Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (MS)
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Second Committee Member
market participation by milk producers;market participation in Kyrgyzstan;milk producers in Kyrgyzstan
This study explores the key factors that drive milk producers to enter the milk market as sellers in Kyrgyzstan. The study utilizes the Life in Kyrgyzstan dataset, a nationally representative survey that tracks 3,000 households and 8,000 individuals throughout Kyrgyzstan. The results were analyzed with two different models: Heckman’s two-stage and the double hurdle models. The results show that regional location, ethnic group origin, risk awareness, dependency ratio, vehicle ownership, total value of assets, distance to agro market, and family shock occurrence significantly impact both market participation and the volume of milk sales. The findings hold great significance in establishing effective interventions that empower rural smallholder farmers in Kyrgyzstan and neighboring countries to engage in the market actively.
Nurullaev, A. (2023). Determinants of Market Participation among Milk Producers in Kyrgyzstan. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4824