Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(6), pp. 329 - 332
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050602
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Role of Rural Women in Post-harvest Handling and Export of Jasmine Flowers


Barad, A. V. *, Madhuri Gandamalla , Pooja Maheta
College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University (J. A. U.), India

ABSTRACT

Among the loose flowers the jasmine is very important and remunerative crop. Multiuse of these flowers like used as loose flowers as well as for extraction of essential oil makes it more remunerative. The Indian J. grandiflorum compared favorably with that of Spanish jasmine, both in yield and quality of oil. The flower is in high demand in places such as Mumbai, besides the coastal region. Local traders collect jasmine flowers from the farmers directly. Jasmine begins to flower in the second year onwards or sometimes even earlier, but economic yields are obtained only from the third year. Prices are decided at the auction centre. Poor women in other cities across India can adopt jasmine cultivation as an activity to earn income and eradicate poverty. Moreover, this activity takes place early morning and the women are free to undertake other work during the day. Though the jasmine is a high capital intensive crop but its cultivation is quite profitable. The investment in jasmine is economically feasible and financially sound. Jasmine is labour-intensive crop, it provide more man days labour per year.

KEYWORDS
Jasmine Species, Cultivation, Marketing, Value Addition, Rural Women, Upliftment

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Barad, A. V. , Madhuri Gandamalla , Pooja Maheta , "Role of Rural Women in Post-harvest Handling and Export of Jasmine Flowers," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 329 - 332, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050602.

(b). APA Format:
Barad, A. V. , Madhuri Gandamalla , Pooja Maheta (2017). Role of Rural Women in Post-harvest Handling and Export of Jasmine Flowers. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 5(6), 329 - 332. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2017.050602.