Marketing of Rainy- and Postrainy-season Sorghum in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra

Marsland, N and Rao, P P (1999) Marketing of Rainy- and Postrainy-season Sorghum in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra. Manual. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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Thi s study, an inves t igat ion i n t o the ma r k e t i n g systems for sorghum grain and s tover i n the states of An d h r a Pradesh, Maharasht ra, and Karnataka, aims at descr ibing the cur r ent ma rke t systems and pa r t ly assesses t h e i r pe r formanc e . I t needs t o be v i ewe d i n the cont ext of othe r component s wh i c h address sorghum p r o d u c t i o n , c o n s ump t i o n and indus t r i a l u t i l i z a t i o n . Th e s tudy i s spl i t into" three sections. Wh i l e the f i r s t sect ion gives an idea of the v o l ume of ma r k e t e d grain, and provides an ove rvi ew of the actual f lows , buyer s , sellers and end-uses of sorghum grain t r ade d i n key di s t r i c t s i n these states, the second sect ion provides an indi c a t ion of the producer ' s share i n the sorghum consumer ' s rupee and discusses h o w t h e large projected increases i n indus t r i a l d ema n d for rainy-season sorghum may affect the ma r k e t i n g sys tem. Th e final section draws together the key conclusions f r om the study. © 1999 by the Internat ional Crops Research Ins t i tut e for the S emi -Ar i d Tropics ( ICRI SAT) . Al l rights reserved. Except for quotat ions of short passages for the purposes of c r i t i c i sm and review, no part of thi s publ i c a t ion may be reproduced, s tored in retrieval systems, or t r ansmi t t ed, in any f o r m or by any means, elect ronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwi se, wi t h o u t pr ior permission of ICRISAT. I t is hope d that this copyr ight declarat ion wi l l not dimini s h the bona fide use o f its research findings in agr icul tural research and deve lopment in or for the t ropics . Th e designations emp l o y e d and the presentat ion of the mater ial i n thi s publ i c a t ion do not imp l y the expression of any opinion of the mater ial i n this publ icat ion whatsoever on the part of ICRI SAT concerning the legal status of any country, t e r r i tory, city, or area, or of its author i t ies , or concerning the d e l imi t a t i o n of its f ront ier s or boundaries. Wh e r e t rade names are used this does not cons t i tut e endor sement of or di s c r imina t ion against any produc t by the Ins t i tut e . This publication is an output f rom a research project funded by the Uni t e d Kingdom Depar tment for International Development (DF ID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of D F I D [R 6687: Crop Post-Harvest Programme].

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 05:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 05:25
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