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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Economic analysis of commercial banana cultivation and supply chain analysis in Chitwan, Nepal

Author(s):

S Ghimire, B Koirala, S Devkota and G Basnet

Abstract:
This survey was conducted to assess the economics of commercial banana cultivation and to study the supply chain in the eastern Chitwan in 2018. The study was conducted in Ratnanagar and Khaireni municipalities. A household survey of 100 banana growers which includes 50 from each municipality and of total 20 traders were interviewed for collection of primary data. Data obtained from semi-structured questionnaire were subjected to descriptive analysis. The result showed that, the cost of banana cultivation per hectare was NRs 455857.80 and average profit to be NRs 197853.23 per hectare. The average benefit cross ratio was 1.50. Cobb-Douglas production function analysis showed that labor cost, machinery expenses, contributed significantly to gross income of banana at 1% level of significance. Organic manures and fertilizers costs contributed significantly to gross income of banana at 5% level of significance. Producers-Collectors-Wholesalers-Retailers-Vendors-Consumers supply chain was the prevailing supply chain in the study area. Most of the respondents perceived that the disease and pest infestation and fluctuation in price were major problems.

Pages: 190-195  |  3762 Views  2614 Downloads

How to cite this article:
S Ghimire, B Koirala, S Devkota and G Basnet. Economic analysis of commercial banana cultivation and supply chain analysis in Chitwan, Nepal. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):190-195.

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