Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering
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Journal of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Vol.1, No.3, Aug. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 30, 2015
Economic Analysis of Factors Affecting the Farmer Income Under Traditional Farming System in South Darfur State – Sudan
Pages: 114-119 Views: 1173 Downloads: 1274
Authors
[01] Thabit Ahmed Hassan, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zalingei, Zalingei, Central Darfur State, Sudan.
Abstract
Agriculture is the viable leading sector and main vehicle for growth and development in the Sudanese economy and is certain to remain so far several decade's. The rainfed sub-sector is accounts for 85 to 90 percent of agriculture area in Sudan. Whereas; more than 75 percent of the population in South Darfur State, in western Sudan, are depending on agriculture as their main source of food and income. Millet is the main staple food cultivated in the northern and eastern parts of the region while sorghum is cultivated in the south and in the lowlands (wadi). Some people practiced other economic activities in the dry season. These activities are trade, government jobs, handicraft production and forestry related ventures. The sample was two stages stratified random sample representing the five localities of Nyala government. The farm household head age has got a coefficient of 4.586. This coefficient is significant at 1% level of significance. The value of farm assets had got a coefficient of 1.285, which is highly significant at 1% level of significance with the expected sign.
Keywords
Darfur, Traditional, Farm Income, Lowlands, Significant, Value of Assets, Rainfed
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