The sites for the trader surveys were market towns in which a good sample of maize traders existed

The sites for the trader surveys were market towns in which a good sample of maize traders existed. On the basis of flow of maize, four markets (Shahura, Atede Mariam, Dengelber and Zabza) were selected as the main maize marketing sites for the study area. Here sampling of traders was the very difficult task due to absence of recorded list of population of traders and the opportunistic behavior of the traders. Hence wholesalers, retailers, urban assemblers, and rural assemblers, were chosen purposively from specified markets. A total of 34 maize traders were selected for the purpose of the study, which were selected purposively to obtain information related to market channel. Among which, 8 wholesalers, 14 retailers, 7 rural assemblers, and 5 urban assemblers included in the trader survey. The interviews were carried