Determinants of Successful Scaling up: In the Case of Agricultural Commercialization Cluster in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to examine determinants of successful scaling up and adopted a descriptive research and explanatory research design. All staffs of the Agricultural Transformation Agency who are involved in Agricultural Commercialization Cluster program were targeted as the population of this study. This study used a purposive sampling technique to select sample projects of the target population. The sample size of this study was therefore 166 employees working on the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster program. The study used primary data that was collected through questionnaires. Correlation analysis was conducted to see the strength of association between determinants of scaling up and successful scaling up. Multiple regression analysis was also conducted to analyze the effect of determinants of scaling up on Successful scaling up. The study showed that all the independent variables have a significant effect on Scaling up in the study area. Finally, the research found that spaces or enabling environment for scaling up is the higher significant factor that affects successful scaling up of the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster program followed by, drivers and pathways of scaling up. Hence, the Agricultural Transformation Agency shall work on identification of the environmental factors (spaces) influencing scaling up and understand how they affect the process.



Agricultural Commercialization, Agricultural Transformation Agency, Drivers, Spaces Or Enabling Environment, Pathways