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Researcher Babalal, Mulla Khushabu
Advisor Shinde, H. R.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Publisher Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies
Subject Keyword Grapes ♦ Agricultural Economics
Abstract The grape cultivation is considered as very remunerative fruit crop as compared with other fruit crops. It requires special skill and managerial ability besides its high capital requirement. Hence its cultivation has acquired a place of pride in the economy of Maharashtra. Marketing of grapes has become much delicate as it is based on and is being changed along with latest technology becoming available day by day in the marketing system. The present investigation was therefore, proposed to probe into the details of cultivation and marketing. Tasgaon and Palus tahsils from Sangli district were selected purposively, keeping in view the highest acreage and export of grapes to European Union (EU). In all 6 villages were selected. Out of them 3 villages from Tasgaon and 3 villages from Palus tahsil were selected. Twelve grape growers were selected randomly from each village out of which 6 growers followed Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and export their produce to European Union (EU) (Adopters) and 6 growers does not follow GAPs and sold their produce in domestic markets (non-adopters). Thus the total sample comprises of 72 grape growers and data were collected for the year 2011-12. The data were analysed by both simple tabular approach and functional analysis viz., CobbDouglas type of production function to arrive at meaningful conclusion. The study revealed that, the area and production of grapes has increased by 18501 hectares and 556934.33 metric tons during the periods of last 21 years. The per hectare establishment cost was more i.e. 415668.50 in case adopters followed by 3,58,402.48 in case of non-adopters. The main item causing difference in the cost was the cost of supporting structure. It was 33.21 and 35.12 per cent of the total cost of adopters and non-adopters respectively. The per hectare cost A was more i.e. 281487.00 in case of adopters than the nonadopters with 221656.35 contributing 48.39 and 53.91 per cent share in their respective total cost. The results of the estimated Cobb-Douglas production function showed that in adopters total human labour, manures, phosphorus, potassium and plant protection were variables influencing output whereas in non-adopters bullock labour, manure, nitrogen and plant protection variables were influencing the output of the grapes.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Publisher Place Maharashtra
Size (in Bytes) 2.18 MB
Page Count 155