An Insight into Value Chains of Green Gram in Bundelkhand Region of India
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Keywords:Value chain analysis, Green gram, Bundelkhand region, Pulses
The study was conducted during 2019-2021 to document the existing value chains of green gram in Bundelkhand region of India. The cost of production estimation showed the crop to be profitable for farmers (1:2.61 BC ratio), however, poor uptake (10.9%) of improved varieties among farmers was recorded. An array of value chain actors and their interlinkages were engaged in furthering green gram from producers to consumers through four prominent channels. In addition, a number if enabling factors were observed to support green gram production in the region. Results indicated that producers added the highest value to green gram (Rs. 2942.58/q to Rs. 3343.62/q), followed by processors (Rs. 1392.00/q to 2193.65/q) across all marketing channels. The processing component added the highest share (29.28 to 35.55%) in total marketing cost across all the channels. The share of producers in consumer rupee for split grains (63.14%) and whole grains (72.78%) was lowest in marketing channel 4 wherein maximum actors were involved. Policy interventions for the promotion of green gram producers for aggregation and trading functions need to be taken to draw a better share of the consumer rupee.
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