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The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems

By: Martin Upton
374 pages, 99 line illus, 45 tabs
The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems
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  • The Economics of Tropical Farming Systems ISBN: 9780521483407 Paperback Dec 1996 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

An expanded reworking of Upton's highly regarded African Farm Management, this text now covers the economics of agriculture throughout the tropics. Aimed at the less mathematical student of tropical agriculture, the book covers all aspects of contemporary theory including farm household economics and the economics of irrigation. |The author includes case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia to illustrate the economic theories described and shows how farm planning can be aided by such analysis.

Contents

Preface; Part I. Farm Production Economics: 1. Farming systems in economic development; 2. The farmer's environment; 3. The farmer's production choices; 4. Labour and leisure; 5. Costs, scale and size; 6. Risk avoidance; Part II. Resource Use: 7. Capital and credit; 8. Natural resources; 9. The economics of irrigated farming systems; Part III. Field Investigations: 10. Farming systems research; 11. Surveys; 12. Analysis; 13. Production functions; Part IV. Farm Planning: 14. Budgeting; 15. Investment appraisal; 16. Linear programming; Appendix; Index.

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By: Martin Upton
374 pages, 99 line illus, 45 tabs
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'... the author produces an authoritative text interlaced with many relevant and illustrative references...'. Experimental Agriculture

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