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Farm business management: analysis of farming systems.

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Description

This book discusses the methods to determine optimal systems in farm business management. The methods are all about problem solving, as any decision situation implies choice and, therefore, requires a method for deciding which alternative maximizes the objectives. The book is not, however, about carrying out the optimal plans. Most of the chapters relate to quantitative methods and qualitative analysis. The book has a penultimate chapter discussing a number of analytical models that are commonly used in urban business but which are less important in primary production. The results of farming systems analyses can have a major impact on good decision-making in any primary producing community. Some of the methods might be used by farmers themselves, but more likely by farm advisors and consultants, and by farm management researchers interested in, firstly, providing farmers with guidance on optimal systems, and, secondly, providing governments with advice on the impact of farm policy measures.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) The environment under which farming systems exist. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Decisions under non-certainty - probability, methods and models. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 70) Cost-benefit analysis - recognizing input-output timing. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 114) More on decision making and utility (objectives). Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 118) Farm surveys - uses, procedures and methods. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 156) Improving farming systems using survey data; and information systems. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 187) Constructing improved systems. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 194) Methods and models of income variability reducing techniques. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 215) Budgeting - the simplest form of farm systems analysis. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 232) Linear programming - the farm model and finding an optimal solution. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 269) Linear programming - using the solution and creating realistic farm models. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 297) Dynamic programming. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 328) Systems simulation. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 362) The structure and analysis of specific part-farm problems. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 399) Concluding comments - review and summary. Author(s): Nuthall, P. L.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938390
  • Record Number
  • 20113297684