ERIC Number: ED285000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Integrated Information System for the Food Sector. Agricultural Economic Report No. 575.
This document proposes an information system for the food sector that integrates measures of prices, quantities, and values. It suggests that such an integrated information system provides more information about many developments in the food sector than a system that separately measures prices, quantities, or values. Concepts and approaches related to measuring food expenditures are discussed. Various analytical methods for measurement are then compared. They include value at retail store prices, commodity-flow method, measures of price, measures of quantity, and expenditures by food groups. The final section describes several analyses that can be conducted by using the measures discussed. These analyses are presented: sources of food, manufactured and fresh food, food purchasers, income and expenditures, outlets, productivity in food marketing, and marketing services. In addition to the 11 figures and 23 data tables within the text, 18 tables are appended. References and an explanation of the methodology are also appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Costs, Economics, Expenditures, Food, Information Systems, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.