Do Storage and Structural Factors Determine Agricultural Commercialization in India?
This paper analyses the role of storage facility and structural factors in determining agricultural commercialization in India. Commercialization of agriculture represents an important aspect of farm market behavior. Farmers' commercialization decision may be represented by farmers' decision to participate in market sale, degree of market participation, number of market transactions and diversity of market agency sale. Access to storage could significantly regulate post-harvest management and marketing decisions by farmers. It could prevent distress sale and enhance better commercialization practices by farm households. Apart from access to storage facilities, this study considers various other farm, household, and structural variables in affecting farmers' crop sale outcomes.