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Growth and Export Potential of Horticultural Crops from India: An Overview

Lohita Rabha
Published 17 June 2021

Abstract

Cultivation of horticultural crops is the best alternative for Indian agriculture as a farmer can achieve a higher return by exporting the produce. So the topic has been selected to analyze the trend in export performance of horticultural crops of India and to identify the major destinations of India for exporting fruits and vegetables. Data was entirely based on secondary sources, and the major analytical techniques like CAGR and CV were used to achieve the study’s objective. The trend in export of fresh fruit and vegetables both by quantity and value shows that walnuts have negative growth rate. Fresh mangoes have shown a negative growth rate (-4.50%) in terms of quantity. In the case of export of processed fruits and vegetables by quantity, Cucumber and Gherkins (Prepared & Preserved) have shown a negative growth rate (-2.21%) along with mango pulp (-5.48%). ’India’s primary market for fresh fruit and vegetables is United Arab Emirates. For processed fruit and vegetables, the major market are USA, Netherland, Saudi Arabia, and China. To emerge as a major exporting nation, India needs to produce surplus by cultivating high-value horticultural crops, improving cultivation practices, pre and post harvest management, storage, etc.

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