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close this bookBetter Farming Series 10 - The Farm Business Survey (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)
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View the document(introduction...)
View the documentWhy make a farm business survey?
View the documentA farmer should know the size of his fields
View the documentHow to reckon the length and width of a field
View the documentHow to reckon the area of a field
View the documentHow to measure the weight of a harvest
View the documentHow to reckon the yield per hectare
View the documentHow to reckon receipts
View the documentExplanations to help in answering the questionnaire

(introduction...)

The study programme for the second- year course is called: the farm business and its animal and vegetable production. We shall deal more particularly with the farm business in this first booklet of the second- year course and in the last booklet of the course. In the other booklets we shall deal with the animal and vegetable production of a farm. In this first booklet, we ask you to make a farm business survey.

What does this mean - "make a survey"?

Making a survey of a farm business means taking stock of a farm and stating what are its means of production.
For instance:

· How many workers are there?
· How many fields are farmed?

What is the area of these fields?
What crops are grown on them?

· What animals belong to the farmer?

How many are there?
Do some animals work in the fields?

· What tools are used?
· What buildings are there?