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Journal of Applied Agricultural Economics and Policy Analysis. 2020, 3(1), 15-19
DOI: 10.12691/jaaepa-3-1-3
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The Extent of Smallholder Farmers Cereal Crops Commercialization in Ethiopia: The Case of Sinana District, Bale Zone, Ethiopia

Gemechu Mulatu1,

1College of Business and Economics, Madda Walabu University, Bale -Robe, Ethiopia

Pub. Date: November 15, 2020

Cite this paper:
Gemechu Mulatu. The Extent of Smallholder Farmers Cereal Crops Commercialization in Ethiopia: The Case of Sinana District, Bale Zone, Ethiopia. Journal of Applied Agricultural Economics and Policy Analysis. 2020; 3(1):15-19. doi: 10.12691/jaaepa-3-1-3

Abstract

Cereal crops commercialization plays a vital role in transforming the agriculture from subsistence orientation to market oriented production. In this study, it was attempted to identify factors that affect the extent of cereal crops commercialization in Ethiopia. The study used 384 sampled households from sinana district. Tobit regression model was used to identify the covariates of the extent of cereal crops commercialization. Accordingly, sex, education, family size, extension visit, livestock ownership, disease infestation of crops, access to market information, access to training, access to credit and non- farm income were found to be significant variables affected the extent of cereal crops commercialization up to 10 percent significance level. The implication of the results of the study is that improving extension services, enhancing of information channel and family planning issues need to be prioritized to improve the extent of cereal crops commercialization in Ethiopia.

Keywords:
cereal crops Commercialization Tobit Regression Analysis Ethiopia

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