oa South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - South African farmers' needs for agricultural data
|Article Title||South African farmers' needs for agricultural data|
|© Publisher:||University of Pretoria|
|Journal||South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Agricultural Economics, University of the Free State **Uni Grain Trading Company and University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Jun 2001|
|Pages||316 - 331|
|Keyword(s)||Agricultural data, Agriculture, Crop inputs, Decision making, Economics, Employment, Exports, Farmers, Field crops, Imports, Information systems, JEL, Livestock products, N 57, Needs, Producer prices and South Africa|
ISI Social Science
Data on agriculture are required by decision-makers, including farmers, to solve problems and make business decisions. The needs of decision-makers have changed over time. Since information systems are designed to aid decision makers, their needs should be determined. A mail survey among farmers indicated that they are chiefly interested in information regarding producer prices, prices of field crop inputs and statistics on imports and exports of livestock products. There is also interest in employment data and statistics on economic, institutional and infrastructural matters.
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