COVID-19 lockdown: Farmers turn towards off-market sale of crops

Elvera Bartels

The ‘work-from-home’ possibility seems to be relevant even to these operating in the agricultural sector, particularly all through these kinds of important situations.

Farmers, who typically promote their crops through an founded provide chain that was set up by the APMCs, have adopted a method to prevent sector yards and promote their makes from their doorstep.

As all significant states have imposed a lockdown to prohibit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, most APMCs have also been closed, bringing the commodity trading to a grinding halt.

However, farmers have made a decision to explore the possibility of ‘off-market’ sale or what they get in touch with it as ‘sell-from-farm’.

In Gujarat, oilseed, grains and spices producers are, significantly, turning in the direction of these kinds of off-sector profits. “This is a effective proposition for us on two counts. First we don’t incur transportation value. 2nd, we don’t need to have

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