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Cereal Commodity Trading in Ethiopian Local Marketplace: Examining Farmers’ Quantity Measurement Behaviors

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College of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, No. 1 Shizishan Street, Hongshan District, Wuhan 430070, China
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School of Economics, College of Resource and Environmental Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Luoyu Road 1037, Wuhan 430074, China
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Key Laboratory of Textile Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China
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Agriculture 2018, 8(12), 188; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8120188
Received: 15 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 27 November 2018 / Published: 1 December 2018
Local marketplaces are remarkable organizations for agricultural product transactions in Ethiopia. However, little is known concerning measurement practices in these micro-trading zones. Thus, this study intended to examine the cereal commodity quantity measurement behaviors of farmers in the local marketplaces of Ethiopia. A survey was conducted in four districts marketplaces (N = 382) of the Oromia Region. The χ2 test was employed to evaluate the association between farmers’ perception of the accuracy of local units and measuring instruments related to immoral buyers’ behaviors. According to the findings, farmers’ cereals quantity measurement behaviors proved the presence of unreliability which created transaction, measurement, social capital, and two-hand palm cereals gift costs. The χ2 test results indicated that farmers’ perceptions of the accuracy of local units and measuring tools related to buyers’ unethical behaviors had significant relationships with bowl, glass, sack, and can local units, except for weight balance in Dendi and Bako Tibe, and for cans in the Gimbichu area. This study demonstrates that standardization of tools and measurements, together with institutional support, would have a huge potential for economizing transaction costs and making equitable cereals exchanges and efficient markets. View Full-Text
Keywords: economic transaction; measurement behaviors; local marketplace; local units economic transaction; measurement behaviors; local marketplace; local units
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Abebe, K.A.; Zhou, D.; Etea, B.G.; Senbeta, F.M.; Debeli, D.K.; Osti, R. Cereal Commodity Trading in Ethiopian Local Marketplace: Examining Farmers’ Quantity Measurement Behaviors. Agriculture 2018, 8, 188.

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