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Title: Techinical efficiency and sustainability of vegetable production in periurban areas of Central Ethoipia
Researcher: Teferi, Daba Lemma
Guide(s): Rao, M Sundara
Prasada, Rao M
Keywords: Economics
Techinical efficiency
vegetable production
Central Ethoipia
Upload Date: 18-Dec-2013
University: Andhra University
Completed Date: May 2013
Abstract: The increasing rate of urbanization throughout developing countries put higher pressure on the vegetable market. Given the current level of agricultural productivity and cropping patterns, it is difficult for developing countries to cope up with the growing urban market for vegetables. In countries like Ethiopia, where agriculture is dominated by subsistence and smallholder farming, the challenge could be more serious. Rural framers of countries like Ethiopia could not sufficiently and persistently supply enough vegetables to the growing urban population of the country due to the perishability of the product and inefficient transport and marketing system. Thus, farmers located in and around urban areas are the first to respond to the growing and unique feature of urban vegetable demand. But there was apparent lack of empirical works that show the performance of peri-urban vegetable farmers in a way that convince policy makers for possible intervention. This paper, therefore, was devoted to analyze the efficiency and sustainability of vegetable production in peri-urban areas of central Ethiopia. The study used both primary and secondary data. Questionnaires specially designed for this study were used to collect the primary data from 324 farmers producing vegetables around Bishoftu, Holota and Woliso towns. Focus group discussion and secondary data were also used to supplement the primary data. The data was analyzed using various techniques; simple statistical techniques (such as measures of central tendencies, measures of dispersions, ratios, frequencies, and percentages), ANOVA and regression analysis were extensively used where necessary. The study result showed that peri-urban vegetable farmers were dominated by men (89%). The average age of the farmers was 41.4 and their average years of schooling were 6.3 years. Though their plot size was too small (mean=0.43hectare), on average, each farmer had sold 82% of their vegetable produce to generate nearly 45% of the family income.
Pagination: xi, 219p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Economics

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