Comparative cost analyses of pepper production under conventional and integrated crop management methods: The case of Strumica region in Republic of Macedonia

Kletnikoski, Petar and Sofijanova, Elenica and Jovanov, Dalibor and Dimovska, Violeta (2013) Comparative cost analyses of pepper production under conventional and integrated crop management methods: The case of Strumica region in Republic of Macedonia. In: Food science, engineering and technologies, 18-19 Oct 2013, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

Pepper is an important export crop in Macedonia. Demand for ICM grown food has been increasing in the last decade. Production costs have been analyzed in several studies using methods as budgeting and approaches as estimation of production, cost, or profit functions. In this study budgeting methods are used in order to analyze the costs and benefits of pepper production under conventional versus integrated crop management (ICM) methods. Data were collected using field studies, applying face– to–face interview method, conducted at the region of Strumica. Time and motion study techniques were used to record machinery use and labor quantities. Records of production inputs and yields were also collected. Results show that ICM systems are more profitable than conventional. Net returns were fairly close to those for conventional and ICM systems. Key Words: Pepper, Conventional methods, Integrated crop management methods (ICM), Production costs, Profitability, Net returns.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Petar Kletnikoski
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2013 15:08
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 15:08
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/7997

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