Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE) (ISSN:18158129, E-ISSN:18151027)

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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE) is an Open Access International Journal Which Aims to Publish High-quality Scientific Articles in the Field of Horticulture, Agriculture and Soil Science, Agronomy; Biology; Economics Academic Field: Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics; Agriculture and Animal Husbandry; Forestry and Many More. Our Aim is to Give an Open Space to Scientists Who Can Publish and Deliver Scientific Knowledge About the Relevant Field for the People in the Society. Asia Life Sciences Technology Reports of Kansai University

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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal seeks to publish original research articles that are hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provide exploratory insights in the following fields but not limited to:

Horticulture Agriculture Soil Science Agronomy
Biology Economics Biotechnology Agricultural chemistry
Soil development in plants aromatic plants subtropical fruits
Green house construction Growth Horticultural therapy Entomology
Medicinal Weed management in horticultural crops plant Analysis Tropical

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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-01-07-2020-30
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Title : Factors Affecting Sustainability of Business Relationships in Ethiopia Banana Value Chain
by Zinashbizu Lemma, Kanchana Sripruetkiat, Isriya Bunyasiri,
Abstract : Among other fruits crops in Ethiopia, banana is the most commonly grown and most widely consumed fruit crop, and has a paramount contribution to the livelihood developments of all value chain actors. However, the country’s banana market is not technically as well as economically efficient. Also, the value chain actors’ vertical coordination or integration is very weak. Chain integration requires the value chain actors to establish and maintain close and sustainable business relationships with their partners. Thus, this paper developed a structural equation model to determine factors that affect the sustainability of business relationships in Ethiopia banana value. Business relationship sustainability conceptualized as a higher-order latent construct measured by relationship stability and quality. Compared to the other two chain stages, the sustainability of business relationships at the farmers-to-cooperative stage and retailers-to-wholesaler stage is good. The findings show that equal power distribution, personal bonds, and the departure of key people significantly determine the business relationship sustainability along the value chain. For the farmers-local collectors and retailers-wholesalers stages, equal power distribution is the main determinant of business relationship sustainability, while for the farmers-cooperative stage competition, and at the local collectors-wholesalers level, a personal bond is the most important determinant..
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-10-06-2020-29
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Abstract : Due to rapid transitions in the agri-food chain, collaboration and coordination between buyers and sellers are particularly important. Collaboration established on relational factors like trust. In Ethiopia banana value chain, the business relationship between farmers and local collectors is not long-lasting. They involve informal marketing relationships established based on the merits of the trading partners. Local collectors act opportunistically, and it affects producers' level of trust and their willingness to involve in a long-term relationship. Thus, this paper aimed to determine the factors that affect producers’ trust and its role to build producers' loyalty which facilitates collaboration for two groups of farmers; cooperative members and independent farmers. The study found that price satisfaction and social satisfaction are the main determinants of trust, while the former is for the independent farmers, and the latter is for the cooperative members. Trust highly determine producers' loyalty, especially for independent farmers, and it also plays a significant mediating role between two factors (price satisfaction & social satisfaction) and producers' loyalty. The cooperative members have a better level of trust and loyalty for their buyers than that of the independent farmers. Thus, local collectors need to avoid their opportunistic behavior and develop trust in their sellers by satisfying their price and social satisfaction.
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-02-06-2020-28
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Title : The Impact of Contract Farming on Technical Efficiency in Ethiopia’s Smallholder Sesame Production
by Mekdelawit Yeshitila, Isriya Bunyasiri, Prapinwadee Sirisupluxana, Auttapol Suebpongsakorn,
Abstract : Ethiopia has been struggling in the international Sesame market due to low productivity. Therefore, contract farming (CF) has been introduced as a new institutional arrangement to improve productivity. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of CF on smallholder’s technical efficiency (TE) using cross-sectional data from 122 CF and 261 non-CF sesame farmers in Ethiopia. A data envelopment analysis (DEA) is used to estimate sesame production efficiency. The impact of CF on technical, allocative, and economic efficiency was assessed using propensity score matching (PSM). A Rosenbaum bound approach was used to see to what extent the PSM results is sensitive to hidden bias problem. Based on the DEA result, CF participants have an average TE score of 0.68 and non-CF has 0.56 under constant return to scale. This indicates that to increase TE, CF participants and non-participants can reduce the amount of input use by 32% and 44%, respectively. Farmers can increase TE under variable return to scale by reducing input level on average by 23% and 32% for CF and non-CF, respectively. The AE for CF participants is 0.26, while the non-CF participant has an AE of 0.20. The PSM results revealed that contract farming increases technical efficiency by 11% and economic efficiency by 8.7%. AE is increased by 8% due to CF. Therefore, contract farming can be used as an institutional arrangement to improve production efficiency.
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-20-03-2020-26
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Abstract : Intestinal parasites infections are the major disease that infecting human through food contamination. Consumption of raw vegetables become an important pathway for the parasitic infection towards the human host. Hence, the aim of this mini review is to reveal the past and present on the parasitic infections in vegetables which has been underestimated. In general, the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) by practicing good documentation and practices in agriculture, providing good facilities and amenities such as clean storage house and clean water supply will reduce the contamination of parasitic infections. Besides, we suggested that the importance to create new regulation to control the uses of fertilizer originated from untreated human and animal waste should be eliminated in order to reduce the contamination of parasitic infections in vegetables..
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-23-02-2020-25
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Abstract : The peatland becomes a source of living by the people around it which causes an exploitation that triggers the fire so that it damages peatland ecosystem. The aims of this study are to identify the social economic condition of the people living in peatland area and to determine the socioeconomic factors that influence welfare. The research location is Bunut sub-district and Kerumutan sub-district, Pelalawan district which are two of fire point areas in 2015. Three-Stage Least Square is applied to analyse the data. The main result of this study shows that socioeconomic conditions of the peatland community in Pelalawan District, Riau has a productive age and low education level. The majority of the community's livelihood as oil palm farmers, so that the largest income derived from oil palm cultivation. This income is used more to meet non-food needs. The community welfare of peatland is influenced by asset possession and income. The biggest asset owned by the community is peatland, which is mostly used for rubber and oil palm cultivation. Exploitation of peatland has caused damage and the income of peatland communities is not optimal. The welfare of peatland community can be improved without exploitation the peat and with rubber and palm oil cultivation. In addition, welfare can be increased if the peatland community can create non-farm livelihoods, so that the peatland ecosystem can remain sustainable..
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