Value Chain Analysis of Cassava in Wolaita Zone, Snnpr, Ethiopia

Samuel Sarka


Value chain analysis of Cassava in wolaita zone  was conducted with the objective of identifying cassava value chain actors and their functions, developing  value chain map of cassava in the study area and  identifying  the value chain upgrading and market development strategies. A survey was carried out on six randomly selected kebele administrations of Wolaits zone from potentially producing districts (Gassuba and Kindo Koysha Woreda). Both primary and secondary sources of data were used to conduct the study. Primary data for  were collected from 122 farmers, 48 traders and 23 consumers through application of appropriate sampling procedures and secondary data were obtained from written documents. Data were collected by using both close ended and open ended questionnaire through personal interview, group discussion, and key informant interview. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The Value chain  analysis indicated that the value chain functions in the survey period were input supply, production, marketing and consumption, the major actors in the value chain are input suppliers, cassava producers, collectors, wholesalers, retailers, processors and consumers.

Keywords: Value addition, Value chain, value chain map and actors

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