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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Study on market analysis of tomato in Kaimur district of Bihar

Author(s):
Priyanshu Singh, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Maurya, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Ameesh John Stephen and Dr. Anupriya Paul
Abstract:
Tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as the tomato plant. The species originated in western South America and Central America. The Mexican Nahuatl word tomatl gave rise to the Spanish word tomate, from which the English word tomato derived Its domestication and use as a cultivated food may have originated with the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
Tomatoes are a significant source of umami flavor. It is consumed in diverse ways: raw or cooked, and in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. While tomatoes are fruits-botanically classified as berries-they are commonly used culinarily as a vegetable ingredient or side dish.
The present research was designed to study the marketing analysis of tomato in Kaimur district of Bihar. Farmer's knowledge about the safe handling and application of seed and their practices on pesticide usage. In-depth field surveys were undertaken with 100 farmers and complemented with focus Group Discussions, Interview, Questionnaires, and Field Observation. The results showed that there were 30% marginal farmer, 34% small farmer, 16% semi medium and 12% medium farmer and 8% large farmers. There were 70% male farmers and 30% female farmers.
70% were male and out of that maximum no. 28.57% are small size farmers and 25.71% are marginal size farmers and semi Medium size farmers 14.28% rest are large size farmers i.e 8.57%. 30% were females out of which 40% are marginal size female farmers and 46.66% are small farmers which is maximum and 20% are semi-medium and 13.33% are medium farm group, and there was only 2 i.e 6.66% female in large size farmers.
Age group below 15yrs are only 8 out of which maximum i.e 75%. And maximum age group falls between 15 to 60 yrs of age group amongst that maximum i.e 37.5% are small size farmers followed by marginal farmers i.e 27.5%. Only few farmers lie in old age group above 60 yrs and maximum i.e 33.33% are semi medium size farmers.
Study reveals the educational status of different size of farms groups. Literacy percentage was highest in Small size farms 27.27% followed by marginal size farms 29.09% and semi medium size farms 16.36% respectively. Among small, medium and large size farms group literates were 58.17% of farms had education. Illiteracy percentage was highest in small size farms i.e 42.22% followed by marginal size farms 31.11% and was lowest in large size farms 2.22% respectively.
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How to cite this article:
Priyanshu Singh, Dr. Mukesh Kumar Maurya, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Ameesh John Stephen and Dr. Anupriya Paul. Study on market analysis of tomato in Kaimur district of Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 925-929.

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