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Value Chain Analysis of Coffee in Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia, with Focus on Farmers Cooperatives

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 9 Issue 4

Published: 2020
Author(s) Name: Beyenech Yilma, Matiwos Ensermu | Author(s) Affiliation: Dept. of Logistics & Supply Chain Mgt., College of Business & Economics, Dilla Univ., Ethiopia
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Yirgacheffe coffee is among the high value coffee varieties grown in Southern Ethiopia, a region known for its quality coffee. The study was conducted to analyse coffee value chain in the Gedeo zone Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperatives Union (YCFCU). Primary data was collected from 121 sampled coffee producers. Descriptive statistics and correlation analysis methods were employed to analyse the data. The results of descriptive analysis showed that relationship, actor roles, access to market, government policy, financial, competition, and human and physical resources are some of the problems in the coffee value chain. The result from correlation analysis indicated that actors’ roles, marketing relations, competition, government, and market issue significantly affect performance of coffee value chain. The relative importance of marketing relations is higher than other independent variables. The implication is that actors should take an active role in managing all aspects of their performance of value chain analysis of coffee in the study area.

Keywords: Coffee, Value Chain, Cooperative Union, Ethiopia

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