Patterns and determinants of livestock farmers’ choice of marketing channels: micro-level evidence

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Mamo Girume


This paper explores the patterns and determinants of smallholder livestock farmer’s market participation and market channel choice using a micro-lever survey data from Ethiopia. Binary logit and multinomial logit models have been applied for empirical data analysis. The estimated results reveal that gender and educational status of the household head together with household access to free aid, agricultural extension services, market information, non-farm income, adoption of modern livestock inputs, volume of sales, and time spent to reach the market have statistically significant effect on whether or not a farmer participates in the livestock market and his/her choice of a market channel. The results suggest that relevant policy interventions in the directions of the aforementioned factors are central to stimulating smallholder market participation with relatively better market outlets and escape from subsistence poverty traps in Ethiopia

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Primary Descriptors:Animal industry

Secondary Descriptor:Livestock – Marketing

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:livestock industry and trade
Call Number:WPN 1/2012
Serial Key Title:EEA/EEPRI working paper
Publication catagory:Working paper
Content type:EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: WP 1 2012_Mamo Girume and Degnet Abebaw _ Patterns and determinants of livestock farmers’ choice of marketing channels micro level evidence.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Periodical
Author: Mamo Girume and Degnet Abebaw