Factors Determining the Yield of White Pea Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and Identifying the Corresponding Roles of the Value Chain Actors in Adami Tulu Jido Kombolcha District, Ethiopia

Gashahun Kelemework, Lemma Zemedu, Bosena Tegegne


White pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are widely adapted to low and mid altitude areas at an altitude of 900-2100 meter above sea level, optimum temperature of 240c and average rainfall of 200-600 mm per annum. Ethiopia is the major supplier of this crop among the world white pea bean exporting countries. Our objective for this study was to analyze factors determining yield of white pea bean and identification of the roles of the respective actors in the value chain. The study used both primary and secondary data. To identify the roles of the actors, value chain approach was used and OLS model was used to analyze factors determining yield of white pea beans at the farm gate. From result of the analysis, white pea bean producers, local assemblers, wholesalers (suppliers), primary cooperatives, cooperative unions and exporters are identified to be the major actors in the value chain. OLS estimation results designates that age of household, livestock holdings, household head education level, Extension service and use of fertilizer being significant factors influencing yield. Having the result of the study, some pertinent points has been recommended to improve the yield of white pea bean at the farm gate.

Keywords: White pea bean, Value chain, Ordinary Least Square, Yield

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