Performance of Rapeseed and Mustard: Recent Trends, Prospects and Constraints
Global canola production has increased rapidly over the past four decades, moving from the sixth largest oil crop to the second largest. Canola production was 12.8% of the total world oilseed production during the triennium ending (TE) 2010–11 and canola oil is the third largest (15.8%) source of vegetable oil in the world after palm oil (32.6%) and soybean oil (27.5%). Also, Canola meal is the second largest feed meal (13.5% share) after soybean meal (67.5%). The European Union, China, Canada and India collectively produce over 80% of the world’s canola crop.
KeywordsFarm Size Large Farmer Marketing Channel Canola Meal Marginal Farmer
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