Value Chain Analysis of Coffee the Case of Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU)

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Addis Ababa University


The study was conducted to analyze coffee value chain in Gedio Zone Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU). Yirgacheffe coffee is definitely among the most distinguished coffee varieties grown in Southern Ethiopia, a region known for its fine coffees. The specific objectives of the study were to identify the coffee value chain in YCFCU, to examine the relationship between actors and assess their linkage, to indicate each actor role in the value creation activities and to explain the key factors that hamper the coffee value chain in the study area. The study was based on data gathered from one hundred twenty one coffee producers. Descriptive statistics and correlation analysis methods were employed to analyze the data. Result from correlation analysis using indicates that five variables are significantly affecting performance of value chain of coffee. These are actors’ roles, marketing relation, competition issues, government issue and market issue. The relative importance of marketing relation is high than other independent variables. Therefore, the implication is that actors should take an active role in managing all aspects of their performance of value chain analysis of coffee in the study area



Coffee farmers cooperatives Union (YCFCU)