Market participation by smallholder rice farmers in Tanzania: a double hurdle analysis

Smallholder farmers account for over 90 per cent of domestic rice production in Tanzania. Their participation in markets provides
opportunities for growth through income and employment. However, their ability to participate is hampered by personal,
household and institutional constraints. We adopt the double hurdle model to explore determinants of market participation by
rice farmers using data collected from selected rice growing regions in Tanzania. The decision to participate in the market
is affected by the cropped area, yield, distance to the market and type of variety grown. Besides these factors, the quantity
marketed is affected by the existence of a market within the village. There is need for labour-saving technologies for area
expansion and yield improvement.

Citation: 
Achandi, E. L., & Mujawamariya, G. (2016). Market participation by smallholder rice farmers in Tanzania: a double hurdle analysis. Studies in Agricultural Economics, 118(2), 112-115.
Year: 
2016
Media Type: 
Journal Article
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