Maize value Chain Analysis in South Achefer and Jabitehnan Districts of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Maize value Chain Analysis in South Achefer and Jabitehnan Districts of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

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Title: Maize value Chain Analysis in South Achefer and Jabitehnan Districts of Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Author: Dagmawit, GirefSahile; Dr. Degye, Goshu
Abstract: The thesis focusedon maize value chains in the South Achefer and Jabitehnan districts of West Gojjam zone of Ethiopia. The main objectives of the study were to map and identify the actors of the value chains, the structure of costs and marketing margin among them and to identify the determinants of farmers’ participation decision and marketed volume in the study areas. In this study, both primary and secondary data were used. A total of 570 sample households from the two districts and130 maize traders and 40 urban rural consumers were interviewed using a structured survey questionnaire. Producers, collectors, wholesalers and retailers were found to be important actors in the maize value chain. Value chain governance was studied on the basis of control over supply, contractual agreement, quality and level of competition. The highestprofit margin was 200.60 ETB/qtby wholesalers and farmers’ profit margin was 162.60 ETB/qt. Heckman selection model was employed to identify factors that determine market participation decision and intensity of participation in maize markets. The selection equation results showed that participation decision was positively and significantly affected by age, market price, sex, district dummy, access to credit and land size. The outcome equation results revealed that intensity of participation was found to be positively and significantly affected by land size,market information access, number of oxen and household head’s literacy status. The finding of this study indicatesthe need forStrengthening business linkages at all levels of the chain to meet the seasonal fluctuation of demand for maize, inadequate infrastructure and storage cost.This will ensure enhanced capacity of value chain actors and facilitate a functional and integrated maize value chains to boost trade in maize. The study recommends to strengthening institutions that convey reliable and timely market information required by all market participants. Significant level of maize production is affected the market surplus so that modern inputs are the actions to be taken to strengthen the sector’s contribution to the maize value chain development.
Description: 119p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3024
Date: 2016-03


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