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Abstract            Volume:6  Issue-4  Year-2018         Original Research Articles

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The Role of Women in Enset Markt Chain the Cause of Dawuro Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia
Alemayehu Asfaw Amamo
Department of Agribusiness and Value Chain Management, Wolaita Sodo University, P.O.Box 138, Wolaita, Ethiopia
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Women play great role in Enset processing to become as edible food item and marketable commodity in Dawuro zone. During Enset processing and supplying to market, women and girls face tedious challenges with related to its value addition and supplying to market through its channel. Chain actor women role was not given emphasis in the area. To these end 201 sample Enset processers, 150 from male headed 51 from female headed household from 24 kebel, 13 local collectors 21 local traders and 6 wholesalers from 3 woreda different level traders identified and selected for current research as sample. Based on the finding of the current research, Enset processing and marketing main activities hold on the shoulder of female than male in the community. Therefore, the Vale addition of kocho, bulla and fiber through processing pseudo stem and corm of enset plant by women was affected at 1% and 5% level, positively significant and chopping pseudo stem, kocho, bulla and fiber processing and transporting to marketing area significant at1% level in number of femal existence in the family. While, the role of women and girls affected by working culture of the community and poor technology or local equipment, utilization for Enset processing. It may be highly recommended that female capacity building through technology and replacing local processing equipment by technologically improved instrument, awareness creation intervention by government and any responsible body is important solution to reduce women and girls work load in the area.

Keywords: Enset,Processing,Kocho,Bulla,Fiber,Pseudo stem and corm
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Alemayehu Asfaw Amamo. 2018. The Role of Women in Enset Markt Chain the Cause of Dawuro Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(4): 36-47
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.604.006
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