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Zamace: Zambia Agricultural Commodities Exchange, Brian Tembo 2010 ZAMACE

Zamace: Zambia Agricultural Commodities Exchange, Brian Tembo

INTSORMIL Presentations

Discusses what ZAMACE is, the services it offers including commodities trading, ZAMACE and the smallholder farmer, partnerships, and challenges including dispute resolution.


Developing Entrepreneurism: Student Training And Involvement, Curtis L. Weller 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Developing Entrepreneurism: Student Training And Involvement, Curtis L. Weller

INTSORMIL Presentations

Student training is an important component of INTSORMIL UNL-SUA-UNZA project. One current project, "Measurement of Starch Digestibility in Starch and Flour from Tannin containing Sorghum" by N.L. Mkandawire, C.L. Weller, D.J. Rose, and D.S. Jackson, is outlined in this presentation.


Sorghum And Pearl Millet Seed Value Chains In Zambia: Opportunities And Challenges For Smallholder Farmers, Priscilla Hamukwala 2010 University of Zambia

Sorghum And Pearl Millet Seed Value Chains In Zambia: Opportunities And Challenges For Smallholder Farmers, Priscilla Hamukwala

INTSORMIL Presentations

Sorghum and pearl millet rank second and third, respectively, as important staple cereals after maize.

-There are new market developments in the beer industry requiring farmers to increase productivity and production

-These markets can significantly affect access to improved seed, and thus increase decisions on utilization

-Even though market developments indicate great potential for the two crops, their supply has remained erratic

-There was need therefore to identify the constraining factors to steady supply of sorghum & millet grain through conducting a seed value chain

-Little is known about the existing seed acquisition channels, extent of utilization, how they function and ...


Feasibility Study Of An Enomatic Wine Bar In San Luis Obispo, Eric Daniel Maida 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Feasibility Study Of An Enomatic Wine Bar In San Luis Obispo, Eric Daniel Maida

Agribusiness

The purpose of this project was to determine whether it would be feasible to open an Enomatic Wine Bar in downtown San Luis Obispo.

There were two major costs involved in this project, the development of the facility and the operation of the business. Once all of the costs were determined, they were entered into an Excel spreadsheet providing the Enomatic Wine Bar Budget and the Income Statement. From the Enomatic Wine Bar Budget and the Income Statement a Return on Investment of 27% was realized.

Using the figures from the Enomatic Wine Bar Budget and the Income Statement, it ...


Feasibility Of Operating A Training Facility On The Central Coast, Katrina Young 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Feasibility Of Operating A Training Facility On The Central Coast, Katrina Young

Agribusiness

No abstract provided.


A Cost Benefit Analysis Of Utilizing Solar Panels On Bates Nut Farm, Brandon Walter Ness 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Cost Benefit Analysis Of Utilizing Solar Panels On Bates Nut Farm, Brandon Walter Ness

Agribusiness

No abstract provided.


Optimal Palm Oil Processing Plant Size In South Sumatera, Shelly V. Gozali 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Optimal Palm Oil Processing Plant Size In South Sumatera, Shelly V. Gozali

Agribusiness

This study was conducted to determine if the palm oil processing plant with a capacity of thirty tons per hour is the optimal size for the Sutopo Lestari Jaya Company. This report represents two important techniques when performing the analysis. A net present value has been calculated in determining the feasibility of the palm oil processing plant in the next ten years after it is built. A break-even analysis has been performed to determine the number of units produced to cover the fixed cost after the processing plant operates.

It is concluded that the processing plant with a capacity of ...


Financial Feasibility Analysis Of A Custom Harvesting Business Of Wine Grapes In Fresno County, Jacob Constance 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Financial Feasibility Analysis Of A Custom Harvesting Business Of Wine Grapes In Fresno County, Jacob Constance

Agribusiness

This study was undertaken to determine if it was financially feasible to start a custom harvesting business of wine grapes in Fresno County. A fully amortizing loan for $120,000 was taken out at a four percent interest rate and loan term of five years. The custom harvesting business in Fresno County was analyzed using capital budgeting techniques and forecasted financial documents. It is concluded to be profitable over an eight year span to establish and maintain a machine harvesting business based on the investment analysis that provides a net present value of $69,450.37 at a discount rate ...


Observational Study Of Retail Wine Venues In San Luis Obispo In Relation To Shelf Space And The Amount Of Wine Sold, J. (James) Calvin Mead 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Observational Study Of Retail Wine Venues In San Luis Obispo In Relation To Shelf Space And The Amount Of Wine Sold, J. (James) Calvin Mead

Agribusiness

This study was conducted in order to gain valuable information related to the retail wine industry and find similarities and differences in wine shelf space from store to store. All the stores were unique to some degree, but they also shared several aspects of the wine display. For example, some stores were similar in relation to the number of wine brands they offered, structure of the wine displays, prices of wines, types of promotions, types of packaging, number of sections based on varietals or countries, and overall ratings. Averages, frequencies, one-way analyses, multiple comparisons, and descriptive statistics were all calculated ...


Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area Market Analysis, Joshua Chapman 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area Market Analysis, Joshua Chapman

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The following Market Analysis is an analysis of the Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area. The analysis is divided into the following four sections: ♦ Planning Context ♦ Real Estate Market Conditions ♦ Emerging Market Opportunities & Case Studies ♦ Conclusion The report serves as an opportunity to aide stakeholders of the Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project Area. Stakeholders include residents, business owners, the City of Sacramento, County of Sacramento, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), and the North Franklin District Business Association (NFDBA). The stakeholders are continually searching for data and creative examples of how to transform the area into a premier “urban” destination in the ...


Japanese Business And Tennessee: A Look At The Past, Present, And Future, Paul D. Weiler 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Japanese Business And Tennessee: A Look At The Past, Present, And Future, Paul D. Weiler

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Poverty, Development, And Environment, Edward B. Barbier 2010 University of Wyoming

Poverty, Development, And Environment, Edward B. Barbier

Economics and Finance Faculty Publications

This paper examines the complex relationship that exists between poverty and natural resource degradation in developing countries. The rural poor are often concentrated in fragile, or less favorable, environmental areas. Consequently, their livelihoods can be intimately dependent on natural resource use and ecosystem services. The relationship between poverty and natural resource degradation may depend on a complex range of choices and tradeoffs available to the poor, which in the absence of capital, labor, and land markets, is affected by their access to outside employment and any natural resource endowments. The paper develops a poverty-environment model to characterize some of these ...


Going Global With Innovations From Emerging Economies: Investment In Customer Support Capabilities Pays Off, Susanna Khavul, Mark Peterson, Drake Mullens, Abdul A. Rasheed 2010 University of Texas at Arlington

Going Global With Innovations From Emerging Economies: Investment In Customer Support Capabilities Pays Off, Susanna Khavul, Mark Peterson, Drake Mullens, Abdul A. Rasheed

Management and Marketing Faculty Publications

Globalization of innovation calls for entrepreneurial new ventures from emerging economies to develop customer-focused dynamic capabilities. The authors argue that firms with proprietary technology and a strategic intent to internationalize invest in international customer support capabilities to satisfy the demands of their most important international customers. Using a unique sample of 173 international new ventures from China and India, the authors show that such investments are associated with improved organizational learning and performance. The results suggest that globalization pays off when entrepreneurial firms from emerging economies invest in ongoing support of their most important international customers.


Consumers' Attitudes Towards Traceability Of Food And Meat Products, Kulmani Rana 2010 Western Michigan University

Consumers' Attitudes Towards Traceability Of Food And Meat Products, Kulmani Rana

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to survey consumers on their support for Radio Frequency Identification tags on fruit and vegetable containers and their willingness to pay for traceability of meat products. Ironically, there is no single universally accepted definition of traceability. There is evidence that the US has fallen behind its major trading partners in terms of implementing a nationwide food traceability system. Researchers in the past have concluded that consumers' WTP for traceability increases significantly when bundled with additional assurances. There is real concern among consumers about implementation of traceability systems in food as well as meat products ...


Army Supply Chain Management: Trends And Parellels With Industry, Matthew C. Olson 2010 Western Michigan University

Army Supply Chain Management: Trends And Parellels With Industry, Matthew C. Olson

Honors Theses

Documents assembled as part of a supply chain management study to compare the tools and concepts used by private industry with the public sector, specifically the Department of Defense and the United States Army.


December 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal 2010 California State University, San Bernardino

December 2010, Inland Empire Business Journal

Inland Empire Business Journal

What Planet Are You On? Six Steps to Simplify Remote Management Managing people and projects from different cities, states, time zones, or countries is infinitely more difficult. You might as well be on different planets. Jim Bain gives us some tips that can make sure that they are on the same planet as their remote team members

The Impact of Caregiving on Business Did you know that the average cost to employers per working caregiver is $2,110 per year. This costs U.S. employers $33 billion a year. However, programs designed to help employees deal with eldercare and other ...


Bridging Aficionados’ Perceptual And Conceptual Knowledge To Enhance How They Learn From Experience, Kathryn A. LaTour, Michael S. LaTour 2010 Cornell University

Bridging Aficionados’ Perceptual And Conceptual Knowledge To Enhance How They Learn From Experience, Kathryn A. Latour, Michael S. Latour

Articles and Chapters

The aficionado consumer is one who consumes and enjoys a hedonic product regularly but has failed to obtain product expertise from his/her many experiences. We conceptualize the aficionado as having asymmetric perceptual and conceptual knowledge and posit that when these two types of knowledge are bridged with a sensory consumption vocabulary, the aficionados are better able to learn from their experiences. In experiment 1, we find that providing aficionados a cross-modal learning tool (wine aroma wheel) during their tasting helps them strengthen their experiential memory and withstand influence from misleading marketing communications. We also find that when aficionados are ...


Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church 2010 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Two Essays On The Accounting Treatment For Information Technology Expenditures, Kimberly Swanson Church

Theses and Dissertations

The current accounting measurement and reporting system is ill-equipped to provide intangible investment information that is decision useful for stakeholders in the information economy. Potentially relevant intangible items are not reported on the balance sheet, since current standards mandate the immediate expensing of these intangible items. Presumably FASB's uncertainty with the fundamental issues of extent and timing of future benefits to the firm has led to concerns with relevance, reliability, and objectivity of capitalizing some intangibles, which results in potential long term value generating expenditures being immediately expensed on the income statement. Prior research has demonstrated extent and timing ...


Public Or Private? The Hospitality Investment Decision, Qingzhong Ma Ph.D., Athena Wei Zhang Ph.D. 2010 Cornell University

Public Or Private? The Hospitality Investment Decision, Qingzhong Ma Ph.D., Athena Wei Zhang Ph.D.

Center for Hospitality Research Publications

As the economic recession gradually recedes, companies with sufficient capital have numerous investment opportunities. The question is what type of lodging assets are appropriate for investment, in terms of value creation. In this report we examine the choice between listed lodging assets (publicly traded firms) and those that are unlisted (privately held standalone companies or subsidiaries). Based on a large sample of acquisitions in the lodging industry from 1981 to 2006, where both listed and unlisted lodging assets are involved in the transactions, our results strongly suggest that acquisitions of unlisted lodging assets create more value to the acquiring shareholders ...


The Determinants Of Entrepreneurial Income In South Carolina, Devin Swindall 2010 Clemson University

The Determinants Of Entrepreneurial Income In South Carolina, Devin Swindall

All Theses

Supporters claim that entrepreneurship is critical to building and sustaining the economy of urban and rural areas across the nation. Proponents argue that economic development practices that enhance and support entrepreneurship are essential because they cultivate innovation which, in turn, provides the area with new jobs, new wealth, and a better quality of life. However, self-employment income growth in South Carolina in particular and in the United States in general has lagged growth in income from other sources. This fact raises the need to study the determinants of self-employed income. Using the literature as a guide, a conceptual model was ...


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