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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1349-1355
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.161


Production and Marketing Challenges of Potato Cultivation in Haryana, India
Ashu1, Dalip Kumar Bishnoi1, Jitender Kumar Bhatia1, Baskaur2 and O.P. Sheoran3
1Department of Agricultural Economics, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India
2Department of Sociology, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India
3Department of Math, Stat and Physics, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India
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Abstract:

The study revealed that high susceptibility towards insect-pests and disease such as aphid insect, black spot and bacterial blight disease were observed most common and major production problems for both contract (73.33%) and non-contract farmers (77.78%); however, less number of contact farmers were facing these problems. This was mainly due to a proper guidance about the various cultivation and management practices provided by the parent company field executive officers (FEO) during the potato seed production. Whereas cut weight of produce (53.3 %) rejection of produce (37.78 %) in case of contract farmers, lower price of produce (75.56 %), high marketing cost (71.11 %), lack of proper marketing facilities (57.78 %), high storage charges (51.11%) in case of non-contract farmers, lack of credit facilities both in contract (40 %) as well as non-contract farmers (51.11 %) were observed marketing related problems in the study area. In nutshell, the potato seed production was found to be profitable with the adoption of contract farming due to the remunerative price as well as proper guidance about the various cultivation and management practices provided by the parent companies’ field executive officers (FEO) during the potato seed production which reduced yield and price uncertainty. Therefore, use of contract farming needs to be expanded among all the potato seed growers.


Keywords: Contract farming, Predetermined prices, Price stability and firms
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Ashu, Dalip Kumar Bishnoi, Jitender Kumar Bhatia, Baskaur and Sheoran, O.P. 2018. Production and Marketing Challenges of Potato Cultivation in Haryana, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1349-1355. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.161