Dear Small Growers ,
I believe our problem is unique compared to big growers. Since our production quantity is meagre the overheads ie. handling + transporting + warehousing charges are higher. Therefore the co-op societies or dealers take our stock only at a discount. If we have to get higher prices we have to pool our stocks and sell when there is sufficient qty. for a lorry load. (12 - 15 ton) - After all union is strength ! Even in the case of rubber growers..
Commented by : Krishna Kumar On Aug 31, 2010