Potato marketing channels have been characterized by high level of price collusion among the brokers within local production areas and also at the national level. This has basically limited the ease of entry into trade and this also curtails information flow to farmers, thus, lowering their bargaining power. There is an urgent need for organizing growers in producer groups that can exert pressure on the current inefficient systems, which inhibit change toward a more quality-driven industry.
Approximately 96% of producers use uncertified seed either in the form of potato retained from previous harvest, potato sourced from neighbors, or potato purchased from local markets. A majority of potato producers lack knowledge on seed selection. Moreover, latent infection of diseases, such as bacterial wilt, makes it difficult for producers to determine diseased potato selected for seed. Past and ongoing experiments have shown that simple seed production techniques, such as small seed plot and positive selection, result in substantial yield increase and reductions in disease prevalence.
By and large, the poor condition of storerooms adds to high creation costs, low deals costs, and high post gather misfortunes. Lack of infrastructural facilities negatively affect the value chain too. Since potatoes are massive, transportation on poor streets applies significant expenses and disheartens private transporters from wandering into specific zones.
Customization of the Report
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 of the Market