meta-frontier function analysis of the regional efficiency and technology gap ratios (TGRs) of small-scale cassava producers in Liberia

Kollie B. Dogba, Willis Oluoch Kosura and Chepchumba Chumo

To enrich agriculture reform and reap its benefits, policy makers need to localise policy issues within and across their domestic zones. Using a stochastic meta-frontier function, this study analysed the production efficiency of the cassava subsector of cassava growers from Bomi and Nimba counties in Liberia. The paper contributes to the domestication o…...

First Published: 28 Apr 2021

Are the current animal trypanosomiasis management methods in Kenya complementary or substitutes? Evidence from Kwale County

Arnold Lumumbah Musungu, David Jakinda Otieno, Beatrice Wambui Muriithi, Rose Nyikal, Daniel Masiga and Michael Nyanganga Okal

African animal trypanosomiasis (AAT) and its vectors, mainly tsetse, are a major constraint to livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Control efforts have been ongoing for decades, but finding a sustainable solution remains a major concern. This paper assessed the complementarity and substitutability of existing AAT management methods to info…...

First Published: 22 Apr 2021

Heterogeneous welfare effects of farmer groups in smallholder irrigation schemes in South Africa

S Phakathi, S Sinyolo, GCC Fraser and J Marire

This paper analyses the heterogeneous effects of membership of a farmer group on access to water, use of inorganic fertiliser, household incomes, and farm asset holdings. A sample of 401 irrigators in South Africa was analysed using propensity score matching. The study found that group membership had a positive effect on all four outcomes. Group members…...

First Published: 14 Apr 2021

Agricultural price transmission across space and time: The case of cowpea and yam markets in Nigeria

Onyinyechukwu H Onubogu and Adewale O Dipeolu

The transmission of price changes to markets has attracted renewed interest since the international food price spikes of 2007 to 2011. In response to this, this paper investigates the long-run behaviour of Nigerian cowpeas and yam tuber retail prices across space and time from 2000 to 2015. We employed the augmented Dickey-Fuller unit root test, the Joh…...

First Published: 03 Apr 2021

Consumer preferences for organic vegetables in southwestern Nigeria: A choice experiment approach

Joseph Oluwagbenga Akinwehinmi, Taye Timothy Amos and Kolawole Ogundari

In sub-Saharan Africa, identifying estimates of consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for safe food continues to receive attention in the literature. Using experimental data from Nigeria, we examined the source of heterogeneities in preference and WTP for organically produced food. The subjective valuation by consumers of certification in …...

First Published: 03 Apr 2021

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