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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2001 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 524-528
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.524.528
 
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Vegetable Seed Marketing System in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh

S. K. Ray, S. A. Sabur and M. Kamruzzaman

Abstract:
The study was undertaken to investigate the marketing of vegetable seed in private sector as well as public sector in five selected areas of Bangladesh. Besides for traders` survey apart from above mentioned areas Mymensingh town and Dhaka city were selected. Three types of respondents, such as vegetable growers, seed traders and seed importers/producers were interviewed with the help of pretested questionnaire during January to April, 1998. 50% of the seeds used were either retained by farmers from previous seasons or purchased from other farmers. Traders handled 48 per cent of the seed and the remaining two per cent was marketed by public sector. Importers and traders purchased seed at Tk. 502190.47 and 140913.33 per quintal, respectively. The production cost of seed producing farm was Tk. 162236.84. Seed was sold by importers, traders and producing farms at Tk.590790.47, 157836.66 and Tk. 212052.63 per quintal, respectively. So the gross return of importers, traders and seed producing farms were Tk. 88600.00, 16923.33 and Tk.49815.79 per quintal, respectively. Their marketing costs were Tk. 1177.45, 719.48 and Tk.353.04 respectively and net returns were Tk. 87422.55, Tk.16203.85 and Tk. 49462.75 respectively. The problems in vegetable production were: adulteration of seed, low germination of seed, problem of collecting import permit, lack of capital, problem of collecting clearing permit, lack of technological facilities, non-availability of experienced farmer and lack of modern storage facilities. To solve the above problems, the respondents suggested for ensuring the supply of required quality of seed in appropriate time at reasonable price, provision for Bank loan, improving Banking procedure, providing training facilities to the farmers, paying reasonable wage to farmers and development of storage facility.
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S. K. Ray, S. A. Sabur and M. Kamruzzaman , 2001. Vegetable Seed Marketing System in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 524-528.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.524.528

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2001.524.528

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