Production and Marketing of Agricultural Crops in Rural Areas of Madhya Pradesh

Rajendra K. Nagesh


The production and marketing of agricultural crops play an important role of developing countries. It is also accelerating the pace of economic development. It is not only an economic link between the producers and consumers; it maintains a balance between demand and supply. The study examined the production and marketing of agricultural crops through rural markets and the price structure of different crops in rural markets of the Hoshangaabad District. It also highlighted the composition and structure of sellers and traders engaged in the marketing process. Local rural markets are the best option for the marginal and small farmers to dispose of their perishable surplus to get quick returns. Due to the lack of good infrastructural facilities in the study area, most of the farmers prefer local rural markets instead of going to the specialized markets or near-by town area. The average price of the individual crops also varies from market to market due to the various socio-spatial factors. The average participation of crop producer sellers have been recorded high due to the main Mandi is well connected to rural areas, private warehouse available, selling in Madhya Pradesh co-operative society where every 20 km radius in the study area.

Keywords: Production, Marketing, Agricultural crops, Rural markets

DOI: 10.7176/JMCR/68-03

Publication date:May 31st 2020

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