Aims and scope

African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development ISSN 2375-0693 is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that considers for publication high-profile articles dealing with all aspects of agricultural economics with specific emphasis on articles that have the potential to improve the conditions of people living in rural areas. Articles that contribute to the analysis and understanding of the complex agricultural industry and rural environment in developing nations are particularly encouraged. 

African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development is a veritable forum for publication of research into agricultural economics and rural development as well as related disciplines such as statistics, marketing, business management, politics, history and sociology, and their application to issues in the agricultural, food, and related industries; rural communities, and the environment. 

The journal also accepts articles dealing with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production and distribution of food and fiber, land usage, crop yield and soil ecosystem. The journal covers all facets of the economics of developing countries such as:

  • Food and consumer economics
  • Production economics and farm management
  • Development economics
  • Agricultural environment and natural resources
  • Food policy
  • Agricultural policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Debt bondage
  • Ethnicity
  • Extension services
  • Immigration
  • Labor economics
  • Land redistribution
  • Rural community development
  • Rural economics
  • Rural education
  • Rural electrification
  • Rural geography
  • Rural management
  • Rural politics
  • Rural wealth/poverty
  • Rural sociology

Published articles either deal with new developments in research and methods of analysis, or apply existing methods and techniques to new problems and situations which are of general interest to the Journal’s international readership.


Agricultural economics, rural development, agriculture, resource economics, technical efficiency, contingent valuation, willingness to pay, consumer behaviour, switching regression, choice experiments, revealed preference, stated preference.



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