A Survey on Marketing Potential of Maize Seed Production in the Western Hill of Nepal

Authors

  • KR Joshi Agriculture Research Station-NARC, Lumle

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/narj.v7i0.1873

Keywords:

Commercial enterprises, community seed production, employment, income generating, marketing potential

Abstract

A Marketing Rural Rapid Appraisal Survey (MRRA) was conducted from 12-16 June 2002 in
Bhakimli (1725 masl), Myagdi district. Two factors namely gender (male and female) and wealth
category rich, medium and poor were considered in accessible area of Bhakimli. Semi-structured
questionnaires and checklist were used to collect information on maize seed production, marketing
opportunities and marketing system for producers, traders and consumers. The objectives of the
study were to understand existing maize seed production, demand and supply; to identify the
problems associated with the seed marketing system and policy options for sustainable maize seed
production. Farmers groups in Bhakimli were involved in maize seed production and management
of marketing. Successful seed production for long-term would ensure a continuous supply of open
pollinated variety (OPV) seed in farmers' level. Seed production as a new commercial enterprise
created employment opportunities as well as income generating in the Western hills of Nepal.

Keywords: Commercial enterprises; community seed production; employment; income generating;
marketing potential

DOI: 10.3126/narj.v7i0.1873

Nepal Agriculture Research Journal
Vol.7 2006 pp.82-87

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Published

2009-05-22

How to Cite

Joshi, K. (2009). A Survey on Marketing Potential of Maize Seed Production in the Western Hill of Nepal. Nepal Agriculture Research Journal, 7, 82–87. https://doi.org/10.3126/narj.v7i0.1873

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Socio-Economics