Factors affecting the productivity of coffee in Gulmi and Arghakhanchi districts of Nepal

  • Chandan Bhattarai Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3769-2413
  • Dija Bhandari Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Subash Bhandari Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Keshav Bhusal Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Bishal Khatri Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Arvind Srivastava Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Bidya Kiran Sapkota Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
Keywords: Coffee productivity, multistage sampling, OLS regression model

Abstract

Coffee is one of the major potential cash crops with lucrative export value grown in mid-hills of Nepal. Nepalese coffee production has suffered long by low productivity. Research was conducted from February to May, 2019 to analyze the factors affecting the productivity of coffee in Arghakhanchi and Gulmi districts of Nepal. These two districts were, purposively selected for this study taking account of comparative advantage and past studies recommendations for coffee sector. Altogether, 100 coffee growing households 50 from each, Arghakhanchi and Gulmi, were sampled by using multistage sampling technique. A pre-tested semi-structured interview schedule was used to collect the primary information while secondary information was collected reviewing the relevant publications. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression model was used to determine the factors affecting the productivity of coffee. The study revealed that the number of active family members involved in coffee production (0.000), adoption of income diversification through intercropping (0.005), training (0.072) and technical assistance (0.021) had positive and significant effect on coffee productivity. Encouraging the household to have coffee production as their primary occupation, providing technical assistance on rational land utilization and intercropping and strengthening the skill and knowledge of farmers through trainings could significantly support in increasing the productivity of coffee.

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2020-01-02
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Bhattarai, C., Bhandari, D., Bhandari, S., Bhusal, K., Khatri, B., Srivastava, A., & Sapkota, B. (2020). Factors affecting the productivity of coffee in Gulmi and Arghakhanchi districts of Nepal. Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 3(1), 51-60. https://doi.org/10.3126/janr.v3i1.27017
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