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An Investigation on Post-harvest Losses in Marketing of Vegetables in Gujarat

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 1, 2020, 142-146
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/19128
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
NAAS Score: 4.82
UGC Approved: UGC Care List Group II

Gaurav Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, N M College of Agriculture
Navsari Agriculture University, Navsari-396445 (Gujarat)
Email: gaurav30688@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The present investigation examined the extent and degree of post-harvest losses in the vegetable supply chain network in Tapi district of Gujarat. Multistage cluster sampling was used for the selection of 80 vegetable growers and 25 market functionaries. Eight significant vegetables were chosen for the investigation. The most extreme post-harvest losses were found in tomato followed by brinjal, okra, cowpea, guar (cluster bean), chilly and sponge gourd. The study proposed training the vegetable cultivators on logical post-harvest techniques to sustain vegetable production on a beneficial basis.

Keywords
Marketing, post-harvest losses, retailer, supply chain, wholesaler.
JEL Codes Q12, Q13, Q18.

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