Ukraine is one of the largest exporters, having exported 75,972 metric ton in 2016. It is also one of the largest processors of millet nuts, while India is the largest producer of millets, producing 11.6 million metric ton in 2016.
In case of millets, hybrids generally dominated the market due to their high productivity. In order to ensure high productivity of millet, there is optimum usage of chemical inputs. Hence, the supply of critical inputs, like improved seed, fertilizers, and chemicals, is important. The transfer of technology through demonstration and training, seed production, and management is also crucial. The commercial banks are a source of credit to the small-scale farmers. Mostly, the seed companies have direct contact with farmers in order to have their feedback related to the performance of their hybrids.
The real worry for small farmers in Provincial India is the absence of access to stable markets and government support, disorderly markets, unnecessary brokers, minimal vertical cooperation between makers, processors and buyers, poor transportation connections, and absence of handling openings, which are making millet less gainful. Hence, improving supply chains through economies in enhancing its storage facilities and transportation and bulking of marketing is required.
The foremost reason for poor value addition in millet is the lack of processing equipment, since this requires devising innovative machinery to handle ‘small millets’. One of the easiest is to pound them, because of which it loses the property of making flakes. Devising machine and recipe are crucial for value addition. The post-harvest processing, value addition, awareness, capacity building of farmers, consumers, processors, and market linkages can bridge the constraints both producers and consumers are facing with respect to meeting the millet needs.
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Scope & Methodology
2.1 Study Deliverables
2.2 Study Assumptions
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Research Phases
3. Market Overview
3.1 Supply Chain Analysis
3.1.1 Detailed Supply Chain Structure
3.1.2 Issues with Supply Chain Structure
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.2.1 Detailed Value Chain Structure
3.2.2 Issues with Value Chain Structure
4. Future Outlook
4.1 Industry Outlook