THE ADOPTION OF CONTROL INSTRUMENTS FOR FARM MANAGEMENT BY HORTICULTURE FARMS IN GERMANY
The horticulture industry has been driven by very fast development over the last decades in Germany. While the production area in Germany is stable and even growing in some sectors, the number of farms is decreasing rapidly. This is resulting in larger farms which utilize more land and employ more personnel. In addition, vertical market coordination is changing due to developments in the retail sector. From a theoretical point of view, these developments call for adjusting the internal organiza¬tion of farms and the adoption of modern control instruments or management tools. To learn more about what control instruments are used by farmers today, what control gaps they experience and what are the barriers and driving forces in adopting new control instruments, we conducted an empirical analysis. The results will provide the basis to develop generic control concepts and recommendations for specific farm groups in the future.
Lentz, W. and Dister, M. (2012). THE ADOPTION OF CONTROL INSTRUMENTS FOR FARM MANAGEMENT BY HORTICULTURE FARMS IN GERMANY. Acta Hortic. 930, 155-160
farm management, control instruments, adoption