Special Issue on Economic Evaluation of Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation Technologies for Sweet Potato Cultivation

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Endrias Geta
      Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agricultural Economics and Agri-business, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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    • Getahun Kassa
      Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Economics, Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan Teferie, Ethiopia
    • Mebratu Alemu
      Department of Economics, Arba-Minch University, Arba-Minch, Ethiopia
    • Amsalu Mitiku
      Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
    • Benyam Tadesse
      Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia
    • Yeshimebet Ayele
      College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia
    • Msganaw Aytenfisu
      Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mizan-Tepi University, Mizan Teferie, Ethiopia
  • Introduction

    Crop production under rain-fed conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa is highly constrained by variable rainfall, frequent droughts and low water productivity (Barros et al.,2014). The frequent occurrences of long intra-seasonal dry spells have the potential to cause a dramatic reduction in crop yields, As a result food insecurity and the overall livelihood crisis of the smallholder farmer are the major problem in lease developing countries (Teja et al.,2012).Therefore, there is an urgent need to adopt climate-smart technologies that would increase the quantity of water required for crop growth in regions where rainfall amounts are low and erratic (Critchley and Gowing, 2012). So study focusing on developing, promoting efficient rainwater harvesting, and conservation techniques that would enhance crop productivity on smallholder farms are very crucial.
    Study on this issue is very hot topic in today’s world. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the existence of chronic food shortage.
    The purpose of the special issue is to evaluate the economic performance that is (Profitability, investment and sensitivity analysis) of rainwater harvesting and conservation technologies.This study will use Crosse sectional data and basically focus on short duration crops.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Rainwater Harvesting
    2. Conservation Technology
    3. Profitability, Potato Productivity
    4. Investment and Sensitivity Analysis

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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