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Determinants of post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables in Karnataka

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D.H. Mitrannavar and R.A. Yeledhalli

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 179) Last page : ( 184)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00021.4

Determinants of Post-harvest Losses of Fruits and Vegetables in Karnataka

Mitrannavar D.H.*, Yeledhalli R.A.
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka

*Corresponding author’s email: mitrudh@gmail.com

JEL Codes: C81, Q01, Q18, Q19

Online published on 5 February, 2016.

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The study revealed that majority of the respondents found in fruits. 150 sample was selected randomly. The step down regression analysis showed that the factors like production per ha, adverse weather conditions, inadequate storage facilities, inadequate transportation facilities and type of family exerted a significant and positive influence on post harvest losses. In case of vegetables, the fitted regression equation showed that the variation in the variables included in the regression equation explained nearly 80 per cent variation in post harvest losses atfarm level. In case of fruits, special mandies were seen highest in Kolar and Tumkur district. In case of vegetables, special mandies were seen highest in Kolar and Hassan districts.