Article : The Fresh Banana Industry In India - Supply Chain To Value Chain Metamorphosis Through Technological Innovation

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The Fresh Banana Industry In India - Supply Chain To Value Chain Metamorphosis Through Technological Innovation

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Sumanta Bandyopadhyay

India with rich biodiversity of banana is the largest producer with a 23% share or 10.4 million tonnes of the world production of 48.9 million tonnes. But, India is absent in the world trade which is estimated at 14 million tones worth $4.7 billion a year. The contribution of banana to GDP of agriculture in India is 2.8%. It also provides livelihood security to millions of people in primary producing areas, trade and processing. The global production of banana is of the order of 71 million tonnes, cultivated in about 4.5 million hectare, mostly by small and marginal farmers; it has an added dimension because it provides a source of livelihood and income to the farmers in the developing countries, of which India hold s a major share.

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