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GRAIN MARKET AND RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN ETHIOPIA: A CASE OF STRUCTURE, CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF GRAIN MARKET IN LUME WOREDA OF OROMIYA REGION.

Feyissa, Abraham LU (2009) MIDM70 20091
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Agriculture Development Led Industrialization (ADLI) has been government development strategy since 1990s; and its objective was to develop a market oriented modernized agriculture sector, with the development of the industry to follow this as a next development stage using the raw material from agriculture. The strategies for the agriculture development have focussed on extension and research services and development of infrastructure.

Drawing on the data collected through interviews with government officials, cooperative leaders, farmers, traders and a survey of rural households, the ambition of this thesis is to asses the structural organization, conduct and performance of the grain marketing system with an objective of looking at... (More)
Agriculture Development Led Industrialization (ADLI) has been government development strategy since 1990s; and its objective was to develop a market oriented modernized agriculture sector, with the development of the industry to follow this as a next development stage using the raw material from agriculture. The strategies for the agriculture development have focussed on extension and research services and development of infrastructure.

Drawing on the data collected through interviews with government officials, cooperative leaders, farmers, traders and a survey of rural households, the ambition of this thesis is to asses the structural organization, conduct and performance of the grain marketing system with an objective of looking at how it benefits the rural livelihoods, in terms of fair prices for agricultural produces. Three major staple food grains – teff, wheat and chickpea – produced in the study area, were selected to conduct the market analysis.

The structural organization of the grain marketing system appeared to be well structured and competitive. However, the conduct and performance of the grain market was influenced negatively by the presence of informal grain traders in the market, timing of loans return, and uncertainties created by price fluctuations in terminal markets; with a result causing a lot of potential benefits from the growing market opportunities missed out for both traders and producers.

From the rural household survey, it was observed that the small scale agriculture is challenged by shrinking farm size from population growth, soil degradation, frequent drought and lack access to improved technologies. This has put the small scale agriculture in a question, as how long it will support the ever increasing population. Improvements of institutional support to smallholder agriculture, promotion of farmers’ cooperatives and control of the informal traders, were suggested as short term solutions. However, in long term transformation of the agriculture sector needs a moving away from the traditional subsistence oriented production by introducing modern technologies and consolidation of the fragmented farm for efficient use of the modern inputs. (Less)
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author
Feyissa, Abraham LU
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MIDM70 20091
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Smallholders, Ethiopia, Grain Marketing, Livelihoods., Rural
language
English
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1435213
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2009-08-14 13:25:23
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  abstract     = {Agriculture Development Led Industrialization (ADLI) has been government development strategy since 1990s; and its objective was to develop a market oriented modernized agriculture sector, with the development of the industry to follow this as a next development stage using the raw material from agriculture. The strategies for the agriculture development have focussed on extension and research services and development of infrastructure. 

Drawing on the data collected through interviews with government officials, cooperative leaders, farmers, traders and a survey of rural households, the ambition of this thesis is to asses the structural organization, conduct and performance of the grain marketing system with an objective of looking at how it benefits the rural livelihoods, in terms of fair prices for agricultural produces. Three major staple food grains – teff, wheat and chickpea – produced in the study area, were selected to conduct the market analysis.  

The structural organization of the grain marketing system appeared to be well structured and competitive. However, the conduct and performance of the grain market was influenced negatively by the presence of informal grain traders in the market, timing of loans return, and uncertainties created by price fluctuations in terminal markets; with a result causing a lot of potential benefits from the growing market opportunities missed out for both traders and producers. 

From the rural household survey, it was observed that the small scale agriculture is challenged by shrinking farm size from population growth, soil degradation, frequent drought and lack access to improved technologies. This has put the small scale agriculture in a question, as how long it will support the ever increasing population. Improvements of institutional support to smallholder agriculture, promotion of farmers’ cooperatives and control of the informal traders, were suggested as short term solutions. However, in long term transformation of the agriculture sector needs a moving away from the traditional subsistence oriented production by introducing modern technologies and consolidation of the fragmented farm for efficient use of the modern inputs.},
  author       = {Feyissa, Abraham},
  keyword      = {Smallholders,Ethiopia,Grain Marketing,Livelihoods.,Rural},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {GRAIN MARKET AND RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN ETHIOPIA: A CASE OF STRUCTURE, CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF GRAIN MARKET IN LUME WOREDA OF OROMIYA REGION.},
  year         = {2009},
}