How Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Shapes the Selling Price of Ceylon Tea

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume I, Issue III, March 2017 | ISSN 2454–6186

How Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Shapes the Selling Price of Ceylon Tea

1D.D.U. Karunathilaka, 2 G.C. Samaraweera
1,2 Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Matara, Sri Lanka

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Abstract:- Ceylon tea is a one of most popular beverage all over the world after the water. Now a day people demand for healthy and safe food even though price is high in healthy food. Then they move to the quality food. Therefore, product quality certification is the most important point for that situation. Then Sri Lankan food products should be lined with international standard to facilitate the international trade. However, majority tea factories were not gone for any certification level. A study was conducted to identify the effect of GMP on selling price of Ceylon tea. Multi-stage proportion sampling method was used to evaluate GMP by using pre-tested questionnaire, informal discussion and field observation in all represented administrative regions. Independent sample t test recognized selling price and GMP are significantly different in 50% of GMP value (t=2.471,P< 0.05). When GMP value was less than 50%, the average selling price recorded as Rs. 373.43 and Rs. 404.19 average selling price could be achieved when higher GMP value (>=50%). According to the result, above 50% GMP value was reflected higher price. Therefore, all tea factories must maintain GMP level with above 50%

Keywords: Ceylon Tea, GMP, Sri Lanka, Tea Factories