Yıl 2012, Cilt: 4 Sayı : 1 Sayfalar 11 - 20 2012-06-01
VERTICAL COORDINATION IN THE LOCAL FOOD CHAINS: EVIDENCE FROM FARMERS’ IN ETHIOPIA
Abebe Ejigu Alemu,Erik Mathijs,Miet Maertens,Jozef Deckers,Kidanemariam G.egziabher,Hans Bauer,Kindeya G.hiwot
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Öz Closer coordination has improved smallholder access to resources, technology and markets. The absence of contracts has led the coordination of the local food chains in rural Ethiopia to remain poorly functioning. Despite the huge agrifood potential in Ethiopia, the loose coordination among the actors resulted in failure of the supply chain to offer economic incentives to producers and to deliver quality products to processors/traders. This study aims at examining key determinants for farmers’ participation in contracts or cooperatives. A structured survey was administered to 827 farmers in Tigray, Ethiopia. Household’s land size, livestock, product characteristics, need of credit for inputs and technology and transaction costs were found to influence participation. Based on our findings we suggest policy makers to recognize the role contracts play in the supply of credits, inputs and improving market conditions in rural Ethiopia.

Anahtar Kelimeler

Vertical coordination, agrifood, supply chain, farmers.
Abdulai, Awudu, and Eluid A. Birachi (2008), “Choice of Coordination Mechanism in the Kenyan Fresh Milk Supply Chain”, Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 3, No.1, pp. 103–121.
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Yayımlanma Tarihi 1 Haziran 2012
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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 1 Haziran 2012


Makalenin Yazarları
Abebe Ejigu Alemu
Erik Mathijs
Miet Maertens
Jozef Deckers
Kidanemariam G.egziabher
Hans Bauer
Kindeya G.hiwot