Marketing boards are producer organizations set up to encourage and control the selling of agricultural products. Discuss five functions of these organizations.

  • Encourage and control marketing of agricultural products purchasing them from farmers.
  • Encourage stable prices and incomes keeping prices fairly fixed and store
  • unsold goods to act as buffer stock.
  • Offer loans for farm input purchasing.
  • Help government to regulate, license and impure major export crops e.g. tea.
  • Provision of a wide range of experts dealing with agricultural products
  • They do research work to improve yield.

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