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Determinants of Smallholder Crop Farmers' Decision to Sell and For Whom to Sell: Micro-Level Data Evidence from Ethiopia


This Paper Attempts To Explain The Factors That Influence Market Participation And Choice Of Market Channels Among Smallholder Crop Farmers In Ethiopia Using A Discrete Choice Framework. The Study Is Based On A Nationally Representative Survey Of 987 Rural Households. The Result Shows That Availability Of Storage And Credit/Loan Facilities Increases The Probability Of Market Participation By 40 Percent And 13.9 Percent, Respectively. The Result Also Indicates That Farmers' Decision To Choose A Particular Market Channel Is Influenced By Different Factors Such As Market Information, Time Spent To Finish One Time Sell, Storage, Educational Level And Age Of The Household Head. The Study Underscores The Need For Designing Appropriate Strategies In The Areas Of Market Information, Rural Road Networks, Storage Facilities, And Access To Credit To Improve The Performance Of The Crop Markets In The Country

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Crop Market, Market Participation

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Binary Logit, Multinomial Logit

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Broad Subject heading: 
Market Channel
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2012
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:12:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:43:19
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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