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Comparative Analysis Of In-Situ Conservation Costs Of Forest Coffee In South Western Ethiopia


<p><em>Ethiopia is the center of origin of coffee, which is the most important agricultural commodity of the country, both economically and socially. There is a very wide variability in its character over location and even within a population of a given location. The country has a good potential to be gene source for coffee breeding and selection measures in achieving varieties of desired traits. This is possible only if the country manages sustainable conservation of forest coffee. This paper, therefore, discusses how participation in collaborative and strict in situ conservation strategies could affect costs of the local people at household level and expenses at institutional level which in turn is related to sustainability issues. Data needed for the study were generated through sampled household survey conducted in Bonga and Yayu areas during 2005. The study showed that the difference in average transaction cost between the two conservation strategies is significant while the overall average cost difference is insignificant. This implies that both conservation strategies give rise to considerable cost to the local community in its current implementation stage. However, other cost components such as institutional level costs, social costs and risk exposure comparison revealed that the collaborative in situ conservation is more cost-effective strategy than the strict in situ conservation. The study proposed decentralization of conservation responsibilities and benefits, implementation of combined collaborative and strict in situ conservation strategy with participation of local people at minimum transaction cost</em></p>

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu and Getachew Yoseph (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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<p>comparative, cost</p>

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<p>collaborative and strict in situ conservation</p>

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330.963 PRO 2007
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Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-05-27 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 00:00:00
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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