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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1594-1598
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.181


Harnessing the Export Opportunities in Pomegranate to Enhance the Income of the Growers
B.N. Anaida, K.P. Raghuprasad, Tanweer Ahmed* and B.N. Mrunalini
Department of Agricultural Extension, GKVK, UAS, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pomegranate is a high value crop having great economic importance. Apart from its demand for fresh fruits and juice, the processed products like wine and candy are also gaining importance in world trade. Demand in the international market has widened the scope for earning higher dividends from this crop. Consequently production is expected to increase by ten folds in recent years. Bagalkot is one of the major pomegranate growing districts of Karnataka where the variety Bhagwa is cultivated extensively which is well suitable for export purpose. In order to get more export opportunities in pomegranate, farmers need to have required knowledge about export quality parameters. Hence a study was conducted to analyse the knowledge level of pomegranate growers about quality parameters of pomegranate for export. Ex post facto research design was used for the study. Data was collected using structured interview schedule Results showed that among different pomegranate export parameters, 86.67 % of the respondents were aware about fruit weight, fruit size (85.00 %), fruit shape (81.67 %) and fruit colour (80.00 %). Further results revealed that 61.67 % of respondents were not aware of mealy bug infestation, 53.33 per cent of them did not have knowledge about thrips damage, 50.00 per cent had no knowledge of chemical residue and (46.67 %) were unaware of fruit flavour. The above results clearly indicate that majority of the farmers know about important physical parameters like fruit shape, fruit size, fruit colour and not aware about other parameters which determining export value. Regarding over all knowledge of pomegranate growers about export quality parameters, 38.33 per cent of them having medium knowledge followed by high knowledge (36.67 %) and low knowledge (25 %) respectively. Hence there is a need to create awareness among pomegranate growers regarding these aspects so that the farmers know about export quality parameters which enable them to export more quantity so that they can harness available export opportunity and these by increase their income level.


Keywords: Knowledge, Pomegranate, Export parameters
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Anaida, B.N., K.P. Raghuprasad, Tanweer Ahmed and Mrunalini, B.N. 2018. Harnessing the Export Opportunities in Pomegranate to Enhance the Income of the Growers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1594-1598. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.181