Economics of saffron cultivation in Kashmir

S.A. Saraf, M.H. Wani, S.A. Wani, S.A. Rauf, S.H. Baba, F.A. Shaheen, G.H. Mir, K.R. Dar, M.A. Chattoo
The study revealed that the saffron crop is highly remunerative and offers ample scope for employment generation. The economic analysis in terms of costs and returns, net present value, benefit cost ratio, payback period, internal rate of return and the farm profit measures indicated that the crop is economically viable. Marketing results of the study indicated that the marketing margins exceeded the marketing cost in each channel. Saffron, being a high value and low volume product, the marketing costs remained comparatively low. The maximum marketing margins were received by the brokers followed by retailers.
Saraf, S.A., Wani, M.H., Wani, S.A., Rauf, S.A., Baba, S.H., Shaheen, F.A., Mir, G.H., Dar, K.R. and Chattoo, M.A. (2018). Economics of saffron cultivation in Kashmir. Acta Hortic. 1200, 165-176
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1200.27
economics, Kashmir, saffron

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