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Analysis of Risk and Supply Response of Agriculture: Empirical Investigations from the Ethiopian Coffee Growing Zones

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dc.contributor.advisor Demeke, Mulat (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Elias, Hailu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-17T07:40:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-17T07:40:48Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/8954
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted to examine the major shocks and their impact on coffee production and the livelihood of smallholder coffee farmers in five major coffee growing zones of Ethiopia, namely, Sidamo, Jimma, Illubabor, Wolayta and West Hararghe. After pooling the available data set using the error component model, the pooled OLS and fixed effects regression methods were used to analyze the effects of shocks on coffee production and supply response variation across the study areas. It was found that a combination of shocks including drought, pests and coffee diseases, drastic fall in world coffee price and health problems have serious effects on coffee yield and household income. Households living in different zones of the country have different supply responses because of the socio-economic and agroecological differences. In the face of the severe effects of shocks, farmers have adopted a range of risk management strategies such as intercropping, depleting assets, borrowing, membership to a social support system and production/marketing unions. However, under the prevailing production technology and farming systems, the strategies employed by farmers are not adequate enough to cope with the effects of the recurring shocks. Policy implication of the study is that one-size-fits-all policy packages and blanket recommendations cannot solve the problems of coffee farmers. Therefore, under the current dynamic market scenario, the success of the Ethiopian coffee sub-sector highly depends on targeted support to reduce the impacts of shocks and to build the capacity of indigenous institutions. Interventions need to be disaggregated by agro-ecological zones and socio-economic settings. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Economic Policy Analysis en_US
dc.subject Economic Policy en_US
dc.title Analysis of Risk and Supply Response of Agriculture: Empirical Investigations from the Ethiopian Coffee Growing Zones en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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