A brief review of the key economic principles explained in the self study manual “The Basic Economics of an Agricultural Cooperative”. A useful checklist and revision note.
- Type Document
- Year of publication1984
- Keywords Cooperative, Input Supply, Marketing
- File A Summary of the Basic Principles of Operating a Marketing or Supply Cooperative
- File Principios Básicos de Economía para Cooperativas Agropecuarias Una guía de Auto-estudio para Productores y Personal de Cooperativas Agrícolas
The objective of this lesson is to introduce the issues and alternatives that agricultural cooperatives face in relation to transport decisions. This includes the question of whether to own or hire vehicles to provide the transport services required.
The objective of this lesson is to review the steps you should take before, during and after delivery of new supplies of inputs to ensure they are properly handled and to introduce the forms and procedures that will minimise mistakes and errors.
The objective of this lesson is to introduce different types of storage building and the factors that have to be considered when planning the construction of a new storage building. The lesson also explains how to calculate space requirements for bagged produce.
The objective of this lesson is to explain key elements of good storage practice which help to protect products. Topics include stacking, care of bags and other containers, cleaning and maintenance, record keeping, and how to deal with spillage, pilferage and storm damage.
This lesson provides a brief reminder to managers of the importance of delegation and permitting staff to take responsibility for planning their own activities within the overall work plan.
The objective of this lesson is to introduce the concept of mark-up and price setting and a simple system of record-keeping for sales. The process of estimating price and demand relationships is explained through examples.
The objective of this lesson is to review the basic principles of providing a quality service to members and the different methods that can be used to provide members with information about products and product availability.
The objective of this lesson is to explain the importance of checking the cash budget and comparing actual results with the estimates. This process enables the manager to see if things are going to plan and if they are not, to discuss remedial action with the committee or bank.