Postrainy Season Sorghum Marketing in India: Constraints and Opportunities uri icon

abstract

  • Indian agricultural marketing systems function relativelywell although a number of critical issues impinge ontheir efficient functioning. For example, markets in thehinterland are generally thin, localized and segmented- smallholders dominate the agricultural system and thisleads to low marketed surplus.The process of price discovery is often non-transparent;markets are ?multi-level? with many intermediaries,leading to high transaction/marketing costs, so, to selltheir produce, farmers are dependent on intermediariesto avail of credit facilities in interlinked markets (credit/input and output markets). Lack of grading and storagefacilities and lack of information on market intelligence

publication date

  • 2011