Institute of Food Economics and Consumption Studies

Selected Publications



  • Abdul-Rahaman, A. and Abdulai, A. (2019). Vertical coordination mechanisms and farm performance amongst smallholder rice farmers in northern Ghana. Forthcoming in Agribusiness: an International Journal
  • Richartz, C., Abdulai, A. and Kornher, L. (2019). Attribute Non-Attendance and Consumer Preferences for Online food products in Germany. Forthcoming in German Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Issahaku, G. and Abdulai, A. (2019). Sustainable Land Management Practices and Technical and Environmental Efficiency among Smallholder Farmers in Ghana, Forthcoming in Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics,
  • Abdul-Rahaman, A. and Abdulai, A. (2019). Farmer groups, collective marketing and smallholder farm performance in rural Ghana, Forthcoming in Journal of Agribusness in Developing and Emerging Economies,
  • Owusu-Sekyere, E., Abdulai, A. and Jordaan, H. (2019). Heterogeneous demand for ecologically sustainable products on ensuring environmental sustainability in South Africa, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol 21, pp. 1-26,
  • Dithmer, J. and Abdulai, A. (2019). Trade Openness and Child Health: A Heterogeneous Panel Cointegration Analysis. Forthcoming in Applied Economics.
  • Issahaku, G. and Abdulai, A. (2019). Can farm households improve food and nutrition security through adoption of climate-smart practices? Empirical evidence from northern Ghana. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Vol. 0, pp.1-22, doi:10.1093/aepp/ppz002
  • Goetz, R., Yatsenko, Y., Hritonenko, N., Xabaia, A., Abdulai, A. (2019). The Dynamics of Productive Assets, Contract Duration and Holdup.  Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol. 97, pp. 24-37



  • Issahaku, G. and Abdul-Rahaman, A. (2018). Sustainable land management practices, off-farm work participation and vulnerability among farmers in Ghana. Is there a nexus? International Soil and Water Conservation Research, DOI: 10/1016/j.iswcr.2018.10.002
  • Yitayew, A., Yigezu, A.Y., Kassie, G.T., Deneke, T.T., Haile, A., Hassen, H. and Rischkowsky, B. (2018). Identification of strategies to improve goat marketing in the lowlands of Ethiopia: a hedonic price analysis. Applied Economics, Vol. 51 (1), pp. 61-75
  • Abdul-Rahaman, A. and Abdulai, A. (2018). Do Farmer Groups impact on Farm Yield and Efficiency of Smallholder Farmers? Evidence from Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana. Food Policy. Vol. 81, pp.95-105
  • Owusu, V. and Abdulai, A. (2018). Examining the Economic Impacts of Integrated Pest Management amongst Vegetable Farmers in Southern Ghana. Journal of Envirenmental Planning and Management,
  • Ma, W. and Abdulai, A. (2018). IPM adoption, cooperative membership and farm economic performance: Insight from apple farmers in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol. 11, Issue: 2, pp. 218-236,
  • Abdulai, A. (2018). Simon Brand Memorial Address. The Challenges and Adaptation to Climate Change by Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agrekon, Vol. 57 (1), pp 28-39
  • Ma, W. , Abdulai, A and Goetz, R. (2018). Agricultural Cooperatives and Investment in Organic Soil Amendments and Chemical Fertilizer in China. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 100(2), pp. 502-520
  • Ding, Z. and Abdulai, A. (2018). Smallholder Preferences and willingness-to-pay measures for microcredit: Evidence form Sichuan province in China. China Agricultural Economic Review, Vol. 10 (3), pp. 462-481


  • Ma, W., Abdulai, A. and Ma, C. (2017). The Effects of Off-farm Work on Fertilizer and Pesticide Expenditures in China.  Review of Development Economics, Vol. 22(2), pp. 573-591
  • Ma, W. and Abdulai, A. (2017). The Economic Impacts of Agricultural Cooperatives on Smallholder Farmers in Rural China. Agribusiness: an International Journal, Vol. 33, pp. 537-551.
  • Dithmer, J. and Abdulai, A. (2017). Does Trade Openness Contribute to Food Security? A Dynamic Panel. Food Policy Vol. 69, pp. 218-230.
  • Akhter, A.., Abdulai, A., and Rahut, D.B. (2017). Farmers' Access to Markets: The Case of Cotton in Pakistan. Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 211-232.
  • Kassie, G., Abdulai, A., Greene W.H. and Shiferaw, B. (2017). Modeling Preference and Willingness to Pay for Drought Tolerance (DT) in Maize in Rural Zimbabwe. World Development. Vol. 94, pp. 465-477.
  • Bello, M. and Abdulai, A. (2017). The Use of a Hybrid Latent Class Approach to Identify Consumer Segments and Market Potential for Organic Products in Nigeria. Agribusiness: an International Journal. Vol. 34 (2), pp. 190-203
  • Abdulai, A. N. and Abdulai, A. (2017). Examining the impact of conservation agriculture on environmental efficiency among maize farmers in Zambia. Environment and Development Economics.Vol. 22(2), pp. 177-201.



  • Abdulai, A. N. and Abdulai, A. (2016). Allocative Scale Efficiency among Maize Farmers in Zambia: A zero efficiency stochastic frontier approach. Forthcoming in Applied Economics.Vol. 48 Issue 55, pp. 5364-5378.
  • Bello, M. and  Abdulai, A. (2016). Impact of Ex-Ante Hypothetical Bias Mitigation Methods on Attribute Non-Attendance in Choice Experiments. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 98(5), pp. 1486-1506.
  • Ma, W. and Abdulai, A. (2016). Does cooperative membership improve household welfare? Evidence from apple farmers in China Article reference. Food Policy. Vol. 58, pp. 94-102.
  • Bello, M. and  Abdulai, A. (2016). Measuring Heterogeneity, Survey Engagement and Response Quality in Preferences for Organic Products in Nigeria. Applied Economics.Vol. 48, Issue 13, pp. 1159-1171.
  • Ma, W. and Abdulai, A. (2016). Linking apple farmers to markets: determinants and impacts of marketing contracts in China. China Agricultural Economics ReviewVol. 8(1), pp. 2-21.



  • Kousar, R. and Abdulai, A. (2015). Off-farm work, land tenancy contracts and investment in soil conservation measures in rural Pakistan. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.Vol. 59, pp. 1-19.



  • Abdulai, A. and R. Goetz (2014). Time-related Characteristics of Tenancy Contracts and Investment in Soil Conservation Practices. Environmental and Resource Economics Vol. 59, pp. 87-109.
  • Bechtold, K.-B., Abdulai, A. (2014). Combining attitudinal statements with choice experiments to analyze preference heterogeneity for functional dairy products. Food Policy. Vol. 47, pp. 97-106.
  • Kleemann, L., Abdulai, A. and Buss, M. (2014). Certification and Access to Export Markets: Adoption and Return on Investment of Organic Certified Pineapple Farming in Ghana. World Development. Vol. 64, pp. 79-92.
  • Ogundari, K. and Abdulai, A. (2014). Determinants of Household´s Education and Healthcare Spending in Nigeria: Evidence from Survey Data. African Development Review. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 1-14.
  • Abdulai, A. and W.E. Huffman (2014). Adoption and Impact of Soil and Water Conservation Technology: An Endogenous Switching Regression Application. Land Economics Vol. 90, pp. 26-43.



  • Mofya-Mukuka, R. and A. Abdulai (2013). Policy Reforms and Asymmetric Price Transmission in Zambian and Tanzanian Coffee Markets Economic Modelling. Economic Modelling Vol. 35, pp. 786-795.
  • Kleemann, L. and A. Abdulai (2013). Organic Certification, Agro-Ecological Practices and Return on Investment: Evidence from Pineapple Producers in Ghana. Ecological Economics Vol. 93, pp. 330-341.
  • Ogundari, K. and A. Abdulai (2013). Examining the Heterogeneity in Calorie-Income Elasticities: A Meta-Analysis. Food Policy Vol. 40(2), pp. 119-128.
  • Kleemann, L. and A. Abdulai (2013). The Impact of Trade and Economic Growth on the Environment: Revisiting the Cross-Country Evidence. Journal of International Development Vol. 25(2), pp. 180-205.