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Volume 61, issue 1, 2022

Special collection of articles on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South African agriculture pp. 1-2 Downloads
Johann Kirsten
A sector-wide review of the COVID-19 impact on the South African agricultural sector during 2020–21 pp. 3-20 Downloads
Ferdinand Meyer, Johann Kirsten, Tracy Davids, Marion Delport, Hester Vermeulen, Wandile Sihlobo and Lucia Anelich
Hotspots of vulnerability and disruption in food value chains during COVID-19 in South Africa: industry- and firm-level “pivoting” in response pp. 21-41 Downloads
Ferdinand Meyer, Thomas Reardon, Tracy Davids, Melissa van der Merwe, Daniel Jordaan, Marion Delport and Gerhard Van Den Burgh
Covid-19 and the South African wine industry pp. 42-51 Downloads
Tracy Davids, Nick Vink and Kandas Cloete
The impact of Covid-19 on black farmers in South Africa pp. 52-66 Downloads
Marc Wegerif
Can digital solutions transform agri-food systems in Africa? pp. 67-79 Downloads
Edward Mabaya and Jaron Porciello
Identifying possible misspecification in South African soybean oil futures contracts pp. 80-93 Downloads
Andre Van der Vyver, Ulonka Barnard and Jean-Pierre Nordier
Strategic perspectives on quitting or remaining in commercial agriculture in South Africa and why it matters pp. 94-108 Downloads
Kandas Cloete, Jan Greyling and Marion Delport

Volume 60, issue 4, 2021

The financial burden of African Horse Sickness: a case of the European Union trade ban on South Africa’s horse industry pp. 353-369 Downloads
Zimbini Mdlulwa, Mampe Masemola, Baratang A. Lubisi and Petronella Chaminuka
Does the use of multiple agricultural technologies affect household welfare? Evidence from Northern Ghana pp. 370-387 Downloads
Wencong Lu, Kwabena Nyarko Addai and John N. Ng’ombe
Selling at the farmgate? Role of liquidity constraints and implications for agricultural productivity pp. 388-407 Downloads
Josiah M. Ateka, Perez Ayieko Onono-Okelo and Martin Etyang
Does commitment to cooperatives affect the economic benefits of smallholder farmers? Evidence from rice cooperatives in the Western province of Zambia pp. 408-423 Downloads
Ebenezer Donkor and Jiri Hejkrlik
Smallholder farmers’ willingness to pay for access to agricultural market information in Tanzania pp. 424-444 Downloads
Mawazo Mwita Magesa and Noah Nasson Mkasanga
Factors influencing farmers’ dis-adoption and retention decisions for biofortified crops: the case of orange-fleshed sweetpotato in Mozambique pp. 445-459 Downloads
Wellington Jogo, Temesgen Bocher and Frederick Grant
Farm- and community-level factors underlying the profitability of fertiliser usage for Ethiopian smallholder farmers pp. 460-479 Downloads
B. T. Assefa, P. Reidsma, Jordan Chamberlin and M. K. van Ittersum
Analysis of the Kenyan economy: an input-output approach pp. 480-495 Downloads
Sofía Jiménez, Alfredo Mainar and Emanuele Ferrari

Volume 60, issue 3, 2021

Productive efficiency and farm size in East Africa pp. 209-226 Downloads
Jacques C. Julien, Boris E. Bravo-Ureta and Nicholas E. Rada
Changing income portfolios and household welfare in rural Uganda pp. 227-242 Downloads
Moses Kakungulu, Moses Isabirye, Kevin Teopista Akoyi, Kaat Van Hoyweghen, Liesbet Vranken and Miet Maertens
What factors influence smallholder farmers’ decision to select a milk marketing channel in Zambia? pp. 243-252 Downloads
Tulumbe Cheelo and Melissa van der Merwe
Welfare impacts of introducing water pollution tax in the Olifants river basin in South Africa: A revisited analysis using a top-down micro-accounting approach pp. 253-263 Downloads
Clement Kyei and Margaret Mabugu
Structure and entry barriers to access groundnut markets for intermediary traders in central and northern Malawi pp. 264-279 Downloads
Admire Katunga, Edilegnaw Wale Zegeye and Gerald Ortmann
Analysis of intra-region market integration and spatial price transmission in groundnut markets in Malawi pp. 280-296 Downloads
Moses Chitete, Wisdom Mgomezulu, Mercy Bwanaisa and Joseph Dzanja
The poverty impacts of improved soybean technologies in Malawi pp. 297-316 Downloads
Adane Hirpa Tufa, Arega D. Alene, Julius Manda, Shiferaw Feleke, Tesfamicheal Wossen, M. G. Akinwale, David Chikoye and Victor Manyong
Female farm holding in Botswana's agriculture industry pp. 317-334 Downloads
Odile Mackett
Adoption of ox-drawn minimum tillage ripping by smallholder farmers in Zambia pp. 335-351 Downloads
Isabel C. Sakala, Thomson H. Kalinda, Chewe Nkonde and William Burke

Volume 60, issue 2, 2021

Towards a viable farm size – determining a viable household income for emerging farmers in South Africa's Land Redistribution Programme: an income aspiration approach pp. 91-107 Downloads
Siphe Zantsi, Gabriele Mack and Nick Vink
Land redistribution in South Africa’s land reform policy: a better way to select beneficiaries pp. 108-127 Downloads
Siphe Zantsi and Jan C. Greyling
District-level agricultural total factor productivity for the Karoo, South Africa: 1952–2002 pp. 128-144 Downloads
Beatrice Conradie, Amelia Genis, Jan Greyling and Jenifer Piesse
Agronomic and socio-economic assessment of the introduction of a rice-based mixed cropping system to the Cuvelai seasonal wetland system in northern Namibia pp. 145-156 Downloads
Yoshihiro Hirooka, Tadayoshi Masuda, Yoshinori Watanabe, Yasuhiro Izumi, Hiroyuki Inai, Simon Awala and Morio Iijima
Cointegration and spatial price transmission among rice markets in Tanzania: implications for price stabilisation policies pp. 157-175 Downloads
Yohana James Mgale, Yan Yunxian and Provident Dimoso
Foreign direct investment into agriculture: does it crowd-out domestic investment? pp. 176-191 Downloads
Justice Djokoto
Welfare effects of small-scale farmers' participation in apple and mango value chains in Ethiopia pp. 192-208 Downloads
Mengistie Mossie, Alemseged Gerezgiher, Zemen Ayalew and Zerihun Nigussie

Volume 60, issue 1, 2021

Introduction to volume 60 of Agrekon pp. 1-6 Downloads
Johann Kirsten
Reflections on two terms as editor of Agrekon pp. 7-9 Downloads
Nick Vink
Impacts of interlocked contractual arrangements on dairy farmers’ welfare in Zambia: a robust Bayesian instrumental variable analysis pp. 10-30 Downloads
Rebecca N. Kiwanuka-Lubinda, John N. Ng’ombe and Charles Machethe
Price attributes of Döhne Merino wool in South Africa pp. 31-42 Downloads
A. Ferreira, W. A. Lombard, Y. T. Bahta and A. C. Geyer
Speed of adoption of intensive agricultural practices in Rwanda: A duration analysis pp. 43-56 Downloads
Jules Ngango and Seungjee Hong
Determinants of livestock keepers’ primary animal health care practices pp. 57-79 Downloads
Zimbini Mdlulwa, Eric Mathebula and Cynthia Ngwane
How a government panel on land reform in South Africa is stuck in old ways pp. 80-84 Downloads
Thorvald Gran
Reply: how a government panel on land reform in South Africa is stuck in old ways pp. 85-87 Downloads
Wandile Sihlobo
In memoriam: Abdul Salam Mohammad Karaan (1968–2021) pp. 88-89 Downloads
Nick Vink, Wandile Sihlobo and Johann Kirsten

Volume 59, issue 4, 2020

Efficiency of a mixed farming system in a marginal winter rainfall area of the Overberg, South Africa, with implications for thinking about sustainability pp. 387-400 Downloads
Beatrice Conradie and Amelia Genis
An econometric estimation of gross margin volatility: a case of ox production in Namibia pp. 401-411 Downloads
H. J. Sartorius von Bach and K. M. Kalundu
Price transmission in (de)regulated agricultural markets pp. 412-425 Downloads
Jakub Olipra
Gendered analysis of the demand for poultry feed in Kenya pp. 426-439 Downloads
John Njenga Macharia, Gracious Malton Diiro, John Rono Busienei, Kimpei Munei, Hippolyte D. Affognon, Sunday Ekesi, Beatrice Muriithi, Dorothy Nakimbugwe, Chrysantus Mbi Tanga and Komi K. M. Fiaboe
Production and hidden hunger impacts of sustainable agricultural practices: evidence from rural households in Africa pp. 440-458 Downloads
Abdul-Hanan Abdallah, Awal Abdul-Rahaman and Gazali Issahaku

Volume 59, issue 3, 2020

Measuring the financial efficiency of agricultural cooperatives in South Africa: an application of the Simar–Wilson methodology pp. 269-286 Downloads
C. L. Yobe, S. R. D. Ferrer and M. Mudhara
The effect of trust on farmers’ milk market participation in dairy cooperatives in West Shoa, Ethiopia pp. 287-302 Downloads
Daniel Belay
Determinants of individual social capital in dairy cooperatives in West Shoa, Ethiopia pp. 303-320 Downloads
Daniel Belay
Adoption and ex-post impact of alternative teff production technologies: micro-level evidence from Ethiopia pp. 321-336 Downloads
Etsehiwot Semreab Tiruneh and Solomon Wassie
Effects of input subsidies on cropland allocation and diversification in Botswana’s subsistence economy pp. 337-353 Downloads
Tebogo Seleka and David Mmopelwa
Household assets and food security in and around medium-sized towns: some insights from Morogoro and Iringa, Tanzania pp. 354-365 Downloads
Ubaldus John Tumaini
Do oil prices and exchange rates account for agricultural commodity market spillovers? Evidence from the Diebold and Yilmaz Index pp. 366-385 Downloads
Mehmet Balcilar and Festus Bekun

Volume 59, issue 2, 2020

Asymmetry in food safety information – the case of the 2018 Listeriosis outbreak and low-income, urban consumers in Gauteng, South Africa pp. 129-143 Downloads
Marlene Louw and Melissa van der Merwe
Analysis of price transmission in the beef value chain using a calculated retail carcass price pp. 144-155 Downloads
Abiodun Ogundeji and Frikkie Maré
Eye-tracking consumers’ awareness of beef brands pp. 156-168 Downloads
W. A. Lombard, J. H. Van Zyl and T. R. Beelders
Typology of contract farming arrangements: a transaction cost perspective pp. 169-187 Downloads
Innocent Mugwagwa, Jos Bijman and Jacques Trienekens
(Fairtrade) certification: consequences of being a niche market pp. 188-201 Downloads
Katharina Bissinger and Daniel Leufkens
Factors determining smallholder farmers’ willingness to pay for a metal silo in Zimbabwe pp. 202-217 Downloads
Teresa Chuma, Maxwell Mudhara and Jones Govereh
Application of exploratory factor analysis to address the challenge of measuring social capital in a rural communal setting in South Africa pp. 218-234 Downloads
Megan Davenport and Rashid Hassan
Postharvest losses at the farm level and its economy-wide costs: the case of the maize sector in Mozambique pp. 235-253 Downloads
Meizal Popat, Garry Griffith, Stuart Mounter and Oscar Cacho
Impacts of improved sorghum varieties intensification on household welfare in the mid-Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe pp. 254-267 Downloads
Joseph P. Musara and Lovemore Musemwa

Volume 59, issue 1, 2020

Correction pp. iii-iii Downloads
The Editors
Improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers through region specific strategies: a case study of South African sheep production pp. 1-15 Downloads
Yong Sebastian Nyam, Nicolette Matthews and Yonas Bahta
Impact of smallholder farmers’ welfare through participation in on-farm regional projects in East Africa pp. 16-29 Downloads
Enock Warinda, Dickson M. Nyariki, Stephen Wambua and Reuben Muasya
How stable are farmers’ risk perceptions? A follow-up study of one community in the Karoo pp. 30-45 Downloads
Ivo Wustro and Beatrice Conradie
Examining coffee export performance in Eastern and Southern African countries: do bilateral trade relations matter? pp. 46-64 Downloads
Aimable Nsabimana and Wondmagegn Tirkaso
Are there periodically collapsing bubble behaviours in the global coffee market? pp. 65-77 Downloads
Kai-Hua Wang, Chi-Wei Su, Ran Tao and Lin-Na Hao
Risk efficiency of optimal water allocation within a single- and multi-stage decision-making framework pp. 78-92 Downloads
Primrose Madende and Bennie Grové
Do bottom-up and independent agricultural cooperatives really perform better? Insights from a technical efficiency analysis in Ethiopia pp. 93-109 Downloads
Tafesse W. Gezahegn, Steven Van Passel, Tekeste Berhanu, Marijke D’haese and Miet Maertens
Food self-sufficiency and GM regulation under conflicting interests: the case of GM maize in South Africa pp. 110-128 Downloads
Qianqian Shao, Dusan Drabik, Marnus Gouse and Justus Wesseler
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