Analysis of production costs, market opportunities and competitiveness of Desi and Kabuli chickpeas in Ethiopia
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Shiferaw, B.; Jones, R.; Silim, S.; Teklewold, H.; Gwata, E. [Bekele Shiferaw; Hailemariam Teklewold]. ILRI, Nairobi (Kenya). Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers Project (IPMS). 2007. Analysis of production costs, market opportunities and competitiveness of Desi and Kabuli chickpeas in Ethiopia. IPMS Working Paper 3. 48p. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI.
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This study was conducted to examine the existing conditions of chickpeas in relation to production and marketing and outlines the major technological and institutional constraints for harnessing market opportunities in the chickpea sub-sector. The study determines variety introduction, market conditions and seed delivery systems in Ada'a-Liben woreda. This district is one of the major chickpea growing areas in which new market-preferred and high-value Kabuli types are being tested and promoted. Section two of this paper presents the research process and methods. This is followed by discussion of production trends, available technologies, costs and opportunities for chickpeas. An overview of the structure and organization of the chickpea marketing system is given in section four. Section five presents market conditions with emphasis on opportunities for Kabuli exports, quality requirements, grading systems, competitiveness of smallholder producers, and existing potentials in domestic markets. The final section summarizes the key findings and highlights issues for policy and future research.