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Mechanics and Prospects of Groundnut Value Chain in Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka

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W. A. V. Sovis,

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Agribusiness Management
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I. V. Kuruppu ,

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research & Training Institute, LK
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A. Jayakody,

Ministry of Agriculture, LK
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Agriculture Sector Modernization Project
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H. M. L. K. Herath

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Agribusiness Management
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Abstract

Understanding the dynamics of food value chains is pivotal to enhance its efficiencies. Groundnut was opted as the reference crop. The study was administered as value chain analysis. Gross Margin (GM) and Index of Marketing Efficiency (MEI) were determined. Mullaitivu district was selected as the research site with a sample of 56. Farmers recorded the highest GM (40.34%) and their interest in further profit in means of investment and expansion was less. Three channels were identified. The highest MEI (0.94) was recorded for ‘Channel 3’. ‘Channel 2’ indicates the lowest figure for the MEI (0.23). The key value addition spot in the whole value chain is the Colombo-based wholesalers.
How to Cite: Sovis, W.A.V., Kuruppu, I.V., Jayakody, A. and Herath, H.M.L.K., 2020. Mechanics and Prospects of Groundnut Value Chain in Mullaitivu District, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 8(1), pp.79–100. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljer.v8i1.125
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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