Determinants for Performance of Ethiopian Horse Beans Export to Sudan: The Case of Metema-Gelabat Border
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ABSTRACT The Metema-Gelabat border horse beans export encountered a number of influencing factors that deter its performance. Among others inadequate capital, lack of experience on export trading, inadequate knowledge of exporters, lower quality standards of horse beans and inadequacy of export incentives and government support services are supposed to be critical. The major objective of this study was to identify and analyze to what extent those major determinants affect the performance of export of horse beans across the border. A binary logistic regression is employed using SPSS 15.0 software to examine the effects of the selected variables on the performance of export of horse beans. A sample of fifty exporters residing in Bahir Dar, Gondar and Metema towns have been taken from a total of 87 exporters in the three areas using simple random sampling technique as primary sources of information. The findings of the study implied that the amount of exporters’ capital, the quality of exportable horse beans and support services of the government were found to significantly affect performance of export. Whereas, knowledge and experience of exporters were found not to be as such influential factors to deter performance of horse beans export across the border.