Value Chain Analysis of Small Ruminant: The Case of Tahtay Adyabo District, Tigray, Ethiopia

Value Chain Analysis of Small Ruminant: The Case of Tahtay Adyabo District, Tigray, Ethiopia

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Title: Value Chain Analysis of Small Ruminant: The Case of Tahtay Adyabo District, Tigray, Ethiopia
Author: Zemeda, Desta; Dr. Lemma, Zemedu
Abstract: This study was aimed at evaluating value chain of small ruminant in Tahtay Adyabo District of Tigray National Regional State with specific objectives of identify small ruminant value chain actors and their roles; develop value chain maps of small ruminant and examine market performance of the chain; analyzing factors determining farmers’ participation in small ruminant marketing and marketed surplus in the study area. The data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were collected from a randomly selected 138 sample households, 26 traders, 5 butchers, 7 hotels/restaurants and 11 consumers interviewed through a semi-structured questionnaire and from key informant interview. The value chain analysis revealed that the major actors in the district being input suppliers, small ruminant producers, farmers, collectors, small traders, large traders, hotels/restaurants, butchers and consumers. Producer’s share of the consumer’s price was highest along producers – consumers, producers – farmers (for breeding purpose) and producers – small traders – consumers in both goat and sheep market channels. Hotels/restaurants and butchers have the highest gross marketing margin whereas collectors have got the lowest gross marketing margin in both goat and sheep market channels. Heckman two step procedures was used to identify factors affecting farmers’ participation decision in small ruminant marketing and quantity marketed in the study area. The result indicated that small ruminant market participation decision significantly affected by experience in small ruminant production, access to market information, family size, non/off farm income, access to veterinary service, distance to the nearest livestock market, distance to all weather roads and other livestock owned. Quantity supplied of small ruminant to market is significantly affected by experience in small ruminant production, access to credit, access to veterinary service, non/off farm income, distance to all weather roads and distance to the nearest livestock market. Therefore, policy aiming at developing the skills what farmers have through experience, increasing the dimension of access to formal financial systems, provision of timely and adequate veterinary services, provision of timely and accurate market information and developing and improving infrastructure are recommended to accelerate the chain’s development in the study area.
Description: 107p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3028
Date: 2016-06


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