Performance of micro and small foodpreneurs in Manipur during COVID-19 pandemic


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  • SUBHRA SAIKAT ROY
  • ANANTA SARKAR ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • H NARESH SINGH ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • S K SHARMA
  • M A ANSARI ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • K H RISHIKANTA SINGH ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • G KADIRVEL
  • PUNITHA P ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • PINTUBALA KSHETRI ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • T H SURCHANDRA SINGH ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • K TAMREIHAO ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • CHONGTHAM RAJIV
  • A KAJAL DEVI ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • TABITHA LANGHU ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • P LANGAMBA ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India
  • SHIV DATT ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur 795 004, India

https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i4.123968

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COVID-19 pandemic, Food processing, Foodpreneurs, SMEs, Manipur

Abstract

To critically assess the performance of micro and small foodpreneurs during COVID-19 pandemic in Manipur state of India, an online survey was conducted during the year 2020. The survey data was subjected to non-parametric statistical analysis using PROC NPAR1WAY and Dwass, Steel, Critchlow-Fligner multiple comparison analysis. The findings suggested that during COVID-19 pandemic, the micro and small foodpreneurs faced multifaceted challenges with respect to the number of employees, working hours, supply of raw material, selling mode, production, sale, turnover and the extent of loss, etc. The performance of different categories of foodpreneurs was compared based on the change in various performance indicators between pre-pandemic and pandemic period. The study also highlights the major problems faced by the foodpreneurs and remedial measures. This is the first report on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on foodpreneurs from North East India.

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2022-05-17

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2022-05-18

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SAIKAT ROY, S. ., SARKAR, A. ., SINGH, H. N. ., SHARMA, S. K. ., ANSARI, M. A. ., SINGH, K. H. R. ., KADIRVEL, G. ., P, P. ., KSHETRI, P. ., SINGH, T. H. S. ., TAMREIHAO, K. ., RAJIV, C. ., DEVI, A. K. ., LANGHU, T. ., LANGAMBA, P. ., & DATT, S. . (2022). Performance of micro and small foodpreneurs in Manipur during COVID-19 pandemic. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 92(4), 469-473. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v92i4.123968
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