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Andersen, Glenn and Jansson, Johan, 2010. Används ekonomiska planeringshjälpmedel i lantbruksföretag : beslutsunderlag med hjälp av kalkylmetoder. First cycle, G2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of People and Society



In agricultural educations you learn to use different economic planning tools, as basis for decision. The purpose and goal of this work has been to find out if economic planning tools are used by the farmers in Sweden. We choose to do an investigation through personal interviews, and used an inquiry to get as equivalent answers as possible from the farmers.

This work contains a literature study with relevant facts about the questions that is brought up in the inquiry. This study of literature explains shortly some different calculation methods and bases for decision. It also contains useable information that is important to know before an investment.

The questions that are asked to the farmers have focused on the use of calculation methods and economical planning tools. We wanted to get an overview of what farm firms use as basis for decisions. Therefor the study only contains a few and overall questions. In the investigation, eleven companies with varied econom ic turnover and orientations have As far as possible personal interviews has been done, we choose that method to get as truthful answers as possible. It has also been possible to explain the uestions more thoroughly, to avoid misunderstandings.

Almost every company had more than one production orientation, but common for all companies where that they had some kind of crop cultivation. The main part of the companies had an economic turnover between three and ten million Swedish kronor. In the investigation, most of the companies used some kind of calculation method before an investment. This calculation was mainly performed by the farmers themselves, only a few companies hired
external help. Only a few companies used liquidity calculations, and when it was used it was in connection with larger investments. One interesting result was that the main part of the companies did some kind of sensitivity analysis before an investment. One of the company manager pointed that this was one of the most important aspects in decision making before an investment. Cost accounting for production follow up was used by the main part of the
companies, either in the whole company or in special production branches. All the farmers
answered every question in the inquiry except for the last two questions that was not necessary
because of the answers in the earlier questions.

The uses of economic planning tools are widely extent in farm firms, and that shows that it is important for decision making in the firms.

Main title:Används ekonomiska planeringshjälpmedel i lantbruksföretag
Subtitle:beslutsunderlag med hjälp av kalkylmetoder
Authors:Andersen, Glenn and Jansson, Johan
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:LY007 Agricultural and Rural Management Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of People and Society
Keywords:beslutsunderlag, planeringshjälpmedel, kalkylmetoder
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 14:18
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