Tissue Culture of Banana

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A COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF TISSUE CULTURE BANANA PRODUCTION IN KARNATAKA

Thesis submitted to the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of

MASTER OF SCIENCE (AGRICULTURE)

In

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

By HANUMANTHARAYA M.R

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, DHARWAD UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, DHARWAD – 580 005

JULY, 2007

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DHARWAD JULY, 2007 Approved by: Chairman : Members : 1. 2.

(M. G. KERUTAGI) MAJOR ADVISOR (M. G. KERUTAGI)

(B. L. PATIL) (BASAVARAJ B. BANAKAR)

3.

(KANAMADI)

CONTENTS

Sl. No. CERTIFICATE

Chapter Particulars

Page No. iii iv viii ix x 1 3 3 4 5 5 8 10 14 17 17 19 20 20 24 28 28 29 34 35 36

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF APPENDICES 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Specific objectives 1.2 Presentation of the study 1.3 Limitations of the study 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE 2.1 Costs and returns in production of banana 2.2 Resource use efficiency in banana production 2.3 Marketing channels and marketing costs 2.4 Problems in production and marketing of banana 3. METHODOLOGY 3.1 Description of the study area 3.2 Sampling procedure 3.3 Nature and sources of data 3.4 Analytical tools and techniques employed 3.5 Definition of terms and concepts used 4. RESULTS 4.1 General characteristics of sample farmers 4.2 Costs and returns in banana production 4.3 Resource use efficiency in banana production 4.4 Marketing channels and marketing costs 4.5 Problems in production and marketing of banana

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DISCUSSION 5.1 General characteristics of sample farmers 5.2 Costs and returns in sucker propagated and tissue culture banana production 5.3 Resource use efficiency in sucker propagated and tissue culture banana production

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5.4 Marketing channels and marketing costs of banana 5.5 Problems in production and marketing of banana 6. SUMMARY AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS REFERENCES

LIST OF TABLES
Table No. 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Title Land use pattern in the study area during 2004-05 Cropping pattern in sample taluks in the study area during 2004-05 Taluk wise area under banana in the year 2004-05 General characteristics of the sample farmers in the study area. Labour use pattern in banana production in Crop-I Labour use pattern in banana production in Crop-II Physical input use and yield pattern in banana production Cost of production of banana Yield pattern in banana production. Return structure in banana production Cobb-Douglass production function estimates and MVP to MFC ratios in sucker banana production Cobb-Douglass production function estimates and MVP to MFC ratios in tissue culture banana production Page No.

4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13

Technical, allocative and economic efficiencies in banana Marketing costs incurred by the producer seller Production problems of banana growers in the study area. Marketing and financial problems of banana growers in the study area.

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Title Bullock use pattern in sucker and tissue culture banana in crop-I Labour use pattern in sucker and tissue culture banana in crop-I Human labour use pattern in sucker and tissue culture banana in crop-I Human labour pattrn in sucker and tissue culture banana in crop-II Total costs, total returns and net returns in sucker and tissue culture banana (crop-I) Total costs, total returns and net returns in sucker and tissue culture banana (crop-II) Page No.

LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix No. I. IIa. IIb. Interview schedule Recommendations for tissue culture productions (Varity Grand Naine) banana Title Page No.

Recommendations for sucker propagated banana productions (Poovan/Sugandhi)

1. INTRODUCTION
India has been a predominantly an agrarian economy since time immemorial. The developmental efforts over the last few decades have been doubtlessly strengthened our industrial...
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