Managing a small scale plantation
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Jegasothy, Kandiiah; Opio-Ekongocha, Fred. 1990. Managing a small scale plantation. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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This manual is devoted to basic concepts of farm management a tool for decision making, record keeping, farm enterprises analyses, simple farm accounting, and budgeting.
Agriculture is gradually taking a new turn in many developing countries. More and more traditional farmers are engaging in semi-commercial ventures. So, farmers need to improve their knowledge of farm management techniques. Farm anagement deals with decision making and problems at the farm level, regardless of size or type of farm. Both small-scale and plantation farmers require a basic understanding of farm management to undertake viable farm ventures. a Small-scale Plantation is a teaching manual aimed at showing important, basic concepts of farm management for the smallholder, in traditional and commercial farming conditions. It can also serve as an elementary introductory teaching manual for students of agriculture, and extension officers. The manual is devoted to basic concepts of farm management a tool for decision making, record keeping, farm enterprises analyses, simple farm accounting, and budgeting. Unlike most traditional text books, this is written in simple English, involving simple mathematical procedures, and layout. With this in mind, the authors hope that farmers from all walks of life, extension officers, and students learn and apply the basic principles of farm management, to whatever they do. The originality of our presentation is derived from our diverse ideas, background and experience in the South Pacific Region. However, we acknowledge the ideas of friends, participants and students who were instrumental in shaping our original ideas. We are also indebted to the Government of Vanuatu, who, through the Department of Agriculture and the University of the South Pacific Centre in Vanuatu, provided the venue for the regional workshop on this subject. Our special thanks go to the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation for its sponsorship, and in particular Dr. T.M. Narain, CTA Technical adviser, for his support. we extend appreciation to the Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture of the University of the South Pacific, through which the training workshops are organised.