Postrainy Season Sorghum Marketing in India: Constraints and Opportunities

Rao, P P and Basavaraj, G and Pokharkar, V G and More, S (2011) Postrainy Season Sorghum Marketing in India: Constraints and Opportunities. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh India.

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Indian agricultural marketing systems function relatively well although a number of critical issues impinge on their efficient functioning. For example, markets in the hinterland are generally thin, localized and segmented - smallholders dominate the agricultural system and this leads to low marketed surplus. The process of price discovery is often non-transparent; markets are ‘multi-level’ with many intermediaries, leading to high transaction/marketing costs, so, to sell their produce, farmers are dependent on intermediaries to avail of credit facilities in interlinked markets (credit/ input and output markets). Lack of grading and storage facilities and lack of information on market intelligence....

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 10:08
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2013 10:08
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6423
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