VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS OF TEFF IN EAST WOLLEGA, ETHIOPIA
This study attempted to analyze the teff value chain in the Jimma Arjo District of East Wollega Zone, Western
Ethiopia. The multistage sampling technique was employed to draw a sample of 123 teff producers, purposively selected 55 traders and 15 consumers. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources using pre-tested structured questionnaires and checklists. Descriptive statistics and Kendall’s coefficient of concordance were applied to analyze data. Results showed that the main teff value chain actors in the study area included input suppliers, producers, local collectors, wholesalers, retailers, and
consumers. In the district, there were no proper upgrading practices and governance systems in the teff value chain. The predicted probability that teff producers choose local collectors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumer outlets amounted to 45%, 69.9%, 20.4%, and 74.6%, respectively. Kendall’s coefficient of concordance (W) analysis showed that 68.5% and 46.2% of farmers agreed with each other on the ranking of constraints hindering teff production and marketing, respectively. Recommendations drawn from the study findings include the need to improve the input supply system and governance, eliminate issues found in the chain, train farmers, enhance the quality of market information, boost teff productivity and volume sales, strengthen the links between teff value chain actors, and improve support institutions.
constraints; governance; Jimma Arjo; Kendall’s; coefficient of concordance; teff value chain; upgrading
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