Project is the essential element for agricultural development. Agricultural project is an investment activity where we spend capital resources to create a productive asset for realizing benefits over time. Agriculture is the emerging growing sector contributing towards improving farm incomes, enhancing food and nutritional security, reducing rural poverty and accelerating the overall economic growth of our country.There is considerable emphasis on enhancing agricultural growth through effective project management in the areas of technological changes, area expansion, cropping intensity and value addition by attracting private investment in agro-processing sector. Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
The book represents the synopsis of the project management in agriculture. The book is divided into ten chapters that dealing with all the relevant topics in the field agricultural project and its' management. This book provides basic knowledge about project identification, formulation, analysis, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, that will be helpful for effective project evaluation and it's management in agricultural development. Chapters listed in the book deals with project cycle, project design, market and demand analysis, analysis of stakeholders and appraisal techniques etc. in an agricultural project. The book encourages the reader to treasure and periodically refer this book as it is a rare collection of what is found generally in the literature.
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1. Project and Project Management
2. Pre Feasibility Study and Project Cycle
3. Project Design
4. Market and Demand Analysis
5. Stakeholders Analysis
9. Project Appraisal Techniques
10. Functions of Management