Determinants of Market Participation and Supply of Beef Cattle Value Chain in Konso District, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, Ethiopia

Gezehagn Gesese


Beef cattle value addition linkage system has not yet been systematically studied and documented in the study area. This study is therefore aimed at analyzing the major determinants of market participation and supply of beef cattle value chain using both primary and secondary data. The primary data were collected from producers, middle men, traders and consumers. Whereas, the secondary data were collected from different Central Statistical Agencies and different government offices. The Heckman two stage sample selection model was employed and the result shows that market participation in beef cattle was positively affected by sex, age, household size, access to veterinary service, distance of feed source, beef cattle body condition and access to credit. On the other hand, quantity of the beef cattle supplied was affected negatively by access to veterinary service, distance from feed source, market distance and access to credit while household income affected it positively. Therefore, policy aiming at increasing access to modern inputs and market, developing and improving infrastructure and create awareness about how to use available resources intensively. Control of informal, illegal and expired animal drugs entrance in to the district by responsible agents or experts should be in place. Also, making strong visit, follow up and creation of awareness after credit provision should be done.

Keywords: Value chain, Actors, Heckman two stage model, Beef cattle

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/83-01

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