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Introduction to agribusiness management- definition, Scope and importance; concept of business management
Basic concept and definitions of firms, plant, industry and their interrelationships with respect to agricultural production
Agribusiness environment, management systems, and managerial decisions
Cooperatives- concept, definitions, role, organization, structure, cooperative law and bylaws, developing agriculture cooperatives, cooperative marketing, cooperative farming
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  1. Government policy (no legal binding and improper govt. policy):

– In Nepal, policy formulation only for periodic plan and failure of policy due to change in government structure.

–  Implementation rate of policy is very low due to political instability.

– Policy follow top to bottom approach rather bottom to top approach

– Government policies are very ambitious.

  1. Lack of information/awareness among producers and traders (less research & extension):

– Lack of market information about price, quality produced, quantity produced, etc. this is due to failure of the government information sector.

  1. Lack of quality inputs:

– Quality: fertilizer, seed imported from India,

– Quantity: fertilizer, seed, irrigation are not in sufficient quantity and Time: whether in right time or not?

– Poor distribution of fertilizer, seeds, etc.

  1. Traditional philosophy of farming (i.e. subsistence in nature):

– Muscle drain (flow of young people for luxurious work/blue color work) and brain drain problems.

– So our farming system is dominated by traditional farmers and they are reluctant to use new technology and marketing then farm commercialization/mechanization is very low.

  1. Uneconomic size of land holding:

–  The subsistence orientation of Nepalese farmers limits contribution to income growth and poverty reduction.

  1. Open border system:

– For example, India buys our rice in Magsir and sells us in scarce period.

  1. Political instability/liquidity:

  1. Lack of appropriate technology:

  1. Poor adoption of technology (late majority and laggards adopters):

  1. Topography (irrigation , transportation, landslides, flooding):

– Undulated land structure and provide us climate diversity, but it is difficult for infrastructure construction.

– Furthermore, economic life of assets (roads, machines, building) is very low.

  1. Lack of well developed transportation and communication facilities:

  1. Lack of credit (quality, quantity and time):

– Processing plant, quality improvement, time efficiency, etc. are required credit.

– Our financing structure divert from agriculture to non-agriculture sector due to very poor recovery percentage (less than 60%).

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