TITLE

A Study on Value Chain Analysis in Paddy Sector: Special Reference to Kilinochchi District, Srilanka

AUTHOR(S)
Achchuthan, Sivapalan; Kajananthan, Rajendran
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Global Journal of Management & Business Research;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 18, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Value chain analysis is essential to an understanding of markets, their relationships, the Participation of different actors, and the critical constraints that limit the growth of livestock production and consequently the competitiveness of smallholder farmers. These farmers currently receive only a small fraction of the ultimate value of their output, even if, in theory, risk and rewards should be shared down the chain. Objective : Main objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the paddy field's value chain in the karachchi division, Kilinochchi district. And environs with a view to achieving the following broad output, to identify the key value chain actors in the paddy sector; to find out key factors influencing on value chain analysis for paddy sector; to discover the strengths and weakness of each value chain actors; to discover the opportunities and threats of each value chain actors; finally to suggest the value chain actors to strengthening the paddy sector in accordance with benefits of socio and economic point of view. Methodology : Qualitative study, especially field interview method has been utilized to get the valuable information from value chain actors as input suppliers, individual farmers, and processing & marketing actors in the paddy sector. Conclusion : Kilinochchi district is considered as Agricultural District and it is highly suitable place for paddy cultivation. Also Large scale farming is feasible. But unfortunately people in this district have to face many difficulties such as lack of infrastructure facilities, limited storage, financial and water facilities. Due to that government and nongovernment organizations should focus their activities toward paddy farming.
ACCESSION #
85349267

 

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