Agricultural Economics Research Papers/Topics

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF ENSET (Enset Ventricosum): THE CASE OF CHEHA DISTRICT, GURAGE ZONE, SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Cheha district in Gurage Zone of Southern Ethiopia is known for Enset farming. However, use of traditional technologies and poor linkages along the market chain were mentioned the major problems constraining the potential benefits from the sector. Therefore, this study was aimed at analyzing value chain of Enset products focusing on Kocho and Bulla. The data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data for this study were collected from 140 farmers, 38 t...

ANALYSIS OF MAIZE VALUE CHAIN: THE CASE OF GUDURU WOREDA, HORRO GUDURU WOLLEGA ZONE OF OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Lower production, marketing inefficiencies and low coordination of maize value chain is the main problems though Guduru woreda is potential in maize production. This study attempted to analyze maize value chain with the specific objectives of identifying actors, assessing their role and linkages, identify the determinants of market participation decision and level of participation. Both primary and secondary data was utilized by using two-stage sampling procedure. The primary data ...

ANALYSIS OF DAIRY VALUE CHAIN: THE CASE OF HARAMAYA WOREDA, EASTHARARGHE ZONE OROMIAREGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: In developing countries like Ethiopia, improving the market linkage of smallholder farmers is one of the strategies to improve agricultural productivity and production of agricultural outputs. However, there is a lack of studies conducted on how smallholder dairy farmers are integrated in to the value chain for their production. The study was initiated with the objectives of analyzing dairy value chain in Haramaya woreda of Oromia National Regional State, in Eastern Ethiopia. The s...

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF COFFEE: THE CASE OF SMALLHOLDERS IN SEKA CHOKORSA DISTRICT, JIMMA ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: This study aims at analyzing the value chain of coffee in Seka Chokorsa district of Jimma Zone in Oromia Region with specific objectives of mapping coffee value chain and examining the performance of actors in the chain; analyzing the determinants of coffee marketed surplus in the study area; identifying marketing channels and factors determining channel choice decision of farm households; and exploring opportunities and constrains along the coffee value chain. The data were collec...

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SMALLHOLDER COW MILK PRODUCERS IN YABELO DISTRICT OF OROMIA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Livestock plays important economic contribution both at national and household level in agriculture sector. This study measures the level of technical efficiency of smallholder cow milk producers using stochastic production approach of Cobb-Douglas production form and identified the possible cause for inefficiency in cow milk production. The study was based on cross sectional data collected from 177 sample household randomly selected from pastoral and agropastoral kebeles of Yabelo...

ONION MARKET CHAIN ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF GEMECHIS DISTRICT, WEST HARARGHE ZONE, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Onion plays a significant role in enhancing food security and generates income for the poor farmers of Ethiopia. This study attempted to analyze onion market chain in Gemechis District, Oromia Region of Ethiopia and tries to sort out the marketing problems which discourage smallholder farmers to invest on onion product. Specifically, the study aimed at analyzing the structure, conduct and performance of onion market, to identify market chain actors and their respective roles, to id...

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF BREAD WHEAT: THE CASE OF MINJAR SHENKORA WOREDA, AMHARA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Medium and large scale flour factories in Ethiopia operate by less than half of their full capacity due to lack of market or non-market coordination along bread wheat value chain. The objective of this study was to analyze value chain of bread wheat grain in Minjar Shenkora Woreda. Interview schedules, questionnaires and key informants were used to collect primary data. Multi stage sampling method used to select 152 bread wheat produces, 25 traders, 17procossers and 12 consumes. De...

COTTON (Gossypium Spp.) VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF ARBAMINCH ZURIA DISTRICT, GAMO GOFA ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Gamo Gofa zone is the second largest cotton growing area in the country after the Amhara Region, but cotton marketing had been a challenge for the farmers as they were getting low prices from the local middlemen. Value chains can be seen as a vehicle by which new forms of production, technologies, logistics and organizational relations and networks are introduced. This study was conducted on cotton value chain analysis the case of Arbaminch Zuria district of the zone with general o...

ANALYSIS OF TEFF (Eragrostis tef) MARKET CHAIN: THE CASE OF HULET EJ ENESE DISTRICT, EAST GOJAM ZONE, AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: This study attempted to identify teff market actors and their roles, analyze structure-conduct and performance of teff market, identify problems and opportunities in teff production and marketing, and analyze determinants of teff market supply. Both primary and secondary sources of data were used for this study. To analyze the data, both descriptive statstics and OLS methods were used. The study indicated that in the district, input suppliers, producers, village collectors, urban a...

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ PARTICIPATION IN SEED PRODUCING COOPERATIVES IN SOUTHERN ZONE OF TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: As elsewhere in the country, in Tigray Region, community-based seed production has a potential for improving farmers' access to quality seed of locally adapted and preferred varieties. Besides, Seed Producing Cooperatives (SPCs) are also fully engaged in formal seed production as contract out-growers to public enterprises that benefits members economically. Though the agro ecology of the study area is suitable for seed production, many of the smallholder farmers in Southern Zone of...

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic, Non-pharmaceutical, and Pharmaceutical(Vaccination) Response Policies on Sustainable Development in Ethiopia: Micro-Macro perspective

Abstract: Real-time data, state-of-the-art models, multi-dimensional impact assessments, and comprehensiveness are needed to reduce pandemic development impacts. This research supplements early efforts done in mitigating the pandemic effects and can be used as an input in mitigation efforts of future pandemics if any. This study investigates COVID-19's non-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical response policies impact on sustainable development objectives (micro-macro, short-run-long-run, dynami...

ADOPTION, ECO-EFFICIENCY AND IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION PRACTICES ON FARM PRODUCTIVITY AND COMMERCIALIZATION AMONG SMALLHOLDER VEGETABLE PRODUCERS IN EAST HARARGHE,

Abstract: Agriculture remains the leading sector for economic development in Ethiopia. Recently, there has been a shift toward sustainable agricultural intensification practices and investigating eco-efficiency at the farm level, which promotes economic development, environmental improvements, and sustainable developments simultaneously. Within this framework, this study was meant to investigate the adoption, eco-efficiency and impacts of sustainable agricultural intensification practices (S...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL DAIRY PRODUCTION, MARKETING, AND CONSUMPTION IN MAJOR URBAN AND PERI-URBAN AREAS OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Despite Ethiopia’s large population of dairy cattle with a top rank in Africa, the dairy sector has been facing several challenges in the production, marketing and consumption segments along the cattle value chain. However, there is dearth of information on production efficiency of commercial dairy farms that guide policy makers and investors in the sector to design efficient dairy policy that could address the problems besetting the dairy cattle sector. Dairy cattle products mar...

IMPACT OF SMALL-SCALE IRRIGATION ON HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY: THE CASE OF GURAWA DISTRICT, EAST HARARGHE ZONE OF OROMIA REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Irrigation is one means by which agricultural production can be increased to meet the growing food demand in Ethiopia. Small-scale irrigation has been identified as an excellent way to augment rain-fed agriculture while also assuring food security, particularly in places with limited rainfall. Small-scale irrigation is a policy priority in Ethiopia for rural poverty alleviation and growth, as well as climate adaptation. This study was intended to evaluate the impact of small-scale ...

ADOPTION AND IMPACT OF IMPROVED MAIZE VARIETIES ON MAIZE PRODUCTIVITY AND FOOD INSECURITY IN AMURU DISTRICT OF HORO GUDURU WOLLEGA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Government policy strategies, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), are aimed at increasing agricultural productivity, which could lead to improved household food security and increased farm income. In Ethiopia, the situation is similar. Hence, understanding smallholder farmers' low and variable crop yields has been a central research and policy priority in addressing food security. This study, therefore, aims at assessing adoption and impact of improved maize varieties on maiz...


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