Entrepreneurship, Farm Management, New Agribusinesses

Business Management for Small-Scale Agro-Industries

  This booklet addresses micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs who wish to improve their business operations. It may not require the sophisticated business management techniques that are used by large-scale manufacturers, but simple procedures to plan, monitor and control production, finances,...
Peter Fellows
Alexandra Rottger
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

How Much Debt Can a Farm Carry?

  For a farm business, liabilities are usually divided into two general categories: Current liabilities (less than 1 year) — Loans for feed, fertilizer, supplies, purchased feeder livestock, etc. Noncurrent liabilities (greater than 1 year) — Loans for machinery, breeding...
Michael R. Langemeier
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

High Density Apple Orchard Management

  From a historical perspective, a high density orchard is defined as any orchard with more than 150-180 trees per acre. However, many highly productive commercial orchards today have 150-180 trees per acre and higher density could be anything over 180 trees per acre. For the purposes of this...
Michael Parker
C. Richard Unrath
Charles Safley
David Lockwood
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Los consumidores en República Checa

  Los hábitos de consumo de los checos han cambiado radicalmente en los últimos treinta años. El comercio y el consumo interno aumentaron y se adaptaron,  a las primeras necesidades de los nuevos consumidores post era socialista, existiendo  una...

Cerezas en Reino Unido

  Calidad y frescura, son las principales demandas de los exigentes consumidores británicos. Las cerezas son consumidas en el Reino Unido principalmente por segmentos socio-económicos altos.  A lo anterior, se suma un incremento en el consumo de cerezas orgánicas, lo...

How do I Prove my Production is Organic?

  Organic certification is a marketing tool. It ensures that everyone in the supply chain adheres to the organic regulations. It provides trust to the consumer and protects from fraud. You don’t need organic certification just for the sake of it. You only need it if you are going to sell...
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Fruta Fresca en Corea del Sur

  El mercado coreano de frutas importadas se ha incrementado en los últimos 5 años, según Korea Customs Service.  Entre las razones del aumento está la apertura del mercado y el rol de los hipermercados, considerados como uno de los factores claves...

Chilean Wine in the European market: A Positioning Mapping Approach from Germany

  Current wine marketing requires a rethinking of business strategy in order to increase the current market share and international prestige. This paper provides a comparative diagnosis of the positioning of Chilean wine in the European market, focusing on the case of Germany. The working...
Jose Diaz Osorio
Rodrigo Valdes
Nicole Hernandez
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

How do I Proceed to Sell Organic Products?

  Marketing aims to enhance sales and income of a farm business while creating value for your products. There are fundamental marketing questions you may apply to your farm, for example: How can I produce what my customers need?  How can I create added value to my products? Where should...
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Who are the Potential Consumers of Organic Fruits and Vegetables in Central Chile? A CHAID Approach

  The demand for organic fruits and vegetables (F&V) is growing worldwide, creating market opportunities for developing countries as major suppliers. However, most export-oriented developing countries such as Chile have an undeveloped domestic market for organic products. This article...
Cristian Adasme-Berríos
Mercedes Sánchez
Roberto Jara-Rojas
Alejandra Engler
Marcelo Rodríguez
Marcos Mora
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias