Presentation outline • Vegetable production and income • Background • Vegetable production and income generation in 2012 and 2013 • Group wise production and income for 2013 • Crop wise production and income comparison for 2012 and 2013 • Dzongkhag wise comparison for each vegetable B. Vegetable marketing • Marketing at local markets • Auctioning • Trial marketing • School linking programme C. Vegetable production target for 11 FYP
Background of vegetable production • Production very little before VVCP-E (contributed only 0-5 percent of total income) • About 40 percent increase in vegetable production after VVCP-E • Today vegetables have become important sources of income for 1377 HHs • 40 percent contribution to total income • 60 percent of total production is sold for income generation • Home consumption- 21percent • Damage- 19 percent
Total vegetables production and sales from March till 3rd week of September (Qty in MT) 60 percent sold from total production
Vegetable marketing • Local markets- Dzongkhags, sales along road side (infrastructure, information sharing, even transportation support for trial marketing etc..) • Auctioning system (link) • Trial marketing • Identified six potential markets in nearby towns in Assam (Rangia, Nalbari, Tamulpur, Kumarikata and Guwahati). • Frequent strikes affecting marketing of vegetables • Insufficient qty, poor quality and inconsistent supply major bottlenecks in marketing of vegetables • Bhutanese vegetables marketed in India by some Indian vendors.
Cont... • School linking programme • Piloted GHSS and Jakar HSS with MoU between MoAF and MoE • Beneficial to both Institutes and Farmers Groups • Found out to be potential markets for vegetables marketing • 31 institutes/schools linked with 57FGs • 257.8 MT supplied in 2013 and helped to generate Nu. 4.166 milllion • prospect to link 106 institutes/schools- annual requirement- 1499 MT per year amounting Nu. 23.53 million (Separate presentation on linking program)
11FYP target for vegetable production in the country Target- To increase production by 58 percent