Aashma Tiwari* and Thaneshwar Bhandari
Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Aashma Tiwari, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Received: May 16, 2020; Published: May 26, 2020
The present study was conducted in Sandakpur rural municipality and Ilam municipality of Ilam district between November to December 2018 with a view to determine the socio-economic conditions of kiwi entrepreneurs and their investment appraisal along with major production and marketing constraints. Study collected primary information from 41 kiwi growers, 4 district traders and 2 local marketers by administering semi-structured pre-tested questionnaire. Results revealed that the average cost of production per kg of kiwi was Rs.115. Similarly, estimated average marketing cost was Rs. 38 per kilogram while average processing cost was Rs. 180. Further, kiwi sub-sector alone contributed 20.44 percent of total annual household income. The result showed that the average net present worth, financial rate of return, payback period and break even volume per hectare were Rs.588662, 36%, 5.01 years and 1789 kg respectively. Likewise, average benefit cost ratio per hectare was 1.47 with maximum value of 5.29 and minimum value of 0.32. The highest price spread was assessed in case of processing channel of worth Rs.605. The study ranked wild animal attack as major production problem while inadequate storage structure was the most ranked marketing problem. Study suggested bulking kiwi production along with provision of storage structures and processing industries in the study area.
Keywords: Breakeven Volume; Bulking; Investment Appraisal; Marketing Cost; Retailer
Citation: Aashma Tiwari and Thaneshwar Bhandari. “Study on Capital Investment and Marketing of Kiwi Fruit in Ilam, Nepal". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.6 (2020): 13-20.
Copyright: © 2020 Aashma Tiwari and Thaneshwar Bhandari. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.