Analysis of the Effectiveness of Existing Niger Seed Market Channels in Selected Primary Agricultural Multipurpose Cooperatives in Horo Guduru Wollega Zone, Oromia (page 43—60)

Merga Futasa Begna


Agriculture in Ethiopia remains to be the key sector.  A recorded literature suggests that one form of smallholder farmers’ commercialization is through production of cash crops like niger crop is conceivable to be the major source of export revenue and contribute to livelihoods diversification and poverty alleviation by directly increasing the farm household's income earning potential. The objective of the study was, to analyze the effectiveness of existing niger seed market channels cooperatives in the study area.  Multi- stage sampling technique was used to select Abay  Chomen District and the four primary cooperatives from the sample frame and by using Kothari formula sample of 145 respondents were drawn from four primary agricultural multipurpose cooperatives in the study area. The analysis of the study was based on both Primary and secondary data sources that combined qualitative and quantitative data which were collected from the members of the sampled cooperatives. The data were collected through the survey interview schedule questionnaires, checklist for FGDs and key informant interviews. For the realization of the stated objectives the study included variables like. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics using SPSS version 16.0 and χ2 of association were used to test the association between the independent and dependent variables. Based on the main findings due to a number of factors that limit the niger seed market channels in cooperatives, 37(25.5%) of the respondents were reported that the existing niger seed market channels in cooperatives is effective whereas 108(74.5%) of the opined that  ineffective. The result of the descriptive statistics showed that from the truncated descriptive statistics and cross tabs result  shows that asset endowments like farm land and size of oxen owned are the major influencing factors of the  existing niger seed market channels’ effectiveness in cooperatives the study  area.

Keywords: Niger seed , multipurpose cooperatives , effectiveness, market channel

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/74-01

Publication date:July 31st 2021

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