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Economic Analysis of Post-harvest Losses in Marketing of Vegetables in Uttarakhand

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  • Sharma, Gaurav
  • Singh, S.P.

The study has examined the nature and extent of post-harvest losses in vegetable supply chain in the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand. Multistage cluster sampling has been used for selection of 80 vegetable growers, 40 farmers from the hilly region and 40 farmers from the bhabhar region. The sample has also included 25 market functionaries. Twelve major vegetables have been selected for the study. The maximum aggregate post-harvest losses have been found in tomato, followed by potato, brinjal, chilly, French bean and pea. The study has suggested that establishment of producer co-operatives to handle various activities relating to production and marketing of vegetables would help in reducing post-harvest losses.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) in its journal Agricultural Economics Research Review.

Volume (Year): 24 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:119384
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  1. Kumar, D. Kishor & Basavaraja, H. & Mahajanshetti, S.B., 2006. "An Economic Analysis of Post-Harvest Losses in Vegetables in Karnataka," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol. 61(1).
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