Perceptions and determinants of floriculture industry expansion on local communities in peri-urban area of Bishoftu Town, Ethiopia
Keywords:Bishoftu, Ethiopia, Floriculture industry, local communities
Floriculture sector began in Ethiopia in recent times. Although it has magnified economic benefit to the country, the social and environmental implication of the sector was not given due attention. The main objective of this study was to explore the perceptions and determinants of floriculture expansion in peri-urban areas of Bishoftu town. Data were collected from 80 employees working in two sample floriculture farm (Dugda and Spirit) and 120 household from two surrounding kebele administrations. Analysis is done using descriptive statistics and binary logistics model. The result of binary logistic regression revealed age of the respondents; educational status, marital status and family size of the respondents’ were significant factors (p<0.05) affecting perception of wage level in floriculture, while the remaining independent variables were found to be statistically insignificant to perception of wage level for the floriculture investment workers.
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