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Sustainable Farmers’ Participation and Agricultural Marketing System: A Case Study of Uttar Pradesh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 253-259
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-071
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Shekhar1and Surendra Meher2
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1Senior Research Fellow and 2Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226025
Corresponding author’s email: shekhargautam2017@gmial.com

ABSTRACT
The present study evaluated the farmer’s participation in the agricultural market in terms of infrastructure, services and other amenities with the help of field survey in four mandis of Uttar Pradesh in 2017. The results revealed that participation of small and marginal farmers in general and households’ belonging to the bottom of social class, in particular, was low. The basic infrastructure in the mandis, as well as information services especially awareness in general, is poor, except in better graded mandis. The improvement in the above mentioned services were needed so that it could attract farmers from all sections irrespective of their social class and landholding size. This would help marginalized farmers to improve their income on a sustainable basis.

Keywords
Agricultural marketing, farmers’ participation, social group.

JEL Codes
Q10, Q13, Q19.

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