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Title:Production Responsibility Centre and Productivity Information: An Integrated Approach to Resolving Incongruences in the Public Agricultural Corporations in the Sudan: The Case of the Gezira Scheme
Author:Abdalla, Abdalla K.
Year:1999
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:15
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:17-41
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Sudan
Northeast Africa
Subjects:agricultural projects
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics, Commerce
productivity
Agricultural enterprises
Measurement systems
Economic evaluation
Management techniques
Gezira Irrigation Scheme
Abstract:Public agricultural corporations, which are triple partnerships between the government, tenants, and managing boards, represent the core of the agricultural sector in Sudan. They are production-oriented organizations pursuing developmental and social objectives as well as financial ones. At present, managerial performance is evaluated in terms of physical productivity of crops. This is inappropriate and fails to provide relevant information for planning and control. What is needed is an integrated approach that takes into account financial and productivity measures simultaneously and considers them jointly. Such an approach may minimize the incongruences in goals and risks between the different parties involved, as well as resolve incongruences between performance measures at the macroeconomic level and the level of the organization or firm. The practicability and usefulness of an integrated production responsibility centre approach is examined with regard to the Gezira Scheme. Bibliogr., sum.
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