1st Edition

Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise

By B. H. Kinsey Copyright 1987

    Originally published in 1987 and now reissued with a new Preface by the author, this book is written primarily for planners, public administrators and project managers in countries or international agencies considering a development strategy in which agribusiness and rural enterprise projects are viewed as a desirable policy instrument for generating employment and income. It makes available the background and methodology of project analysis so that agribusiness and rural enterprise project can be designed, implemented and reviewed effectively in a wide range of circumstances. It outlines how to establish objectively the potential and limitations of agribusiness and rural enterprise projects; provides guidelines for deciding whether a project can be effective; considers the policy issues relating to such projects and suggests techniques for judging project performance.



    Bill H. Kinsey is Senior Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. He was previously at the universities of East Anglia, Oxford University, the University of Zimbabwe, and the Free University Amsterdam. He initiated and has directed the ongoing Zimbabwe Rural Households Dynamics Study since 1982.

    Review of the original edition of Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise:

    ‘A unique collection of evidence and analysis of available methodologies and policy options…is presented in this volume which is lucidly written in the form of a project manual.’ Sohail J. Malik, The Pakistan Development Review, Vol 33, No. 1