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Analysis of Factors That Dictate Farmers to Sell Their Produces Early: Implication for Seasonal Price Fluctuation

Abstract: 

In Ethiopia, agricultural markets are characterized by seasonal price fluctuations as price seasonality is a fact of life in any agrarian production system. Prices of agricultural crops typically fall immediately after harvest and rise gradually thereafter until the next harvest. This study was conducted to analyze the factors that dictate farmers to sell their produces immediately after harvest and thereby create price fluctuations. The study used household survey data to estimate Tobit model for the propensity and intensity to sell crops immediately after harvest. The econometric result indicates that education of head of household, number of markets, input cost, labor cost, and credit are found to affect quantity and intensity of early sale positively while family size and technology use affect intensity and propensity to sell early negatively.

Corporate Author: 
Ethiopian Economics Association
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association
ISBN/ISSN: 
1993-3681
Primary Descriptors: 

Price Fluctuation

Secondary Descriptor: 

Crop markets

Cataloge Date: 
08/08/2016
Broad Subject heading: 
Agricultural Markets
Call Number: 
330.5 ETH JOU 2015
Serial Key Title: 
Ethiopian Journal Of Economics
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
XXIII
Year: 
October 2014
Publication date: 
2015-12-01 00:00:00
Number: 
2
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Semiannual
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