Analysis of Vegetables Marketing Performance in Case of Habru District, North Wollo Zone, Ethiopia

Ebrahim Endris


This study was aimed to identifying the major market channels, and examining the market structure and performance of vegetable market in Habru district, North Wollo Zone, Ethiopia. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. Multi stage random sample techniques used to select 147 vegetable producer households and purposive sampling of 53 vegetable traders were used to generate the primary data. The structure and performance analysis result indicated that four firm’s concentration ratios (CR4) of onion and tomato traders in both Mersa and Woldia market indicates strongly oligopolistic vegetable market. Lack of capital is reported as the main barrier to entry particularly for collectors and wholesalers. Five different vegetable marketing channels are identified. Producers gross marketing margin is largest when they directly sell to consumers followed by when supplied directly to wholesaler and lowest when they supply through collectors. The study recommends the need to Enhance competition through promoting entrepreneur entry, facilitate farmers’ cooperative for collective marketing, and buildup producers bargaining power through market-oriented extension service.

Keywords: Concentration ratio, Market performance, Margin

DOI: 10.7176/JMCR/66-01

Publication date:March 31st 2020

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