Determinants of Multipurpose Cooperative Member Participation in Agricultural Output Marketing: Kersa District, Jimma Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Rusha Begna Wakweya


This study assessed determinants of multipurpose cooperatives members’ participation in agricultural output marketing at kersa district of Jimma zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. A two-stage sampling procedummre was used and 4 multipurpose cooperatives were selected to obtain a sample size of 196 cooperative members. Quantitative and Qualitative data were collected through household survey, key informant interview, focus group discussions and personal observations. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics like mean, chi-square, standard deviation, frequency, percentage and binary logit model. The result showed that 66.36% of cooperative members were participants in agricultural output marketing where as 33.64% were non-participants. The binary logit model result showed that age, education, landholding, change in standard of living due to joining of cooperative, membership in other cooperatives other than Multipurpose Cooperatives, determined participation decision of members in agricultural output marketing positively and significantly while the other four variables determined negatively and significantly. In general, the agricultural output marketing of multipurpose cooperative members in the study area has been affected by different demographic, socio-economics and institutional factors. Therefore, the study suggested that as Woreda cooperatives promotion agency should also help these cooperatives to increase members’ participation in agricultural inputs as well as outputs and create linkages with financial institutions to solve their shortage of capital.

Keywords: Output marketing, Participation, Members, Multipurpose cooperative, Ethiopia

DOI: 10.7176/JMCR/76-02

Publication date: February 28th 2021

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