Analysis of Factors That Affecting Farmers Membership Participation on Agricultural Cooperative: - In Case of Ana Lemo District, Hadiya Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Abel Wudenah Abamaga


Cooperative early play and currently as well playing important role on socio-economic status of community for long time even if, they face different challenges and weakness. The study was conducted at agricultural cooperative in Ana Lemo district at Hadiya Zone, SNNPR. It intended in identifying factors that affects households membership participation in agricultural cooperatives. Multi-stage sampling method is conducted to define sample size from the target population on Ana Lemo district. Primary data in this study was collected through structured questionnaire based on 110 agricultural cooperative members’ respondents and 110 from non-members respondents from purposively selected five kebeles in Ana Lemo district. Total 220 household were selected by using two stage sampling method. Secondary data were gathered from agricultural cooperative and marketing office of district and Hadiya zone cooperative and marketing sectors. Both are quantitative and qualitative in nature. Data analysis is carried out with the help of various descriptive like chi2 and t-test also econometric techniques were employed i.e logit model. The final results of study indicate that rural household participation on agricultural cooperative determined by being household head male, high education level, fertilizer amount that household used via yearly, access for agricultural extension, using yearly improved agricultural seed, appearance of household in wheat production and awareness about agricultural cooperative service affect household participation and associated positively and high market distance, having other opportunity for credit from financial institution also affect rural household participation and negatively correlated. So government and other concerned stockholders should support household in order to increase their usage of those agriculture input to increase membership and governments should include on its policy and give more reflexion on awareness creation on practise of agricultural improved seed and fertilizer on cooperatives.

Keywords: Agriculture cooperative, participation, Logit model, membership.

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/9-10-01

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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