Better Farming Series 10 - The Farm Business Survey (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)
 Part 2 - The farm business survey
 (introduction...) Why make a farm business survey? A farmer should know the size of his fields How to reckon the length and width of a field How to reckon the area of a field How to measure the weight of a harvest How to reckon the yield per hectare How to reckon receipts Explanations to help in answering the questionnaire

### How to reckon receipts

The receipts are the money a farmer gets for selling his produce.

Mamadou is a farmer who grows:
0.8 ha of cotton
0.5 ha of groundnuts
0.6 ha of millet
0.4 ha of rice

He weighs all his harvests.
He has harvested;
640 kg cotton
450 kg of groundnuts
420 kg of millet
360 kg of rice
He keeps, to feed his family:
100 kg of groundnuts
360 kg of millet
150 kg of rice

He sells:

 640 kg of cotton at 28 F: 28 x 640 = 17 920 l 350 kg of groundnuts at 17 F: 17 x 350 = 5 950 l 60 kg of millet at 15 F: 15 x 60 = 900 l 210 kg of rice at 20 F: 20 x 210 = 4 200 l

So the farmer's receipts are:

 cotton 17 920 groundnuts 5 950 millet 900 rice4 200 28 970 francs

But the farmer has perhaps sold other things besides his harvests. Perhaps he has sold an ox or a calf, some sheep, chickens, or eggs. Perhaps he sold some okra, pimentoes or tomatoes.

All the other products sold must be added in order to get the farmer's total receipts.