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Governance and Upgrading in Coffee Value Chain: The Case of Dale Woreda, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Lika (Phd), Tebarek
dc.contributor.author Addise, Gashaw
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-03T09:32:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-03T09:32:13Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11
dc.description.abstract he body of literature and research related to the value chain analysis has increased in recent years. This research attempted to analyze value chain of coffee in Dale Woreda (Southern Ethiopia) by using the value chain approach, focusing on constraints and opportunities of upgrading and governance structure along the chain. In order to attain the above objectives, the study followed a mixed-method approach which combined qualitative and quantitative analysis. The respondents such as farmers, cooperatives, processors, and exporters were selected by multistage sampling techniques. The study involved; survey with 214 coffee producers, in-depth interviews with 28 actors and stakeholders and focus group discussions with two farmers groups, each comprising of five people. Both primary and secondary sources of data were used for the study. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis were used for analyzing the result. Value chain actors; producers, cooperatives, processors, exporters, importers and supporters/facilitators were identified with their role and function. The study revealed that local producers, in their interaction with buyers have the possibility to acquire new skills, knowledge and incentive. In addition, the implementation and compliance with standards provide opportunities for farmers to invest on their product. Focusing on this kind of interaction, the study indicates that local producers were engaged in upgrading to improve their benefits from the sector. The majority of the producers in the study area upgraded their product and internal processes. A limited number of producers engaged in functional and channel upgrading. Local institutions and producers’ cooperatives have created programs to help small-scale coffee farmers adapt to the changes in the global marketplace and assist them in increasing their competitiveness but they have limited capacity. The result shows that the governance structure in the coffee market is often buyer-driven, mostly governed by international buyers. There is also a range of mechanisms of coordination at play in the chain between different stakeholders and segments of the chain. Captive forms of governance in this case study have fostered some degree of product and process upgrading. Therefore, a policy aimed to accelerate the coffee sector in the area could be successful if these opportunities and constraints are taken into consideration to improve the information flow through horizontal and vertical coordination of actors. Keywords: Governance, value chain analysis, Coffee farmers en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis ababa University en_US
dc.subject Governance, value chain analysis, Coffee farmers en_US
dc.title Governance and Upgrading in Coffee Value Chain: The Case of Dale Woreda, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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