Marketing of Rainy- and Postrainy-season Sorghum in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra uri icon


  • Thi s study, an inves t igat ion i n t o the ma r k e t i n g systems for sorghum grain and s tover i n the states ofAn d h r a Pradesh, Maharasht ra, and Karnataka, aims at descr ibing the cur r ent ma rke t systems and pa r t lyassesses t h e i r pe r formanc e . I t needs t o be v i ewe d i n the cont ext of othe r component s wh i c h addresssorghum p r o d u c t i o n , c o n s ump t i o n and indus t r i a l u t i l i z a t i o n . Th e s tudy i s spl i t into" three sections.Wh i l e the f i r s t sect ion gives an idea of the v o l ume of ma r k e t e d grain, and provides an ove rvi ew of theactual f lows , buyer s , sellers and end-uses of sorghum grain t r ade d i n key di s t r i c t s i n these states, thesecond sect ion provides an indi c a t ion of the producer ' s share i n the sorghum consumer ' s rupee anddiscusses h o w t h e large projected increases i n indus t r i a l d ema n d for rainy-season sorghum may affectthe ma r k e t i n g sys tem. Th e final section draws together the key conclusions f r om the study.© 1999 by the Internat ional Crops Research Ins t i tut e for the S emi -Ar i d Tropics ( ICRI SAT) .Al l rights reserved. Except for quotat ions of short passages for the purposes of c r i t i c i sm and review, nopart of thi s publ i c a t ion may be reproduced, s tored in retrieval systems, or t r ansmi t t ed, in any f o r m or byany means, elect ronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwi se, wi t h o u t pr ior permission ofICRISAT. I t is hope d that this copyr ight declarat ion wi l l not dimini s h the bona fide use o f its researchfindings in agr icul tural research and deve lopment in or for the t ropics .Th e designations emp l o y e d and the presentat ion of the mater ial i n thi s publ i c a t ion do not imp l y theexpression of any opinion of the mater ial i n this publ icat ion whatsoever on the part of ICRI SAT concerningthe legal status of any country, t e r r i tory, city, or area, or of its author i t ies , or concerning the d e l imi t a t i o nof its f ront ier s or boundaries. Wh e r e t rade names are used this does not cons t i tut e endor sement of ordi s c r imina t ion against any produc t by the Ins t i tut e .This publication is an output f rom a research project funded by the Uni t e d KingdomDepar tment for International Development (DF ID) for the benefit of developing countries.The views expressed are not necessarily those of D F I D (R 6687: Crop Post-HarvestProgramme)

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  • 1999