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Supply chain management approach to reduce food losses

empirical results of selected food commodities in Ethiopia

Amentae, Tadesse Kenea (2018). Supply chain management approach to reduce food losses. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2018:29
ISBN 978-91-7760-198-2
eISBN 978-91-7760-199-9
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Abstract

Food loss is one of the heavy challenges to food security in low income countries. Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness of management in supply chains are considered as the major reasons for postharvest food losses. Therefore, this thesis sought to increase the knowledge base for reducing postharvest food losses using efficient and effective food supply chain management approach.

The supply chain management and postharvest losses of four nationally important food commodities (milk, wheat, teff, and warqe) in Ethiopia were analysed. Teff is a cereal, while warqe is a perennial plant from which the food products kocho and bulla are extracted. Qualitative and quantitative primary data were collected using a semi-structured survey questionnaire and key informant interviews. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Tobit, Probit, and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) in SPSS, AMOS, and Microsoft Excel software. Value chain analysis, questionnaire-based post-harvest loss estimations, Likert scale-based loss factor evaluations, and SEM have been applied for the analysis.

The study reported significant food losses at each stage of the food supply chains. The sum of the reported estimated losses from the total marketed products along the whole chains were 14%, 16%, 39%, and 50% for dairy, teff, wheat, and warqe foods (both kocho and bulla), respectively.
Poor handling practices at milk collection points, the threshing process in the teff chain, harvesting problems and bad weather conditions in the wheat chain, and poor packaging, display, and processing facilities in the kocho and bulla chains were the forefront factors causing the losses. For farmers, the Tobit model indicated the distance to the nearest market and level of production were the most important factors triggering post-harvest losses in the teff and wheat chains, respectively.

The Probit analysis identified attendance in formal education as most determining for value addition decisions in the teff chain.

Using the SEM, it was found that transaction costs, trust, and uncertainty significantly predicted chain actors’ supply chain governance choice (p< 0.001). On the other hand, chain actors’ supply chain governance choice significantly predicted efficiency, flexibility, and level of dairy losses at (p< 0.001) and level of integrations at (p< 0.05) in the dairy chains.

The supply chain management approach was found relevant in reducing the food losses and alleviating many other problems along the food chains.

Authors/Creators:Amentae, Tadesse Kenea
Title:Supply chain management approach to reduce food losses
Subtitle:empirical results of selected food commodities in Ethiopia
Series/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae (1652-6880)
Year of publishing :14 May 2018
Depositing date:14 May 2018
Number:2018:29
Number of Pages:92
Papers/manuscripts:
NumberReferences
ITadesse Kenea Amentae*, Girma Gebresenbet, David Ljungberg (2015). Characterizing Milk Supply and Marketing Chains and Losses in Wolmera and Ejere Districts of Ethiopia. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 823-843
IITadesse Kenea Amentae*, Efa Gobena Tura, Girma Gebresenbet, David Ljungberg (2016). Exploring value chain and post-harvest losses of Teff in Bacho and Dawo districts of central Ethiopia. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 7(1), 11-28
IIITadesse Kenea Amentae*, Tura Kaso Hamo, Girma Gebresenbet, David Ljungberg (2017). Exploring wheat value chain focusing on market performance, post-harvest loss, and supply chain management in Ethiopia: the case of Arsi to Finfinnee market chain. Journal of Agricultural Science, 9(8), 22-42
IVAshenafi Cheka Tufa*, Tadesse Kenea Amentae,Tesfaye Balemi Tufa, Girma Gebresenbet (2017). Assessment of Postharvest losses of Warqe Food Products in Central Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(9), 750-763
VAshenafi Cheka Tufa*, Tadesse Kenea Amentae,Tesfaye Balemi Tufa, Girma Gebresenbet (2016). Analysis of the Supply Chain and Logistics Practices of Warqe Food Products in Ethiopia. Journal of Food System Dynamics. 7(3), 213-228.
VITadesse Kenea Amentae*, Girma Gebresenbet, David Ljungberg. Examining the interface between supply chain governance structure choice and supply chain performance of dairy chains in Ethiopia. Submitted Manuscript
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:978-91-7760-198-2
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-7760-199-9
ISSN:1652-6880
Language:English
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E10 Agricultural economics and policies
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E21 Agro-industry
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E40 Cooperatives
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E70 Trade, marketing and distribution
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Other Agricultural Sciences not elsewhere specified
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Agrovoc terms:food supply chain, losses, milk, wheat, Eragrostis tef, Ensete ventricosum
Keywords:Dairy, Ethiopia, Governance, Losses, SCM, Teff, Value-chain, Warqe, Wheat
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4882
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4882
ID Code:15462
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: Tadesse Kenea Amentae
Deposited On:16 May 2018 13:33
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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