Prof Edilegnaw Wale's Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES PUBLISHED:

 

2017

  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2017. The impact of social grants-dependency on farm entrepreneurship among rural households in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Developing Areas 51(3): 63-76.
  • E. Wale & K. Holm-Mueller. 2017. Explaining the Ethiopian farmers’ perceptions on potential loss of traditional crop varieties: A principal components regression analysis. Journal of Developing Areas 51(4): 377-395.

JOURNAL ARTICLES IN PRESS:

  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2017. The impact of social grant-dependency on smallholder maize producers’ market participation in South Africa: Application of the double-hurdle model. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v20i1.1474)
  • Hitayezu, P., E. Wale & G.F. Ortmann. 2017. Assessing farmers’ perceptions about climate change: a double-hurdle approach. Climate Risk Management (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2017.07.001)


JOURNAL ARTICLES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION:

  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. Assessing the impact of social grant-dependency on participation of KwaZulu-Natal rural households in farming: Application of the generalised propensity score method. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS)
  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. The impact of social grants on smallholder commercialisation in South Africa: evidence from four districts in KwaZulu-Natal. Agribusiness: An International Journal
  • Mmbando, F., E. Wale & L. Baiyegunhi. Welfare impacts of market channel choice by smallholder farmers in Tanzania. Development in Practice

2016

  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2016. The impact of social grants on the propensity and intensity of use of chemical fertiliser among smallholder farmers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Agrekon 55(4): 436-457
  • Mmbando, F.E., E. Wale, L.J.S. Baiyegunhi & M.A.G. Darroch. 2016. The choice of marketing channel by maize and pigeonpea smallholder farmers: Evidence from Northern and Eastern zones of Tanzania. Agrekon 55(3): 254-277
  • Hitayezu, P., E. Wale & G.F. Ortmann. 2016. Assessing agricultural land-use change in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: application of mixed multinomial logit. Environment, Development and Sustainability 18(4): 985-1003
  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2016. To what extent does social grants-dependency affect smallholder farmer’s incentives to farm? Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 11(2): 154-165
  • Mabuza, M.L., G.F. Ortmann, E. Wale & M.J. Mutenje. 2016. The effect of major income sources on rural household food (in)security: evidence from Swaziland and implications for policy. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 55(2): 209-230
  • Hitayezu, P., E. Wale & G.F. Ortmann. 2016. Farm-level crop crop diversification in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: patterns, microeconomic drivers, and policy implications. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40(6): 553-582
  • Akankwasa, K, G.F. Ortmann, E. Wale & W.K. Tushemereirwe. 2016. Early-stage adoption of improved banana "matooke" hybrids in Uganda: a count data analysis based on farmers' perceptions. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 13(1): 1650001-1 to 1650001-26
  • Muchara, B., G.F. Ortmann, M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2016. Irrigation water value for potato farmers in the Mooi River Irrigation Scheme of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A residual value approach. Agricultural Water Management 164: 243-252
  • Mabuza, M.L., G.F. Ortmann & E. Wale. 2016. Frequency and extent of employing food insecurity coping strategies among rural households: Determinants and implications for policy using evidence from Swaziland. Food Security 8: 255-269
  • Cockburn, J., M. Rouget, R. Slotow, D. Roberts, R. Boon, E. Douwes, S.O'Donoghue, C.T. Downs, S. Mukherjee, W. Musakwa, O. Mutanga, T. Mwabvu, J.Odindi, A. Odindo, S. Proche, S. Ramdhani, J. Ray-Mukherjee, M. Sershen, C. Schoeman, A.J. Smit, E. Wale & S. Willows-Munro. 2016. How to build science-action partnerships for local land-use planning and management: lessons from Durban, South Africa. Ecology and Society 21(1): 28-69

2015

  • Mmbando, F.E., E. Wale & L.J.S. Baiyegunhi. 2015. Welfare impacts of smallholder farmers' participation in maize and pigeon pea markets in Tanzania. Food Security 7: 1211-1224
  • Wale, E. & J.N. Chianu. 2015. Farmers’ demand for extra yield from improved Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter) varieties in Ethiopia: implications for crop improvement and agricultural extension. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 17(6): 1449-1462
  • Mabuza, M.L., G.F. Ortmann & E. Wale. 2015. Collective action in small-scale mushroom production in Swaziland: does organisational form matter? Development in Practice 25(7): 1025-1042
  • Mmbando, F.E., E. Wale & L.J.S. Baiyegunhi. 2015. Determinants of smallholder farmers’ participation in maize and pigeon pea markets in Tanzania. Agrekon: Agricultural Economics Research, Policy and Practice in Southern Africa 54(1): 96-119
  • Sharaunga, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2015. Factors influencing forest values orientations among rural households in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Agroforestry Systems 89(6): 943-962

2014

  • Hitayezu, P., E. Wale & G.F. Ortmann. 2014. Some Aspects of Agricultural Vulnerability to Climate Change in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa: A Systematic Review. Journal of Human Ecology 48(3): 347-356
  • Muchara, B., B. Letty, A. Obi, P. Masika, G. Ortmann, E. Wale & M. Mudhara. 2014. The Role of Capital Assets and Institutions in the Success and Failure of Smallholder Irrigation Schemes in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology 48(2): 235-247
  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mudhara & E. Wale. 2014. Water security and rural household food security: Empirical evidence from the Mzinyathi District in South Africa. Food Security 6: 483-499
  • Muchara, B., G.F. Ortmann, E. Wale & M. Mudhara. 2014. Collective action and participation in irrigation water management: A case study of Mooi River Irrigation Scheme in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Water SA 40(4): 699-708
  • Senyolo, G.M., E. Wale & G.F. Ortmann. 2014. Consumers’ willingness-to-pay for underutilized vegetable crops: the case of African Leafy vegetables in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology 47(3): 219-227
  • Mabuza M.L., Ortmann G.F. & E. Wale. 2014. Effects of transaction costs on mushroom producers’ choice of marketing channels: implications for agricultural market access in Swaziland. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences 17(2): 207-219
  • Sinyolo, S., M. Mhudara & Wale, E. 2014. The impact of smallholder irrigation on household welfare: The case of Tugela Ferry irrigation scheme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Water SA 40(1): 145-155

2013

  • Sharaunga, S., M. Mhudara & E. Wale. 2013. Values rural households in KwaZulu-Natal hold towards forests and their participation in Community-based Forest Management. Agrekon 52(4): 113-147
  • Mabuza M.L., Ortmann G.F. & E. Wale. 2013. Socio-economic and institutional factors constraining participation of swaziland’s mushroom producers in mainstream markets: an application of the value chain approach. Agrekon 52(4): 89-112
  • Sharaunga, S. & E. Wale. 2013. The dis-incentive effects of food aid and agricultural policies on land allocation in developing countries: The case of Malawi. Development Southern Africa 30 (4-5): 491-507
  • Akankwasa, K., Ortmann G.F., E. Wale & W.K. Tushemereirwe. 2013. Farmers’ choice among recently developed hybrid banana varieties in Uganda: a multi-nomial logit analysis. Agrekon 52(2): 25-51
  • Akankwasa, K., G.F. Ortmann, E. Wale & W.K. Tushemereirwe. 2013. Determinants of consumers’ willingness to purchase East African Highland cooking banana hybrids in Uganda. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8(9): 780-791
  • Mabuza, M.L., M.M. Sithole, E. Wale, G.F. Ortmann & M.A.G. Darroch. 2013. The use of improved land cultivation technologies in Swaziland: Implications for enhancing food production on Swazi Nation. Land Use Policy 33: 71-80

2012

  • Mabuza, M.L., G.F. Ortmann & E. Wale. 2012. Determinants of farmers’ participation in oyster mushroom production in Swaziland: implications for promoting a nonconventional agricultural enterprise. Agrekon 51 (4): 19-40
  • Wale, E. 2012. Addressing the information problem in agriculture via agro-biodiversity: streamlining the issues, challenges and policy questions. African Journal of Agricultural Research 7(30): 4187-4197
  • Wale, E. 2012. Explaining farmers’ decisions to abandon traditional varieties of crops: empirical results from Ethiopia and implications for on-farm conservation. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 36(5): 545-563
  • Wale, E. 2012. On the scale-neutrality of transgenic seeds: micro-level access, impacts and implications for further research. African Journal of Biotechnology 11(36): 8774-8783
  • Kaguongo, W., G.F. Ortmann, E Wale, M.A.G. Darroch & J Lowa. 2012. Factors influencing adoption and intensity of adoption of orange flesh sweetpotato varieties: evidence from an extension intervention in Nyanza and Western provinces, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research 7(3): 493-503

2011

  • Wale, E. 2011. Costing on-farm conservation of crop diversity: the case of sorghum and wheat in Ethiopia and implications for policy. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(2): 401-406

2010

  • Asrat, S., M. Yesuf, F. Carlsson & E. Wale. 2010. Farmers’ preferences for crop variety traits: lessons for on-farm conservation and technology adoption. Ecological Economics 69: 2394-2404
  • Wale, E. & A. Yallew. 2010. On biodiversity impact assessment: the rationale, conceptual challenges and implications for future EIA. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 28 (1): 3-13
  • Wale, E. 2010. How do farmers allocate land for coffee trees? Implications for on-farm conservation and seed technology adoption. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 34 (3): 270-291

2009

  • Wale, E., N. Chishakwe & R. Lewis-Lettington. 2009. Cultivating participatory policy processes for genetic resources policy: lessons from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Biodiversity and Conservation 18 (1): 1-18

2008

  • Wale, E. 2008a. Challenges in genetic resources policy making: some lessons from participatory policy research with a special reference to Ethiopia. Biodiversity and Conservation 17(1): 21-33
  • Wale, E. 2008b. A study on financial opportunity costs of growing local varieties of sorghum in Ethiopia: implications for on-farm conservation policy. Ecological Economics 64 (3): 603-610

2007

  • Wale, E. & A. Yallew. 2007. Farmers’ variety attribute preferences: implications for breeding priority setting and agricultural extension policy in Ethiopia. African Development Review 19 (2): 379-396
  • Wale, E. & D. Virchow. 2007. Production of sorghum varietal diversity on farmers’ fields in Eastern Ethiopia: Economic explanations and implications for on-farm conservation. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Economics 6(2): 41-69

2006

  • Wale, E. 2006. What do farmers financially lose if they fail to use improved seeds? Some econometric results for wheat and implications for agricultural extension policy in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Economics 12 (2): 59-79
  • Mburu, J. & E. Wale. 2006. Local organizations involved in the conservation of crop genetic resources: conditions for their emergence and success in Ethiopia and Kenya. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53 (3): 613-629

2005

  • Wale, E., K. Holm-Müller, J. Mburu & M. Zeller. 2005. Economic analysis of farmers’ preferences for coffee variety attributes: lessons for on-farm conservation and technology adoption in Ethiopia. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 44(2): 121-139

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:
  • Wale, E. 2011. ‘Introduction: setting the scene for GRPI economics.’ In: Wale, E., A. Drucker & K.K. Zander, Eds. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London, pp. 3-21
  • Wale, E. 2011. ‘Farmers’ perceptions on replacement and loss of traditional crop varieties:  examples from Ethiopia and implications.’ In: Wale, E., A. Drucker & K.K. Zander, Eds. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London, pp. 65-89
  • Pant, K. P., J.C. Gautam & E. Wale. 2011. ‘Valuation of rice diversity in Nepal: a trait-based approach.’ In: Wale, E., A. Drucker & K.K. Zander, Eds. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London, pp. 45-64
  • Kuntashula, E., E. Wale, J.C.N. Lungu & M.T. Daura. 2011. ‘Consumers’ attribute preferences and traders’ challenges affecting the use of local maize and groundnut varieties in Lusaka: implications for crop diversity utilisation.’ In: Wale, E., A. Drucker & K.K. Zander, Eds. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London, pp. 93-110
  • Wale, E., K. K. Zander & A. G. Drucker. 2011. ‘Findings, conclusions, implications and outlook.’ In: Wale, E., A. Drucker & K.K. Zander, Eds. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London, pp. 125-136
  • Chianu, J.N., E. Wale & E.M. Nkonya. 2010. ‘Global soybean marketing and trade: a situation and outlook analysis’. In: Singh, G., Ed. The soybean: botany, production and uses. CABI Publishing, Wallingford: U.K, pp.461-484
  • Wale, E. & J. Mburu. 2006. ‘An atttribute-based index of coffee diversity and implications for on farm conservation in Ethiopia’. In: Smale, M., Ed. Valuing crop biodiversity: on-farm conservation, genetic resources, and economic change. CABI Publishing, Wallingford: U.K., pp. 48 – 62

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PAPERS:
  • Mabuza M.L., G.F. Ortmann & E. Wale. 2013. ‘Factors constraining participation of Swaziland’s mushroom producers in mainstream markets.’ In: Majewski, E., Czekaj S., Malak-Rawlikowska A., Ros M. & Malazewska S., Eds. Proceedings of the 19th International Farm Management (IFMA) Congress, Volume I, pp. 248-254.
  • Wale, E. & J. Mburu. 2006. ‘Farmers’ preferences for coffee variety attributes: implications for extension policy on utilization of improved varieties in Ethiopia.’ In: Getnet, A., Atsede A., Wale, E., & Yihenew, Z., Eds. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, Volume II, pp. 69-90
  • Wale, E. & D. Virchow. 2004. ‘Economic analysis of farmers’ incentives to diversify on native sorghum varieties in Ethiopia: lessons for on-farm conservation.’ In: Seyoum, A., A. Admassie, B. Degefe, B. Nega, M. Demeke, T. Biru & W. Ameha, Eds. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy, Volume II, pp. 131-154
  • Wale, E. 2002. ‘The opportunity cost of growing traditional wheat varieties: implications for the design of targeting principles for adoption of improved varieties in Ethiopia.’ In: Mulat, D., Alemu M., Assefa A. & D. Aredo, Eds. Proceedings of the National Workshop on Technological Progress in Ethiopian Agriculture, pp. 63-865. Wale, E. 2000. ‘The challenges in the search for efficient and sustainable rural credit institutions and their policy implications in Ethiopia’. In: W. Negatu, L. Dadi, A. Haile Gabriel & S. Bellete, Eds. Institutions for rural development, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society of Ethiopia, pp. 93-124
 

EDITED BOOK:

  • Wale, E., A. Drucker & K. Zander, Eds. 2011. The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm: case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (GRPI) project. Earthscan Publishing Ltd: London

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