Market Assessment for Feasible Income Generating Activities in Selected Woredas of South Omo Zone (Male, Benatsemay and Dasenech), Southern Ethiopia

Yidnekachew Alemayehu


The market assessment study was conducted in Dasenech, Malle and Benatsemay Districts of South Omo Zone with the objectives of assessing market feasible commodities for income generation in some selected project woredas of south Omo Zone.  A total of 459 members of self-help group from pastoral and agro pastorals were participated on key informants’ interview as well as group discussion from 15 kebeles of three woreda. According to the key informants’ interview and focus group discussion with in each group we had summarized and prioritized the consensus ideas of the participants in group discussion for feasible income generating activities. The constraints in the study area include absence of market linkage, market information, infrastructure problem and absence of alternative market, producing poor quality product due to lack of awareness and crop disease.

Keywords: Market Assessment, Income Generating Activities, Constraints and Opportunity

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