Competitiveness and Determinants of Coffee Exports Producer Price and Production for Ethiopia
David Boansi () and
Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business, 2013, vol. 1, issue 1, 31-45
This study analyzed the performance and determinants of coffee exports producer price and production for Ethiopia The Revealed Comparative Advantage and Revealed Symmetric Comparative Advantage measures of competitiveness used for the performance analysis show that even though Ethiopia has comparative advantage in export of coffee the same cannot be said of its overall performance on the international market owing to challenges with management of price risk high transaction cost resulting from the extensive nature of the supply chain and the numerous actors and processes therein challenges with quality control low productivity of growers fields and incidence of smuggling To improve upon its export performance and ensure continuous growth in its exports prices and production we propose investment in yield enhancing innovations devising and implementation of measures to improve quality control in the supply chain address issues with price risk minimize incidence of smuggling minimize transaction costs increase and ensure continuous government support to the subsector hold onto the current devaluation of the Ethiopian birr ensure payment of fair prices to growers and appropriately transmit future increments increase current area under cultivation to enhance efficient utilization of the abundant labor and to attract more export oriented foreign direct investments to enhance trade creation
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
Working Paper: Competitiveness and determinants of coffee exports, producer price and production for Ethiopia (2013)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:srs:jareib:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:31-45
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business is currently edited by Mădălina Constantinescu
More articles in Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business from ASERS Publishing
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Claudiu Popirlan ().