This book introduces an approach for farm management economists to apply their discipline, in a cost-effective way, to the development of peasant agriculture. It details the methods for implementing the system-level approach for farm management in East Africa.
1. Introduction Part I: Condmons in African Peasant Agriculture Affecting the Application of Farm Management Techniques 2. The Farmer: His Motivational Balance and Farm Organization 3. The Traditional Agricultural Sector 4. The Economy: I. infrastructural Conditions 5. The Economy: Il. Government Policy for Agricultural Development 6. The Approach for Farm Economics Part II: the investigation Phase 7. The Planning and investigation Tasks 8. Building the Representative Farm Model 9. General Attributes 10. The Variable Attributes: Land 11. The Variable Attributes: Labor 12. The Variable Attributes: Capital and Livestock 13. The Variable Attributes: Output 14. Conclusions on Survey Organization and Design Part III: Planning Extension Strategy and Content 15. The Planning Task in Relation to Adoption and Diffusion Research 16. Preparing An inventory of Available Farm Improvements 17. The Planning Sequence: Constraints and Coefficients in Simulation 18. The Planning Sequence: Setting the Objective for Extension Strategy 19. The Planning Sequence: Selecting Extension Content Over the Adoption Period 20. Farm Management Economics in Traditional African Agriculture and Extension Organization