International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C (2017)
A study of coconut cultivation and marketing in Ambajipeta Taluk, East Godavari district A.P
J Nehru Naik and Dr. G Nagaraja
India is an agricultural country and one third of population depends on the agricultural sector directly or indirectly. Agricultural remains as the main stray of the Indian economy since times immemorial. The coconut crop has a significant impact on social and cultural impact on the coconut cultivators. Marketability and price established for coconut and it by products determines the economic condition of farmers. Andhra Pradesh holds foremost share in coconut area and production after the state of Kerala. Coconut cultivation is considered to one of the major livelihoods which support 60% farmers in the state. The coconut is not only significant in socio cultural needs of our society, but also has gained considerable importance in the national economy as a potential source of rural employment and income generation among the planation crops. The increasing trend of coconut production has brought new challenges in terms of finding market for the surplus. There is also a need to respond to the challenges and opportunities, that the global markets offer in the liberalized trade regime. During past two decades the coconut planation crop has received ample research and development attention in the country and as a result of these consorted efforts is well exhibited in terms of increase in area of production and productivity of coconut in the country. A concerned effort from all stakeholders in the development of coconut cultivation is vital for inducing a sustainable progress in the sector. The present study has brought out the profitability involved in the cultivation and economic aspects of coconut. The present study has brought out the profitability involved in the cultivation and economic aspects of coconut. This study may be useful to make appropriate decision for mitigating the problems faced by coconut growers.
How to cite this article:
J Nehru Naik and Dr. G Nagaraja. A study of coconut cultivation and marketing in Ambajipeta Taluk, East Godavari district A.P. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(1): 160-168.