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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 879: IV International Symposium on Banana: International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa: Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact

THE INFLUENCE OF MARKETING COOPERATIVES ON THE BARGAINING POSITION OF PRODUCERS IN FARM-GATE BANANA PRICES: EVIDENCES FROM SMALLHOLDERS IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Authors:   G.A. Woldie, E.A. Nuppenau
Keywords:   asymmetric information, banana, Ethiopia, farm-gate price negotiations, marketing, sequential bargaining model
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.879.14
Abstract:
This paper empirically investigates farm-gate banana (Musa spp.) price-negotiation under asymmetric information using a bilateral bargaining model. It makes an attempt to show how memberships in cooperatives affect the bargaining power of smallholders in southern Ethiopia. A regression analysis reveals that cooperative membership positively and significantly affects the bargaining power of smallholder banana growers. The result also confirms that access to central-market-price information and past-trade relationship enables farmers to stick to their initially asked price.

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