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Constraints of Milk Production: A Study on Cooperative and Non-cooperative Dairy Farms in West Bengal


  • Sarker, Debnarayan
  • Ghosh, Bikash Kumar


The constraints that cooperative and non-cooperative dairy farms face in expanding milk production have been reported based on a field study on some cooperative and non-cooperative dairy farms in the state of West Bengal. The study has shown that non-cooperative farms face major constraints and high severity compared with cooperative farms in expanding milk production. Also important is that most of the severe or more severe constraints are infrastructural in nature. The study has suggested that for expanding milk production, the expansion of cooperative dairy farms other than non-cooperative dairy farms may overcome most of these difficulties.

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  • Sarker, Debnarayan & Ghosh, Bikash Kumar, 2010. "Constraints of Milk Production: A Study on Cooperative and Non-cooperative Dairy Farms in West Bengal," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 23(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:96956

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