Farm business management : analysis of farming systems / Peter L. Nuthall.

By: Nuthall, P. L. (Peter Leslie) [Author]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Farm business management series. CABI; 3Publication details: Oxfordshire, UK. : CABI, 2011Description: ix, 453 p. : ill., charts ; 26 cmISBN: 9781845938390Subject(s): Farm management | Farm management -- Decision making | Agricultural systems -- Mathematical models | Perrotis College -- Master of science degreeDDC classification: RES 630.68
Contents:
1. Introduction. - - 2. The environment under which farming systems exist. - - 3. Decisions under non-certainty: probability, methods and models. - - 4. Cost-benefit analysis: recognizing input-output timing. - - 5. More on decision making and utility (Objectives). - - 6. Farm surveys: uses, procedures and methods. - - 7. Improving farming systems using survey data; and information systems. - - 8. Constructing improved systems. - - 9. Methods and models of income variability reducing techniques. - - 10. Budgeting: the simplest form of farm systems analysis. - - 11. Linear programming: the farm model and finding an optimal solution. - - 12. Linear programming: using the solution and creating realistic farm models. - - 13. Dynamic programming. - - 14. Systems simulation. - - 15. The structure and analysis of specific part-farm problems. - - 16. Concluding comments: review and summary.
Summary: The third and final installment of the Farm Business Management series, this volume teaches all of the skills needed to analyse and develop improved farming systems. Written by an expert on the subject, this book covers topics such as risk analysis, budgeting, cost benefit analyses, linear and dynamic programming, decision making and much more. The key characteristic of this book is its ability to simplify the complex subject of business management into a clear, accessible volume tailored to the topic of farming. By using engaging techniques such as worked examples to fully explain the complex decision making tools necessary for this discipline, Nuthall has produced a comprehensive yet absorbing book, with an emphasis on creating systems for improving profit and sustainability.
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Κεντρική Βιβλιοθήκη της Αμερικανικής Γεωργικής Σχολής και του Κολεγίου Περρωτής.

"George and Charlotte Draper" Information & Media Hub

Παράρτημα της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης στο Κολέγιο Περρωτής.

Perrotis College - Master degree RES 630.68 Nut c.2 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available (Overnight Loan Only) 13023737

Farm Business Management (MSc-SAM) Spring semester


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Includes bibliographical references, appendices, and index.

1. Introduction. - - 2. The environment under which farming systems exist. - - 3. Decisions under non-certainty: probability, methods and models. - - 4. Cost-benefit analysis: recognizing input-output timing. - - 5. More on decision making and utility (Objectives). - - 6. Farm surveys: uses, procedures and methods. - - 7. Improving farming systems using survey data; and information systems. - - 8. Constructing improved systems. - - 9. Methods and models of income variability reducing techniques. - - 10. Budgeting: the simplest form of farm systems analysis. - - 11. Linear programming: the farm model and finding an optimal solution. - - 12. Linear programming: using the solution and creating realistic farm models. - - 13. Dynamic programming. - - 14. Systems simulation. - - 15. The structure and analysis of specific part-farm problems. - - 16. Concluding comments: review and summary.

The third and final installment of the Farm Business Management series, this volume teaches all of the skills needed to analyse and develop improved farming systems. Written by an expert on the subject, this book covers topics such as risk analysis, budgeting, cost benefit analyses, linear and dynamic programming, decision making and much more. The key characteristic of this book is its ability to simplify the complex subject of business management into a clear, accessible volume tailored to the topic of farming. By using engaging techniques such as worked examples to fully explain the complex decision making tools necessary for this discipline, Nuthall has produced a comprehensive yet absorbing book, with an emphasis on creating systems for improving profit and sustainability.

Ideal for students of the subject, this is also an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers and academic researchers.

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