The Factors that Influence the Participation of Cooperative Members in the Agricultural Input and Output Marketing A Case Study of Adwa District, Ethiopia
Muthyalu, Dr. M.
- Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
(issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
Social Sciences; Department of Cooperative Studies; | Input, output. Marketing, Participation, Agriculture, Multipurpose cooperative
Primary cooperatives are an ideal means for self-reliance, higher productivity level and promotion of agricultural development. The overall objective of the study was to identify the factors influencing the participation of cooperative members in agricultural input and output marketing in Tigray Region of Adwa Woreda, Ethiopia. A three-stage random sampling procedure was followed to select 4 MPCs and a total of 163 sample respondents. Both primary and secondary data were taken in to consideration to examine the performance of the input and output marketing by MPCs in Adwa Woreda. Primary data pertaining to the year 2010/2011 was collected from the selected sample respondents by using a structured interview schedule. Simple percentage analysis, descriptive and Logit econometrics model were employed to identify determining factors of the MPCs in participation of the members of the total sample respondents, about 63.8% and 36.2% were active participants and passive participants respectively. 12 explanatory variables (8 continuous and 4 dummy) were considered in the econometric model out of these 7 explanatory variables (3 discrete and 4 continuous) were found to significantly influenced the level of participation on agricultural input and output marketing by MPCs