Marketing Efficiency among Gender-Based Decision-Making Farm Households in Southern Ethiopia

Girma Gezimu Gebre, Hiroshi Isoda, Yuichiro Amekawa, Dil Bahadur Rahut, Hisako Nomura, Takaaki Watanabe

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This study examines the effect of gender on marketing efficiency among maize producing households using data collected in the Dawuro zone, southern Ethiopia. Results indicate that the amount of maize assigned to the first ranked (most efficient) channel for male, female and joint decision-making households is significantly larger than that of the second, third, and fourth ranked channels, respectively. Significant results vary across gender categories at the same stage of marketing channel. Female decision-making households receive a lower producer price, as well as cover higher marketing costs and margins of middlemen, as compared to male and joint decision-makers at the same stage of the marketing channel. This study also found a limited financial ability for local institutions to establish maize storages in the study area. There is a need for an integrated agricultural marketing information system that would help female decision-making maize producers to better engage in available market opportunities.

本文言語英語
ジャーナルJournal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing
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出版ステータス受理済み/印刷中 - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • ビジネスおよび国際経営
  • 食品科学
  • マーケティング

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