Soya Bean Value Chain Analysis in Chewaka District, Buno Bedele Zone of Oromia

Kifle Degefa


Soybean is among the important pulse crops grown in different parts of Ethiopia as stable food and income generation source. Market continue to be seen as the means for ensuring that smallholder farmers of agricultural products are effectively integrated into the mainstream of national economies. The study was conducted in Chewaka district of Buno Bedele zone. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. A three stage of sampling technique was employed to select appropriate sample household heads. Descriptive statistics and costs and margins analysis methods along the value chains were employed for the study. The core functions in soya bean value chain of the study area include: input supply, production, marketing, processing and consumption. Under this core functions, actors are broadly classified into three, namely inputs suppliers, direct market actors and chain supporters. The study result indicated that there is fair producers’ share of final price among all major marketing channels and market actors obtained fair selling price of net margin in five major marketing channels, but traders obtained low net marketing margin. Major constraints that influence the development of soya bean value chain in the study area were identified and prioritized. Access market information, linkage, farmers-cooperatives contractual and others issues need attention.

Keywords: Soya bean, marketing margin and value chain


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