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Factors Constraining The Production Of Traditional Exportable Agricultural Products In Ethiopia: Evidence From The Longitudinal Ethiopian Rural Household Survey

Abstract: 

The study shows the yield and extent of input uses in the production of agricultural exportable products. The effects of different variables on the production are also examined by employing econometric tools. The major data sources are Central Statistical Authority and Ethiopian Rural Household Surveys. The descriptive results show that the yields of exportable products are low compared to other countries that are exporting similar products such as Brazil and Kenya. Input allocations to the production of these products are also low both at national as well as peasant association levels. Hausman-Taylor estimation is used in the econometric analysis. This technique handles individual heterogeneity and it is also preferred to the fixed effect estimator when the variability of the independent variables are minor over time. Most of the variables are significant and with the expected sign. The largest effect is observed in the infrastructural variables; distance to the nearest town and access to improved roads. This implies that the ongoing efforts of expanding infrastructures to the rural areas are indispensible for the increase in production of exportable products. The significant correlation of fertilizer and yield of exportable products is another important point that necessitates studies on cost and benefits of using fertilizer in the production of exportable product

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-20-7
Primary Descriptors: 

production of Exportable product

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopian
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Agriculture - exportable product
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2011
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
III
Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:11:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:43:12
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy

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