Prioritizing Apple Production Constraints in Sinan Woreda, Ethiopia:A Constraint Facing Index (CFI) Approach

Mekonnen Salele


Identifying and tackling apple production constraints is a demanding development intervention towards ensuring food security and livelihood diversification. This study finds out and prioritized apple production constraints among apple producer farmers in Sinan Woreda. Data is collected from a sample of 214 apple farmers and the data is subjected to Constraint Facing Index (CFI) analysis developed for setting future research and development priorities thereby supporting policy making and practices. Accordingly; lack of practical skill (CFI = 425), management problems (CFI = 150), the high price of apple seedling (CFI = 103), and shortage of water (CFI = 80), are the top four constraints of apple growers requiring policy makers and practitioners to target in a priority setting strategy.

Keywords: Apple, Apple production constraints, Constraint Facing Index (CFI), Sinan

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/68-01

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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