Determinants of Market Participation and Intensity of Marketed Surplus of Teff Producers in Bacho and Dawo Districts of Oromia State, Ethiopia

Efa Gobena Turaa


The vast majority of households in Ethiopia live in rural areas and agriculture is still the main economic activity. They rarely produce for the market and are highly dependent on climate for their subsistence. In this paper, the market options available to these farmers, as well as market related factors that are problematic were investigated. Multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to draw sample of 150 teff producers. Double hurdle model was used to identify factors affecting market participation and intensity of marketed surplus of teff. Market participation of smallholder farmers was significantly affected by access to credit, perception of farmers on lagged market price of teff, family size, agroecology, farm size and ownership of transport equipment. The intensity of marketed supply was significantly influenced by family size, agroecology, distance to the nearest market, farm size, perception of current price, income from other farming and off-farm activity, and livestock holding. The findings generally suggest the need to create trust among value chain actors, reliable market information, strong extension intervention on upgrading the value chain, and giving training for farmers on marketing.

Keywords: Marketed Surplus, double-hurdle, profit


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