Factors that Determine the Packaging of Agricultural Produce
- Factors that Determine the Packaging of Agricultural Produce
- The Nature of the Produce
- Bulkiness or Size of the Produce
- Live, Frozen, or Dry Stock
- Distance to Markets
There are various factors, that determine the choice of materials for the packaging of farm produce, for sale. Items to be used for packaging will depend on the following factors:
1. The Nature of the Produce:
The nature of the agricultural produce (solid, liquid, or any shape) determines the type of materials to be used for their packaging.
Liquid farm produce, like palm oil, groundnut oil, liquid milk, and any drinkable substance, are packaged, in bottles, tins, large drums, and plastic jerry cans, for easy transportation, and marketing.
Solid agricultural produce, like legume seeds (which include kidney beans, cowpeas, groundnut, and soya beans) are usually packaged in jute and polythene bags, for both transportation and marketing.
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