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An Analysis Of Haricot Bean Value Chain: The Case Of Boricha District, Sidama Zone, Snnpr, Ethiopia

Bokansa, Gebriel

In Borich district, haricot bean are important food and cash crops that play a crucial role in the district. The overall objective of this research was to analysis of haricot bean value chain: profiling, antecedents and consequences of household farm activities in Boricha district, with the specific objectives of to map the value chain of haricot bean in the study area and to assess the relationship between antecedents of value chain activities of household farmers with the supply volume for market. The data were generated by individual interview by using questionnaires and checklists. This was supplemented by secondary data collected from different published and unpublished sources. Multistage sampling technique was applied. Sample of 180 haricot bean producers, Haricot bean traders also (15 local collectors or assemblers, 17 wholesalers, 10 retailers and 4 exporters) were sampled and interviewed along the chain. Descriptive statistics, value chain analysis and multiple regression analysis were employed. The main findings indicated that like variables age, family size, education, land size, haricot bean farming experience, access to extension service, and membership to any cooperative, off-farm income and marketing costs of haricot bean) were found to be significantly affecting the supply of haricot bean to market at household. Of these explanatory variables, Age , education , Land size, membership to any cooperative, off-farm income and marketing costs were the strongest factors that determine haricot bean supply to market (p<0.001). To improve the output of haricot bean production and marketing; actors should apply value chain approaches. But bringing about a meaningful change in the production and utilization of haricot bean in the study areas requires a combined effort of all relevant stakeholders

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