VEGETABLE MARKETING STRUCTURE AND PRICE SPREAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

D.K. Das
An attempt has been made to evaluate the impact of increased vegetable production on the structure and performance of vegetable marketing in Papua New Guinea. As it is often believed that the price spread is very high in vegetable marketing and the marketing functionaries absorb a major share of consumer money, the study measured the price spread for some selected vegetables and evaluated the factors that contribute to it. The analysis revealed a somewhat imperfect market structure and wide price spread. The price spread ranged between 76.4 percent and 84.1 percent of consumer price under the major channels of vegetable marketing in Lae. It is necessary to reduce the price spread by encouraging the development of producers' cooperative and providing increased facilities for marketing. The government should take up appropriate steps in this direction.
Das, D.K. (1989). VEGETABLE MARKETING STRUCTURE AND PRICE SPREAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Acta Hortic. 247, 311-322
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.247.61
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.247.61

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