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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 3559-3572

Constraints Faced by the Stakeholders and Contract Sponsors of their Suggestions for Improvement in Contract Farming
Sahana1, D. Nanjappa2 and P. Arunkumar3*
1Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, UAHS,
Shivamogga 577225, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, UAS, Bengaluru, India
3ICAR – Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shivamogga, India
*Corresponding author

The contract farming amending APMC act in Karnataka and other states of India was aimed to increase the producers share and to enhance availability of quality agricultural produce to both domestic and overseas markets. The study was conducted in six districts of Karnataka state viz., Chikkaballapur, Tumkur, Davanagere, Haveri, Gadag and Bellary. These were purposively selected as the major areas under contract farming in the selected crops which were exist in these areas. Totally six crops were selected. The total sample size for the study was 240 farmers which included 40 respondents from each of the selected crop under four types of contract farming, selected for the study. The data from 240 respondents spread over six districts were collected through personal interview by the researcher. Untimely lifting of the produce, delay in settling of payment, non-availability of labour was the major constraints faced by the farmers practising contract farming in Tomato. Non-availability of labour and seasonal based farming were constraints mostly faced by the farmers in Marigold. Untimely lifting of produce and non-availability of loan in required time and amount was farmers faced constraint in cotton. Cultivate crops on small area (0.50 to 1 ac) as a major constraints faced by the Watermelon farmers. The major constraints faced by the firm in contract farming were in fixing contract price, influence of Climatic factors and High Labour requirement, mixing of low grade with higher grade/improper grading, Improper use of inputs, power cut leads to improper irrigation and poor quality maintenance which were considered as a major constraints by the contract sponsor in contract farming. The sponsor suggested that selling of the whole produce to the contracted firm, co-operation among the farming community and involvement of the family members in cultivation should be increased to make the present contract farming more effective and successful.

Keywords: Stakeholders, Contract farming, Constraints

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Sahana, S., D. Nanjappa and Arunkumar, P. 2018. Constraints Faced by the Stakeholders and Contract Sponsors of their Suggestions for Improvement in Contract Farming.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 3559-3572. doi:
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