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Case
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Reference no. 319-0344-1
Authors: M Chattopadhyay (Indian Institute of Management Raipur); Upamannyu Mitra (MDI Murshidabad); Gargi Ghosh (MDI Murshidabad)
Originally published in: 2019
Version: 30-Nov-2019
Revision date: 09-Dec-2019

Abstract

This case is revolving around Vola Das, owner of Evergreen Litchi Orchard and his dilemma on whether he should lease the litchi orchard within the next week or leave the orchard for the fruiting of litchi considering the possibility of unexpected variations of temperature in April and May. Production scenario and quality of fruits would be adversely affected in the event of pre-monsoon rain. Rainfall would bring down the temperature, and that would affect the size and sweetness of the fruits. Further, fruit size and quality could be affected due to pest infestation as a consequence of rain, resulting in lower production and lower selling price. To mitigate the damage on account of pest infestation, Das could consider taking preventive pest control measures. The case presents a situation where decision tree concepts can be taught to the students.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2018.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India
Location:
West Bengal

Featured company

Evergreen Litchi Orchard
Employees:
11-50
Turnover:
INR 4,000,000
Type:
Privately held
Industry:
Agriculture

Featured protagonist

  • Vola Das (male), Owner

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Abstract

This case is revolving around Vola Das, owner of Evergreen Litchi Orchard and his dilemma on whether he should lease the litchi orchard within the next week or leave the orchard for the fruiting of litchi considering the possibility of unexpected variations of temperature in April and May. Production scenario and quality of fruits would be adversely affected in the event of pre-monsoon rain. Rainfall would bring down the temperature, and that would affect the size and sweetness of the fruits. Further, fruit size and quality could be affected due to pest infestation as a consequence of rain, resulting in lower production and lower selling price. To mitigate the damage on account of pest infestation, Das could consider taking preventive pest control measures. The case presents a situation where decision tree concepts can be taught to the students.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2018.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India
Location:
West Bengal

Featured company

Evergreen Litchi Orchard
Employees:
11-50
Turnover:
INR 4,000,000
Type:
Privately held
Industry:
Agriculture

Featured protagonist

  • Vola Das (male), Owner

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