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dc.contributorFikre, Asnakeen_US
dc.contributorKemal, Seid Ahmeden_US
dc.creatorFerede, Setotawen_US
dc.identifier.citationSetotaw Ferede, Asnake Fikre, Seid Ahmed Kemal. (6/9/2018). Assessing the Competitiveness of Smallholders Chickpea Production in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Crop Science, 6 (Special Issue No. 2), pp. 51-65.en_US
dc.description.abstractChickpea is an important food legume in Ethiopia which provides sources of livelihood for millions of smallholder farmers. Currently, it has become an important high value crop that promotes commercialization. This study attempted to assess the competitiveness of smallholders’ chickpea production in the central highlands of Ethiopia. To this end, the domestic resource cost coefficient (DRC) analysis was employed using farm household surveys, price and trade data. Current evidences showed that there has been a significant upswing in the trends of local chickpea prices both in nominal and real terms since the last eight years. As a result, chickpea has become an important cash crop in high potential major chickpea growing areas where farmers dispose the largest proportion of their chickpea production (82%) for marketing purpose.One of the major challenges of Ethiopian chickpea export is related to the bulk of the chickpea trade (84%) being absorbed by the local markets. Moreover, the current Ethiopia’s export market share has remained at 4% while the largest proportion (94%) is destined to low value export markets. Despite all those limitations, Ethiopian chickpea exportis highly competitive in major export markets as evidenced by the DRC value which was found to be 0.20. Therefore, the competitiveness of Ethiopian chickpea in high value markets could be improved by focusing on quality, volume, and supply continuity.en_US
dc.publisherCrop Science Society of Ethiopia (CSSE)en_US
dc.sourceEthiopian Journal of Crop Science;6,Pagination 51-65en_US
dc.subjectdomestic resource cost coefficienten_US
dc.titleAssessing the Competitiveness of Smallholders Chickpea Production in the Central Highlands of Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idKemal, Seid Ahmed: 0000-0002-1791-9369en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerEthiopian Institute of Agricultural Research - EIARen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalEthiopian Journal of Crop Scienceen_US
cg.issueSpecial Issue No.2en_US

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