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1st Edition

Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise

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ISBN 9781032472799
April 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Public Policy Overview of Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise Projects 3. Designing Rural Enterprise Projects to Benefit the Poor 4. Developing a Profile of an Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise System 5. Preliminary Analysis and Project Identification 6. Examining Project Potential and Feasibility 7. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Agribusiness and Rural Enterprise Projects 8. Data Collection for Project Analysis 9. Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation 10. Summary.

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Bill H. Kinsey


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