The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe

This study seeks to establish the impact of disaster risks on economic performance of seed cotton supply chains in Chiredzi district of Zimbabwe. Reliable primary data were collected through structured questionnaires which were personally administered to cotton farmers by these researchers. In-depth...

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Main Authors: Felix Chari, Bethuel Sibongiseni Ngcamu
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Taylor & Francis Group 2019-01-01
Series:Cogent Social Sciences
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Online Access:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2019.1625742
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spelling doaj-b555fbc41d7947d28eb491dcbd4098b52021-05-13T09:30:30ZengTaylor & Francis GroupCogent Social Sciences2331-18862019-01-015110.1080/23311886.2019.16257421625742The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, ZimbabweFelix Chari0Bethuel Sibongiseni Ngcamu1Bindura University of Science EducationDurban University of TechnologyThis study seeks to establish the impact of disaster risks on economic performance of seed cotton supply chains in Chiredzi district of Zimbabwe. Reliable primary data were collected through structured questionnaires which were personally administered to cotton farmers by these researchers. In-depth interviews were also conducted with cotton merchants to buttress the results of the structured questionnaires. Given the ordered nature of the dependent variable, economic sustainability, the study employs ordinary least and ordered regression models which check for robustness. Findings indicate that disaster risks have a significant influence on economic unsustainability of seed cotton supply chains in Zimbabwe. Results of conducted interviews show that disaster risks have negatively affected the quality of cotton and cotton products. In addition, thousands of workers lost their jobs and resulted in some cotton supply chain players winding up their businesses.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2019.1625742economic sustainabilitycottondisaster riskssupply chainszimbabwe
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The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
Cogent Social Sciences
economic sustainability
cotton
disaster risks
supply chains
zimbabwe
author_facet Felix Chari
Bethuel Sibongiseni Ngcamu
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title The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
title_short The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
title_full The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
title_fullStr The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
title_full_unstemmed The impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: Evidence from Chiredzi District, Zimbabwe
title_sort impact of disaster risks on economic sustainability of cotton supply chains: evidence from chiredzi district, zimbabwe
publisher Taylor & Francis Group
series Cogent Social Sciences
issn 2331-1886
publishDate 2019-01-01
description This study seeks to establish the impact of disaster risks on economic performance of seed cotton supply chains in Chiredzi district of Zimbabwe. Reliable primary data were collected through structured questionnaires which were personally administered to cotton farmers by these researchers. In-depth interviews were also conducted with cotton merchants to buttress the results of the structured questionnaires. Given the ordered nature of the dependent variable, economic sustainability, the study employs ordinary least and ordered regression models which check for robustness. Findings indicate that disaster risks have a significant influence on economic unsustainability of seed cotton supply chains in Zimbabwe. Results of conducted interviews show that disaster risks have negatively affected the quality of cotton and cotton products. In addition, thousands of workers lost their jobs and resulted in some cotton supply chain players winding up their businesses.
topic economic sustainability
cotton
disaster risks
supply chains
zimbabwe
url http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2019.1625742
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