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Title: THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIALISATION ON HOUSEHOLD FOOD CROPS PRODUCTION IN WESTERN SUDAN DRYLAND AGRICULTURE
Authors: TARIG, MOHAMMED
Advisors: Dr. Workneh Negatu
Copyright: 2002
Date Added: 9-May-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The promotion of cash crop commercialisation and its effects on smallholder welfare have been debated for decades. This study uses cross-sectional data to examine the impact of cash cropping on food crop production at farm household level in Sheikan province in North Kordofan State, in Sudan. In addition to descriptive analysis, the study specifies and estimated models of groundnut commercialisation index and food crop production. The survey shows that the degree of agricultural commercialisation varied significantly a cross the entire sample, but still the semi-subsistent production features the production pattern in the area of study. Also, The empirical results show that groundnut commercialisation significantly and positively affected food crop production at household level. Commercialisation was significantly and negatively affected households’ investment in livestock, but positively by family size. The study concludes that agricultural commercialisation has a positive and significant impact on household food crop production. Even when the households allocate more resources to cash crops, the earned income and access to food markets appears to justify their resource allocation.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1015
Appears in:Thesis - Economics

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