Performance of Rapeseed and Mustard: Recent Trends, Prospects and Constraints

  • Vijay Paul Sharma


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.


Farm Size Large Farmer Marketing Channel Canola Meal Marginal Farmer 
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  1. 1.Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA)Indian Institute of Management (IIM)AhmedabadIndia

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