ECONOMICS OF PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF BANANA IN KAILALI, NEPAL
Gayatri Phulara, Janaki Budha, Chiranjibi Puri, Prakash Pant
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A survey research was conducted to study about the economics, production and marketing of banana in Kailali district. The study was conducted in Tikapur municipality of Kailali district. 80 banana growers were selected randomly for the study. Primary data was collected from pre- tested interview schedule, direct observation. The main occupation of the HH was found to be agriculture with dominance of banana cultivation. The results of multi linear regression model revealed variables like education status, expenses on planting materials, expenses on fertilizers and micronutrient, membership of the group and cooperatives have positive significant effect on yield of banana. Major production problems of the study area were disease and pest followed by destruction due to wind. The B/C Ratio was found 1.83 which goes on increasing up to production cycle. Thus the banana production is one of the viable enterprises. If government encouraged disease resistant variety and good agriculture practices bumper production can be achieved to match the national demand.