Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017, Page: 158-161
Analysis of Coffee Farm Productivity in Darolabu District, West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia
Anteneh Temesgen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Wollega University, Shambu, Ethiopia
Aman Tufa, CASCAPE Project, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Received: Feb. 24, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017;       Published: Sep. 11, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170204.12      View  2214      Downloads  364
Abstract
This study was designed to identify factors affecting coffee productivity in Daro Labu district of West Hararghe Zone of Ethiopia. The study was based on data generated from 120 coffee producers selected based on simple randomly sampling technique. Descriptive statistics was employed in the process of examining and describing farm household characteristics. The Cobb-Douglas production function was used to identify and estimate the effects of socioeconomic factors on coffee productivity. Results obtained from the model indicated that among the explanatory variables included in the model; fertilizer, coffee farm size, family labor, coffee farming experience, land allocated for Khat were found to be statistically significant factors affecting coffee productivity. Among the significant variables except land allocated for Khat other variables were found to be positively related to coffee productivity.
Keywords
Coffee, Productivity, Cobb-Douglas Production Function
To cite this article
Anteneh Temesgen, Aman Tufa, Analysis of Coffee Farm Productivity in Darolabu District, West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 158-161. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170204.12
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