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Agroindustrial project analysis : critical design factors

Author: James E Austin; Economic Development Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992.
Series: EDI series in economic development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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An agroindustry is an enterprise that processes raw materials of plant or animal origin to transform them into consumable products. The purpose of this book is to provide an analytical framework for  Read more...

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Austin, James E.
Agroindustrial project analysis.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)707692481
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Austin; Economic Development Institute (Washington, D.C.)
ISBN: 0801845300 9780801845307
OCLC Number: 25913973
Notes: "Published for the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank."
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Amnon Golan --
1. An Overview. Defining Agroindustry. A Force for Development. Organization of the Chapters --
2. A Systems Approach to Agroindustrial Analysis. Production Chain Linkages. Macro-Micro Policy Linkages. Institutional Linkages. International Linkages --
3. The Marketing Factor. Primary Elements. Consumer Analysis. Analysis of the Competitive Environment. The Marketing Plan. Demand Forecasting. Summary. The Marketing Factor: Salient Points for Project Analysis --
4. The Procurement Factor. Primary Elements. Adequate Quantity of Raw Materials. Acceptable Quality of Inputs. Appropriate Timing. Reasonable Cost. Organization of the Procurement System. Summary. The Procurement Factor: Salient Points for Project Analysis --
5. The Processing Factor. Primary Elements. Processing Technology. Plant Location. Inventory Management. Packaging and Other Inputs. Programming and Control. By-products. Summary. The Processing Factor: Salient Points for Project Analysis. App. A. Checklist of Critical Questions for Agroindustrial Project Analysis --
App. B. Biotechnology Glossary --
App. C. Illustrative Costs of Food-processing Technologies.
Series Title: EDI series in economic development.
Responsibility: James E. Austin.

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