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Economics of Production and Marketing for French Bean in Kalikot District (Tilagupha Municipality), Nepal  

Susma Adhikari1 , Arati Chapai2 , Shova Shrestha1 , Nisha Bhandari1,2 , Prativa Acharya1 , Kiran Thapa1 , Sashi Kumar Keshari1
1 College of Natural Resource Management, Bardibas, Mahottrai, Nepal
2 Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0010
Received: 21 Mar., 2024    Accepted: 18 Apr., 2024    Published: 30 Apr., 2024
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Adhikari S., Chapai A., Shrestha S., Bhandari N., Acharya P., Thapa K., and Keshari S.K., 2024, Economics of production and marketing for French bean in Kalikot District (Tilagupha Municipality), Nepal, International Journal of Horticulture, 14(2): 84-93 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2024.14.0010)


The research, conducted from February to July 2023 in Tilagupha municipality, Kalikot, Nepal, focused on French bean production and marketing. Sixty participants were surveyed using a stratified sampling technique. Primary data, gathered through household surveys, interviews, and field visits revealed insights into the agricultural landscape. Bean cultivation occurs once a year on small farms averaging 17.16 ropani, with 30.33% of land dedicated to beans. The average yield was 658.2 kg/ha, below the reported ADO Kalikot figure (1477 kg/ha). Production cost was Rs. 21,054.7 per ropani, with a return of Rs. 75,240 and a benefit-cost ratio of 1.20. Most producers (61.3%) were satisfied with bean prices. Challenges included diseases, pests, lack of irrigation, and limited marketing information, obtained mostly from neighbors (94.8%). The average retail price was Rs. 250 per kg, with a marketing margin of Rs. 78.34 per kg. Lack of market information was a significant issue in bean marketing.

Production; Beans; Economics; Marketing; Sampling; Significant; Market
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