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Title:Market access and livelihood diversification in rural Ethiopia: evidence from Kewot Woreda of North Shewa
Authors:Elias, Muluken
Negatu, Workneh
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Geographic term:Ethiopia
rural areas
External link:https://doi.org/10.1353/eas.2012.0008
Abstract:This study examines the relation between market access and livelihood diversification in rural areas of Kewet district in North Shewa, Ethiopia. The data for the study were gathered using a farm household survey. A logit regression model was applied to identify the determinants of access to both rural and town markets. The findings show that households' access to markets is constrained, inter alia, by location, distance, availability of infrastructure, and cropping pattern. The logit regression analysis showed that market access is negatively and significantly affected by distance. Households residing in remote areas were found to be the least diversified in livelihood. The findings imply the importance of the development of market centres for the diversification of the rural economy. App., bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]