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Pyk, Filippa, 2018. Determinants influencing the performance of Fair trade coffee farmers in Tanzania. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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Abstract This study aimed to identify the major determinants of performance among Fair trade certified small-scale coffee growers in the Kagera region, northwest Tanzania. The analysis is based on survey data collected through field interviews with a sample of Tanzanian Fair trade certified farmers during the period March-April 2017. The standard regression model was used to find what affects annual revenue and productivity. The estimation results suggest that experience within farming and coffee plot size have a positive effect on annual coffee revenue. Likewise the farmers perceived importance of NGOs is estimated to have a positive impact on revenue. Perceived access to financial support however showed to have a negative impact on revenue. Further, experience within the farming business showed to have a negative impact on coffee productivity. Perceived access to financial support and extension service also showed to negatively affect productivity. The estimated result for determinants of productivity likely suffers from simultaneous bias and should be interpreted with caution.

Main title:Determinants influencing the performance of Fair trade coffee farmers in Tanzania
Authors:Pyk, Filippa
Supervisor:Abouhatab, Assem
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1127
Year of Publication:2018
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:Fair trade, smallholder farmer, performance, coffee, Tanzania, multiple regression model, field study
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9393
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9393
Subjects:Economics and management
Language:English
Deposited On:15 Jun 2018 11:55
Metadata Last Modified:25 Feb 2019 13:24

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