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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 1994-2009
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.230


Exploring the Entrepreneurial Environment for Agricultural Processors and developing Strategy to promote Value Addition via Alfares’ Method
Shruti1*, M. Singh2 and J.P. Sharma3
1ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan-173213, HP, India
2ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Dehradun-248195, UK, India
3ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out to identify the entrepreneurial environment for different processors like fruit (aonla, guava and mango), vegetable (tomato, potato and mushroom) and foodgrain (maize, wheat and soybean). The 15 processors from each commodity were randomly selected from purposively selected districts. It was found that the entrepreneurial environment was most promoting to soybean processor (614.71) followed by aonla processor (567.00). The driving force of soybean processor was highest for technical (119.4), infrastructure (118.33) and legal (117.23) dimensions however, for aonla processor, the financial 102.36) and socio-personal (101.43) dimensions were highest. The entrepreneurial environment was lowest for potato processor (135.51) due to least driving forces. In case of restraining forces, guava processor (546.35) ranked first and wheat processor (270.37) ranked lowest. It was found that the net return was more in processing unit compared to production unit in all the selected commodities. Thus, processing lead to realized more income and increased shelf life of produce. Therefore, strategy was devise to promote value addition among producer through experts’ opinion and using Alfares method. It was found that the effective information transfer (94.62) and institutional support (86.86) followed by linkage of processed products with market (83.28) can be beneficial.


Keywords: Entrepreneurial environment, processing unit, Strategy, Alfares method, Driving and restraining forces
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Shruti, M. Singh and Sharma, J.P. 2018. Exploring the Entrepreneurial Environment for Agricultural Processors and developing Strategy to promote Value Addition via Alfares’ MethodInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 1994-2009. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.230