The Performance of Maize and Teff Marketing in Southern Ethiopia

The paper analyses the functioning of Teff and Maize marketing system in southern Ethiopia. The methodology follows the industrial organization paradigm: structure, conduct and performance(S - C-P). The results reveal high market concentration, high barriers to entry in terms of capital and credit, evidence of collusion in the rural market, concentration, high barriers to entry in terms of capital and credit evidence of collusion in the rural market, low market integration, high marketing margin, and high seasonal price variation which indicate the inefficiency of the Maize and Teff marketing system. There are basic constraints such as poor market infrastructure and lack of capital, credit and clear property right law to increase private investment in the food grain marketing sub-sector. In spite of the complex problems after the March 1990 reform, the Maize and Teff marketing system appears to be improving and working better by market structure standard


Keywords:
Editor(s):
Getachew, Yoseph
Gashaw, Dagnew
Kibre, Moges
Mulat, Demeke
Sentayehu, Tefera
Shiferaw, Jamo
Yusuf, Abdulahi
Issue Date:
1995-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/251828
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 04, Number 1
Page range:
101-131
Total Pages:
131
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume IV Number 1; April 1995




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-04-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)