About the Book :-
The students of agricultural economics should have clear insight and understanding of intricacies involved in agricultural sector.
The developing economy characteristics in India reveal the heavy dependence of its economy on agriculture. In the post independence era, India has had some great achievements on the production side of agriculture that has given good encouragement to Agribusiness development. The Agribusiness is influenced by a variety of factors such as number of Agribusiness firms, rapport between Agribusiness firms, seasonality in agricultural production and their impact on market behaviour and government and international policies.
Thus, understanding Agribusiness sector is extremely important and its success would depend on a clear and focussed vision with immaculate organizational planning.
The main focus of this book is to explain the concept of Agribusiness management in simplified manner so that the students of Agricultural Economics can understand the intricacies involved in this sector and find alternatives for better development.
Part-I: Introduction to Agricultural Economics; 1. Introduction to Economics 2. Agricultural Economics 3. Consumption, Wants and their Characteristics 4. Standard of Living 5. Laws of Consumption 6. Production and Factors of Production 7. Concept of National Income 8. Public Finance 9. Characteristics of Agriculture and Industry 10. Agricultural Holding 11. Land Tenure Systems 12. Farm Mechanisation, Part-II: Agribusiness Management; 13. Agricultural Business Management 14. Forms of Business Organisation 15. Production Relationships 16. Cost Concept 17. Farm Planning 18. Agricultural Marketing 19. Agribusiness and Balance Sheet Analysis 20. Project Preparation 21. Role of Agro-processing in Agribusiness Development, Bibliography, Index
About the Authors :-
Dr. Jeevankumar Motiram Talathi is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri. He is having teaching experience of more than 25 years at under graduate and post graduate level in Agricultural Economics. He has guided 15 students for M.Sc. (Agri.) and 2 students for Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. His Ph.D. research was on “An Economic analysis of Investment for Sustainable Exploitation of Groundwater in Konkan region (M.S.)”. He has published around 100 research articles in international and national journals and also published more than 25 extension articles for benefit of farming community. He is a life member for seven professional bodies. Presently, he is nominated on the editorial board of International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and recognized fellow of Hind-Agri Horticultural Society. Muzaffarnagar (U.P.). His major areas of interest are Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Project analysis.
Dr.Vitthal Govind Naik is presently working as Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at College of Agriculture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri. He has 15 years experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has published around thirty research papers in international and national journals and guided 8 students for M.Sc. (Agri.) in Agricultural Economics. His Ph.D. research was on “An Economic analysis of Production, Processing and Export of Mango in Konkan region (M.S.)”. His major areas of interest are Agricultural Marketing and Business Management.
Mr.Vinayak Narayan Jalgaonkar, M.Sc. in Agricultural Entomology form Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli. He started his carrier with the private company and after several years of rich experience in marketing and banking, he joined as Junior Entomologist for Cashew Crop at Regional Fruit Research Station, Vengurla in 2004. He was associated with ICAR ad-hoc project Forewarming of Tea Mosquito Bug in Cashew for 7 months as a Co PI and associated with the Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development, Cochin. He has to his credit one book entitled “Indian Cashew Processing and Export” 10 research papers, 10 technical papers and 12 popular articles.