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Production and marketing of rice in Naghlebhare, Kathmandu; An economic analysis.
Bidya Kiran Sapkota, Jay Prakash Dutta, Tilak Raj Chaulagain, Sanjiv Subedi

Last modified: 2017-08-30

Abstract


Research was conducted in July, 2017 to assess the economics of production and marketing of rice in Naghlebhare rice block, Kathmandu. Pre-tested Interview schedule, Focal Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informant Survey (KIS) were used to collect the primary information from the respondents, while secondary information were collected by reviewing different relevant publications. Respondents were of two categories, namely, farmers and traders. Altogether 60 samples were taken by simple random sampling for the purpose of the study. The statistical tools, MS- excel and SPPS were used for data analysis. About 78 percent of the rice growing farmers in Naghlebhare have their major occupation agriculture. The average rice cultivated land was found to be 6.7 ropani. Nearly 90% of the farmers buy inputs (seed and fertilizers) from cooperatives. The average gross margin per ropani from rice production was found to be Rs. 3336.72; B:C ratio was estimated to be 1.94. In addition, four marketing channels were identified; price spread and producer’s share were found to be ranging from 0 to Rs.7.2 and 85.6 % to 100% respectively. Furthermore, indexing identified and ranked, lack of availability of fertilizers in required quantity and time (I = 0.88) and lack of proper coordination between producers, market players and government agencies (I = 0.86) as the major problem associated with the production and marketing of rice in Naghlebhare respectively. This research explored the costs and benefits of rice production, market economics and major problems in rice production and marketing in Naghlebhare rice block, Kathmandu.

 


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