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|Title: ||PERFORMANCES AND CHALLENGES OF COOPERATIVES IN ETHIOPIA:|
|Authors: ||YEMANE, TEWELDEMEDHIN|
|Advisors: ||TESFAYE TAFESSE (Ph.D.)|
|Keywords: ||UNION IN CENTRAL|
ZONE OF TIGRAY
|Copyright: ||Jun-2010 |
|Date Added: ||28-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||This study is concerned with assessing the performance and challenges of Werie Multipurpose
Cooperative Union (WMCU) which is found in werie –Leke woreda of Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia.
The objective of the study is to assess the performances and challenges of the union in its course of
For this purpose, the data requirements for the study were collected from different sources. The primary
data were collected from 126 member respondents of two sample primary member cooperative societies
of the union and 5o randomly selected non-members from the residents of the town of Edaga-Arbi.
Moreover, the study made use of documents of the Union, like financial statements and audit reports as
source of secondary data. In addition to this, FGD and Key informant interviews were also important
sources of secondary data. The data collected were analyzed using simple statistical analysis like
frequencies, percentages, tables, financial ratio analysis and t-test with the help of a statistical package
called SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences).
The findings from the study revealed that trend of membership of the Union was increasing over the study
period but the financial performance was inconsistent in the periods under study. Affiliation to a
cooperative was found to increase the income of members and thereby contributes to the well-being of
member household that was manifested in the betterment of oxen ownership, food, housing, and clothing
and in terms of ability to send children to school and use modern health services. In addition, WMCU has
some benefits to the community (non-members) in stabilizing the local market and cost saving. On
average, a person was able to save Birr 8.17 per month given that s/he purchases the sampled items from
the union instead of the private traders in the town of Edaga-Arbi.
Regarding the challenges constraining the performance of the Union, the study has pointed out that
embezzlement, limitations in the capacity of Management Committee or BoDs, lack of capital, unhealthy
competition from private traders, absence of education and training and lack of physical resources are
the main ones.|
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