The Performance of Maize and Teff Marketing in Southern

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Author
Welday Amha

Abstract:

The paper analyses the functioning of teff and maize marketing system in southern Ethiopia. The methodology follows the industrial organization paradigm: structure, conduct and performance(S – C-P). The results reveal high market concentration, high barriers to entry in terms of capital and credit, evidence of collusion in the rural market, concentration, high barriers to entry in terms of capital and credit evidence of collusion in the rural market, low market integration, high marketing margin, and high seasonal price variation which indicate the inefficiency of the maize and teff marketing system. There are basic constraints such as poor market infrastructure and lack of capital, credit and clear property right law to increase private investment in the food grain marketing sub-sector. In spite of the complex problems after the March 1990 reform, the maize and teff marketing system appears to be improving and working better by market structure standards

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Grain – Marketing

Secondary Descriptor:Grain trade

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia, Southern
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Marketing – Management
Call Number:330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory:Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Content type:EEA Publication
Volume:IV
Year:April, 1995
Publication date:1995-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: Wolday Amha_The Performance of Maize and Teff Marketing in Southern.pdf
Number:1
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Serial (Journal)
Current frequency:Semiannual
Author: Wolday Amha

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