Economic efficiency of investments in the blueberry orchard establishment
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Investments in the new orchard establishment are characterized by a number of specific features resulting from The biological nature of cultivated fruit crops. The timeline of the investment and the orchard exploitation, the amount of investment, and the revenue and expenditure are crucial when making decisions regarding an investment and assessing its effectiveness. Blueberry plants in commercial orchards may last for decades, compared to most other fruit crops, have a relatively low maintenance costs. However, when it comes to investments in the plantation establishment, blueberries are one of the most expensive fruit crops. This paper analyses the economic efficiency of investment in an establishment of one hectare of blueberry plantation on a family farm. Static and dynamic performance indicators were used to calculate the economic feasibility of the investment All the conducted analyses and assessments indicate that the total investment in blueberry orchard establishment is econom...ically viable.
Keywords:Blueberry / Economic efficiency / Investments / Orchard
Source:International Journal of Agricultural and Statistical Sciences, 2013, 9, 2, 563-573
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