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Value chain partnership of coffee farmers’ cooperative organizations in Southwest Region of Ethiopia

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Jimma University College Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia
  • 2Professor School of Management Study, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 1-8, April,6 (2017)


This study has been carried out to identify status of coffee cooperative value chain partnership in Southwest region of Ethiopia. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data has been collected from 324 members’ coffee farmers’ cooperative and 66 administrative staffs of primary cooperatives. Secondary data has been obtained from primary cooperatives, unions and cooperative promotional office of the district (Woredas) reports. Besides, journal and books have also been used as secondary sources. Descriptive statistics such as frequency and standard deviation has been used to identify the status of partnership. Multi stage probability and nan-probability sampling has been undertaken. The result of descriptive statistics indicated that the status of value chain partnership sub construct such as openness, equality and conflict management in partnership between members and management of primary cooperative were weak. Coffee framers cooperatives and management were advised to focus their attention on enhancing relationship and linkage through partnership. It is better to develop two way communications between primary cooperative employees and members of the cooperative organizations.


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