In the majority of the less developed countries the small-scale
peasant agriculture is the dominant sector of the countries' economies.
The successes of major agricultural programs in order to increase the
potentials depend primarily on the understanding of the economic organizations
of the peasant households.
This study analyzed over a...
Investing in farmland is one of the most important decisions that
farmers face in their lifetimes. Usually, large amounts of debt are
required to purchase a substantial tract of land, thereby reducing the
farmer's liquidity position and future borrowing capacity. Fixed debt
commitments must be met by highly variable future...
This research was designed to test the applicability of commonly
accepted market structure theory to firm behavior within
agricultural processing industries. The research was primarily
concerned with testing the influence of relative firm size on discretionary
management decisions. Statements from economic theory
concerning structural influences on behavior comprised the hypotheses....