Agribusiness Project Appraisal: Theory and Applications
By Joseph P. Hella & Daniel W. Ndyetabula
Agribusiness Project Appraisal is probably the first context-specific book to provide a methodology for managing projects in agriculture in Tanzania. It gives advice and support on how to carry out project planning, execution and evaluation. The emphasis of the book is on achieving a thorough and rigorous social and economic analysis through systematic procedures appropriate to project management. Some of the themes covered include:
·Key concepts in project planning.
·The log-frame approach to project management
·Cost- Benefit Analysis of a project
·Techniques of project analysis
·Implementation of a project and
·Project monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
Whether new or experienced in project management, readers will find this book an invaluable resource for initiating, planning, executing and closing projects, especially with respect to agribusiness.
Joseph P. Hella (PhD), is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics in the Department of Food and Resource Economics and the former Associate Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). He teaches Project Appraisal and Farm Management to both undergraduate and graduate students. He writes extensively on the agricultural economics of arid and semi-arid climates and climate adaptation in Africa.
Daniel W. Ndyetabula (PhD), is a Lecturer of Business Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and the coordinator of Postgraduate Studies at the School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS) of SUA. He teaches Agribusiness Finance, and Project Appraisal. His current research interests lies on the interplay between agribusiness value chain financing, penetration of processed food into dietary patterns of consumers and innovation, including the role innovation can play in creating a vibrant private sector.