Sokoine University of Agriculture

Factors affecting market access among spice farmers in Zanzibar

Show simple item record Hassan, Maryam Ally 2016-11-21T10:03:26Z 2016-11-21T10:03:26Z 2015
dc.description.abstract Using survey data and secondary information, this study was carried out to analyse factors affecting market access among spice farmers in Zanzibar. The study’s specific objectives were (i) to examine economic characteristics of spice farmers and spice traders, (ii) to assess marketing channels for spices produced in Zanzibar, (iii) to analyse spice market potential in Zanzibar (Demand and Supply), and (iv) to examine factors influencing spice market access among spice farmers. This study was conducted in Zanzibar and primary data were collected through questionnaires from 85 smallholder farmers, 20 spice traders and 5 key informants. Binary logistic regression was performed to examine relationship among market factors and farmers’ access to spice market. The findings of this study showed that spice farmers were engaged in spice production based on different production and economic characteristics including farm occupation, association membership, land category and annual farm income. The analytical structure of marketing channels identified in the study area provided a framework for mapping and explaining potentials in market access for spice farmers in Zanzibar. The study also identified spice market potentials for supply and demand aspects. The results also pointed out significant influence made to market access among farmers by distant market, market information access, market organization, number of spices sold, quantity of spice sold, spice price and quantity of spices demanded. For spice market access among spice farmers the study recommends developing the spice value chain, formation of stronger spice farmers’ associations or networks, establishment of spice price monitoring authority, entrepreneurship training among spice farmers and a study on performance of spice tourism to spice farmers’ income. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Enhancing Pro-poor Innovation in Natural resources and Agricultural Value Chain (EPINAV) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject market en_US
dc.subject spice farmers en_US
dc.subject spice farmers in Zanzibar en_US
dc.subject Zanzibar en_US
dc.title Factors affecting market access among spice farmers in Zanzibar en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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