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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Risks and its management strategies in small onion in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu

Author(s):

R Parimalarangan, S Gurunathan and D Periyar Ramasamy

Abstract:
The main purpose of this study is to provide sufficient understanding on various sources of risks associated with production and marketing of small onion in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu. Sample farmers were randomly selected for this study. Well structured interview schedule were prepared to conduct the survey. Results of study showed that when the farmers stored the produce for more than 3 months, the storage loss was higher which accounted for 36 per cent of their produce. Majority of the farmers expressed that higher post harvest losses was major source of risk which accounted for 94.29 per cent followed by damage by pest and disease accounted for 82.86 per cent. Majority of the farmers expressed that perishability of the produce was the major source of risk which accounted for 94.29 per cent followed by low price for the produce accounted for 91.43 per cent of the respondents. Risk management strategies were adopted by the sample farmers to mitigate the risks in production and marketing of small onion.

Pages: 173-176  |  1883 Views  773 Downloads

How to cite this article:
R Parimalarangan, S Gurunathan and D Periyar Ramasamy. Risks and its management strategies in small onion in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):173-176.

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