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Costs and margins in coconut marketing: some evidence from Kerala


Costs and margins in coconut marketing: some evidence from Kerala



Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56(4): 668-682



The paper attempts to understand certain aspects of marketing of coconut in 4 districts of Kerala State, India. It tries to identify some of the major issues and then focuses on the persistence of middlemen in the marketing channels and the margins that they obtain in the marketing process. It attempts to analyse the costs and margins in various channels of trade and formulates a composite index of marketing efficiency for each channel.

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