Cost-benefit efficiency and factors influencing farmers' choice of marketing channel in grape value chain

Evidence from Kabul, Afghanistan

Mohammad Asil Safi, Yuichiro Amkekawa, Hiroshi Isoda, Najibullah Hassanzoy, Shoichi Ito

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The marketing of agricultural products plays a decisive role for small-scale farmers, to provide income that make their livelihoods stable and sustainable. The objectives of this study are to determine the most efficient marketing channels for grape farmers and analyze factors influencing farmers' choice of a marketing channel. The analysis is based on primary data. Shepherd's, Acharya and Aggarwal methods are used to estimate the efficiency of the concerned marketing channels. A Multinomial Logit Model is employed to identify the factors that influence farmers' choice of a marketing channel. The results revealed that out of the three studied channels, wholesale market is the most efficient channel. Regarding the factors, significant effects are observed with family size, distance, market information, bargaining powers, education, and grape varieties. These findings may suggest the needs for enhancing the collective action of farmers, access to market information and improvement of rural infrastructures in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Volume63
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

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Vitis
supply chain
Marketing
Cost-Benefit Analysis
grapes
farmers
rural infrastructure
wholesale marketing
markets
collective action
Access to Information
family size
logit analysis
agricultural products
livelihood
Statistical Factor Analysis
marketing
education

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  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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Cost-benefit efficiency and factors influencing farmers' choice of marketing channel in grape value chain : Evidence from Kabul, Afghanistan. / Safi, Mohammad Asil; Amkekawa, Yuichiro; Isoda, Hiroshi; Hassanzoy, Najibullah; Ito, Shoichi.

In: Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Vol. 63, No. 1, 01.02.2018, p. 159-168.

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