|Better Farming Series 07 - Crop Farming (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)|
|How to get a better price for the harvest|
A farmer by himself often sells his harvest badly.
When he is alone he cannot go and sell his crops where the price is high.
A dishonest dealer can easily trick the seller on the weight of his harvest by means of false scales, by weighing very quickly. The farmer can't check him.
· on the quality. The dealer
often says the quality of the harvest is bad and buys at a lower
· on prices. The farmer needs money. The dealer knows this and buys at low prices.
· on the reckoning. Some dealers make mistakes in the reckoning on purpose.
Farmers who get together can defend themselves against dishonest dealers.
Unity is strength.