Biology and Life Sciences

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Volume: 131  ,  Issue: 1 , August    Published Date: 26 August 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 66  ,  Download: 38 , Pages: 253 - 264    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001311820235374


# Author Name
1 Adanech Jarso
2 Endalkachew Lelisa


Coffee is one of perennial mild stimulant tropical cash crop, indigenous to Ethiopia which belongs to genus Coffea, in family Rubiaceae. It is widely used as beverage and has stimulating effect derived from the alkaloid caffeine .Coffee is the major cash crop of the Zone, which is produced in the eight woredas namely,Bulehora. Abaya, Kerch, Galana, Malka Sodda, Dugda Dawa, B/Konjowa, H/Wamana which serves as a major means of cash income for the livelihood of coffee farming families (GZARDO, 2019). A number of scholars have been conducted a biological and agricultural aspects of Coffee as well as ethnographical and historical research about the people of Guji (Dejene, 2009).  However, there is no sufficient document on status of production, quality and marketing of coffee in the study areas so, objective of the study is(1) to reconstruct the change and continuities of coffee production quality and marketing of study area. (2) to assess the production, quality and marketing of coffee. (3) to identify the role of coffee as a medium of inter–ethnic interactionin the study are ,(4) to assess whether coffee farmers were benefited from coffee or not. This study was carried out at weast Guji zone South eastern Ethiopia. eight purposively selected kebeles of two Districts (Bule Hora and  Qarca  ) in west Guji zone were identified. A total of 80 informants were interviewed using Semi-structured interview field observation and guided field walk. Secondary data was gathered from published and unpublished data sources like Articles, Books, reports and some other sources. The data were analyzed by using computer software SPSS v 16.0 as well as Excel 2010 spread sheet. The descriptive statistics shows production and marketing of coffee on the study area increases from time to time and the role of coffee production on inter-ethnic interaction is also high which is important for exchanging of different culture and work habit. But the benefit of farmer from coffee production on study area is low which is may cause reduction on production of coffee in the future. so to solve this problem government should have to give attention to the growers to direct participate on market of their product and benefited from coffee production.