Determinants of Poultry Market Participation Decisions: The Case of Producers in Kaffa and Bench Majji Zones, Southern Ethiopia

Kassa Tarekegn


Poultry products have long been a pathway for income generation for the poor. Rapidly growing and changing markets in the developing world provide real opportunities. However, there were also threats to participation of the poor in marketing of poultry products. Objective of this study is to analyze determinants of poultry market participation decision in Kaffa and Bench Majji zones of Southern Ethiopia. A total of 150 sample poultry producers was interviewed using semi structured questionnaire to collect the data required for the study. Descriptive statistics and probit regression model were used for the analysis of the data gathered. Accordingly, out of the 13 variables entered into the econometric model; household size, level of education, frequency of extension contact, family size, breed type owned and number of poultry owned positively and significantly while distance to nearest market negatively and significantly influence the poultry market participation decision in the study area. Therefore, all concerned bodies should focus on improving the infrastructure, providing capacity building by dissemination of technology through market oriented extension approach, increasing access to improved technology, access to credit to improve the skill of producing and market participation for better return.

Keywords: producers, poultry, market participation, probit regression

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