Performance of Sesamum: Recent Trends, Prospects and Constraints

  • Vijay Paul Sharma


Sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.), thought to have originated in Africa, is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known to man and is now cultivated in many parts of the world.


Farm Size Sample Household Sesamum Indicum Compound Annual Growth Rate Marginal Farm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA)Indian Institute of Management (IIM)AhmedabadIndia

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