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Small Holders Cotton Production and Marketing in Major Producing District of Ethiopian: case of Middle Awash Basin


This paper examines of the determinants of raw cotton yield carried out on 300 smallholder cotton producers in the middle Awash Basin. Purposive sampling was used to select the study Basin and random sampling was used to identify respondents. Observations augmented data collection. The analytical technique used in the study was the Augmented Cobb-Douglas production model. Most parameters were observed to significantly influence yield. The results of the maximum likelihood estimation showed the significant determinants of raw cotton output include: farmers’ educational status, experience, farm size, and extension contact and farmer family size. The result of the estimation also shows decreasing returns to scale of 0.81. The relevance of these inputs underscores the call on policy and cotton companies to focus on not only the quantity of these inputs but also on their quality and timely provision.

Corporate Author: 
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Cotton Growing  

Secondary Descriptor: 

Cotton Trade 

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Broad Subject heading: 
Cotton Manufacturing
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2015
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2015-06-01 00:00:00
Conference Place: 
EEA Conference Center
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Conference date: 
July 16 to 19, 2014