• +91-9555269393
  • info@ijdssh.com

International Journal of Development in Social Sciences and Humanities

International Peer Reviewed (Refereed), Open Access Research Journal

E-ISSN:2455-5142 | P-ISSN:2455-7730
Impact Factor: 5.790

IJDSSH
Typically replies within an hour

IJDSSH
Hi there

How can I help you?
Chat with Us

Paper Details

DETERMINANTS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ RICE MARKET PARTICIPATION IN LIBO KEMEKEM WOREDA, AMHARA REGION

Vol. 8, Jul-Dec 2019 | Page: 18-35

Endesew Eshetie
University of Gondar College of Business and Economics Department of Marketing Management

Received: 23-05-2019, Accepted: 05-07-2019, Published Online: 17-07-2019


. Download Full Paper

Abstract

Cultivation of rice in Ethiopia is generally a recent phenomenon. Rice has become a commodity of strategic significance across many parts of Ethiopia for domestic consumption as well as export market for economic development. This study was conducted in Libo Kemekem Woreda, Amhara Region. The main purpose of this study was to analyze the determinants of smallholder farmers’ participation in rice market. In this study three representative Kebeles were selected using multistage sampling technique. Then, sample household farmers were drawn by random sampling technique. Thus, 215 smallholder rice producer farmers were selected to the study, and through questionnaire and interview data were gathered. The collected data then be analyzed using SPSS and the results were interpreted and presented using descriptive statistics. Hence, the result revealed that 91.2% were male headed households and 8.8% were female headed. The minimum ageof participants were 29 and the maximum age was 70. About 94.9% of respondents were married, 3.3% were divorced, and 1.9% was separated; the major reason for growing rice was mainly for market. The result also identified about 98.1% smallholder farmer heads were members of cooperatives. On the contrary, farmers faced lack of improved seed and fertilizer, fear of crop failure due to unexpected rains and existence of different diseases. Based on the research findings the possible recommendations forwarded. Improving the extension services, strengthening capacity building and fulfilling infrastructure in the study area are crucially important to help farmers to actively participate in the rice marke

Reference
  1. Aaebabay Kebede, Addisu Bitew, Tewodros Bimrew, Asresu Yitayew, Yihalem Denekew, Yeshiwas Ferede and Getinet Zeleke (2013), comparative evaluation of the fattening performance of fogera and adet old oxen at andassa livestock reseach center, Ethiopia, Int. J. Pharm. Med. & Bio. Sc. ISSN 2278 - 5221 www.ijpmbs.com Vol. 2, No. 4 access date?
  2. Abera, Goitom; Commercialization of Smallholder Farming: Determinants and Welfare Outcomes” A Cross-sectional study in Enderta District, Tigrai, Ethiopia, M.Sc. thesis, Haramaya University, 2009.
  3. Adeoti, A. I., Soliu, R.O. and Oluwatayo, I.B. (2014). Determinants of market participation among maize producers in Oyo State, Nigeria. British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade 4(7): 1115-1127
  4. Alauddin, M. and Nghiem, H. (2010). Do Instructional Attributes Pose Multicollinearity Problems?: An Empirical Exploration. Economic Analysis and Policy: Vol. 40 No. 3, December 2010
  5. Awlachew (2010); “Integrated Rain Water Management Strategies in the Blue Nile Basin of the Ethiopian Highlands”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  6. Barrett, C.B., (2008). Smallholder market participation: Concepts and evidence from eastern and southern Africa. Food Policy 33, 299-317
  7. Barrett, C.B. (2007). Smallholder Market Participation: Concepts and Evidence from Eastern and Southern Africa. FAO workshop on Staple Food Trade and Market Policy Options for Promoting Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, Rome, March 1‐2, 2007.
  8. Bultossa and Adeba.2016. Determinants of market participation and financial profitability of smallholder dairy farming in Bako Tibe, West Showa, Ethiopia
  9. Boughton D., Mather.D, Barrett.C, Benfica R., Abdula D., Tschirley.D and Cunguara. B, (2007); “Market Participation by Rural Households in a Low-Income Country: An Asset-Based Approach Applied to Mozambique;” Faith and Economics Vol 50: 64-101
  10. Burke, William (2009), “Triple Hurdle Model of Smallholder Production and Market Participation in Kenya’s Dairy Sector,” M.sc. thesis.
  11. Cadot, O., L. Dutoit and M. Olarreaga (2006); How Costly Is It for Poor Farmers to Lift Themselves Out of Subsistence? World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3881
  12. Chamberlin, J. (2008). It’s a Small World After All: Defining Smallholder Agriculture in Ghana.
  13. CSA (Central statistical agency). 2015. The federal democratic republic of Ethiopia central statistical agency key finding agricultural sample surveys.
  14. CSISA annual report 2018, page 17-18. (http://csisa.org/wp content/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/CSISAIII-BD-NP-USAID-annual-report_2017_for-DEC.pdf)
  15. Dawit Alemu Novermbert, 2015 Rice in Ethiopia: Progress in Production Increase and Success Factors. 6th CARD General Meeting
  16. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). 2018. Ethiopiaat glance.
  17. http://emlab.berkeley.edu/reprints/mcfadden/quantal.pdf Retrieved on 21 June 2019
  18. IFPRI Discussion Paper No. 00823, November 2008. Chauvin, Nicolas (2012); More cash from cash Crops: Giving Farmers a Better Deal in Africa, African Centre for Economic Transformation, http://acetforafrica.org/
  19. Http://www.granthaalayah.com International Journal of Research – GRANTHAALAYAH retrieved January 21st 2018
  20. http://www.fao.org/ethiopia/fao-in-ethiopia/ethiopia-at-a-glanc e/en/.
  21. Nigel, P. 2017. Smallholder agriculture and market Participation. Published by food and agriculture organization of the United Nations and Practical Action Publishing.
  22. Njeri and Kim (2016). Review of smallholder market participation in Kenya: Barriers and determinants. African Journal of Science and Resource (5) 3: 50-56.
  23. Nov 22, 2018 - Farmers' Market Participation: Case of Rice Producers .... What could be the key factors impacting smallholder lowlands rice producers' ...... online: https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/113240/2/Paper4.pdf (accessed on 8 May 2019
  24. Siziba, S., Nyikahadzoi K., Diagne A, Fatunbi A.O, and Adekunle A.A. (2010). Determinants of cereal market participation by Sub-Saharan Africa smallholder farmer. Learning Publics Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Studies, 2, 180-193.