Analysis of Gender Role in Coffee Value Chain in Jimma Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

Fuad Kemal


This study aimed at analyzing gender role in coffee value chain in Jimma Zone with specific objectives of mapping gender sensitive coffee value chain and actor’s role; analyzing determinants of women participation in coffee marketing. The value chain analysis revealed that the major actors were input suppliers, coffee producing farmers, collectors, suppliers, cooperatives/unions, exporters, domestic wholesalers, retailers and local consumers. Tobit models were used to analyze factors influencing intensity of women participation in coffee marketing. Factors determining quantity of coffee marketed by women were identified using Tobit model and; coffee area of the household, training and extension were among the significant factors that positively affected the intensity of women participation. Thus, targeting women in training and extension provision have paramount importance.

Keywords: Gender, Value chain analysis, Tobit

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-31-01

Publication date: November 30th 2019


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