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Agribusiness

A general term for all companies and business that engage in agriculture or food processing. Agribusiness includes farms, ranches, grocers, processing centers such as slaughterhouses, and so forth. While the term is used within agribusiness to describe itself, it often has a negative connotation describing corporate farms (as opposed to family farms). It is sometimes associated with practices deemed unethical by some, such as not giving animals sufficient space to move around before they are slaughtered. However, the term also correctly applies to food cooperatives and even family farms themselves.
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For example, Harling (1988) indicated that agribusinesses with high returns on assets have more diversified product lines, are superior at controlling general expenses, and have fewer assets.
Competitiveness is a tool for agribusinesses to continuously exploit the local and/or global market reality, including uneven economic "playing fields," for gain relative to other competitors.
The secure online grain marketing solution leverages the relationships DTN has with farmers and agribusinesses to offer producers an increased number of selling options, while providing agribusinesses with an expanded origination circle.
Agribusinesses are often family-owned enterprises, mostly involved in agro-industrial processing of local raw materials, such as taro and coconut, supplied by smallholder families.
It also allows agribusinesses to offer producers a 24-hour storefront.
The project has now partnered with four commercial banks to provide suitable and affordable financial services to participating agribusinesses.
Ten years later, Holaday was appointed plantation general manager of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and shortly after assumed responsibility for the balance of A&B's agribusinesses, including Kauai Coffee Company, Inc.
The new Albania Agribusiness Support Facility, launched by the EBRD and the government of Albania, is addressing this challenge by improving access to finance for local agribusinesses through dedicated credit lines or by sharing the risk of lending to the agribusiness sector.
Working together with local agribusinesses and universities can help us replicate a successful research-to-business collaboration.
Products: Business solutions for agribusinesses and food chain companies; training, consulting, market research and field investigation
AGRIS is the leading provider of information technology products and services to agribusinesses.