ERIC Number: ED307463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Small and Medium Scale Agribusiness Assessment. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Reprint No. TR43.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This manual is intended for Peace Corps volunteer use as they assist small- and medium-scale farmers in feasibility assessment and business plan development for agribusiness. Part I discusses the role of the Peace Corps in agribusiness development. It defines agribusiness, outlines the significance of agribusiness in economic development, discusses the need for small- and medium-scale agribusiness development, and describes the role of the Peace Corps volunteer. Part I concludes with a discussion of the steps in an agribusiness prefeasibility analysis. A flow chart illustrates the steps and decision points and, where appropriate, refers to the chapters of the checklist (Part II) to use in completing the steps. A brief explanation of the steps is provided. Part II contains the checklist for agribusiness assessment. The checklist is a set of guidelines for completing an agribusiness assessment. It is set out in five chapters to provide for a structured report that can be read in logical sequence. Chapter subjects are introduction; the project plan; governmental considerations; project socioeconomic analysis; and project assessment of the following subsectors: (1) livestock; (2) fisheries; and (3) fruits and vegetables (including ornamental plants). Samples and forms are provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.