Business Planning in Animal-husbandry

    Rural population of any country produces the main part of food stuffs. However, they pay little attention to the problems of economic activity planning for short-term and long-term periods. It is necessary to have certain skills for correct business planning. These instruments allow rural entrepreneurs, including farmers, plan their economic activity clearly and effectively, constantly collecting and analyzing the information on both state of target markets and perspectives and possibilities of their own entities.
    The skills of business planning have become very important in cattle-breeding branch of the Uzbekistan agriculture. Just this sector is one of the largest sources of food stuffs and cash incomes of the rural population of the country. The seminar-training on the ‘Principles of Planning as the Instrument of Animal-husbandry Economy Development’ devoted to this topic was held at the building of the Tashkent State Agrarian University on 29 September. The seminar-training was organized within the framework of the UNO Development Program, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Israeli Agency on International Cooperation for Development MASHAV joint project ‘Support of the Sustainable Development of Animal-husbandry in Uzbekistan’.
`    Representatives of the Ministry of  Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, specialists in the field of animal-husbandry, farmers, dekhkanins (peasants), milk processors and private entrepreneurs took part in the seminar-training.
    The participants of the seminar discussed the theoretical basis of business-planning and its practical aspects. Gulchekhra Nasirlaeva, the leading expert in the field of business-planning, member of the Association of business-consultants of Uzbekistan chaired this seminar-training. In particular, she said: “Every entity, starting its work, should have clear understanding of the perspective needs in financial, material, human and intellectual resources, sources of their receiving and should be able to precisely calculate the efficient disposal of available funds. On the whole, it is better not to start economic activity without a business plan, because the risk of failure in this case is very big”.
   The participants prepared base of the three business-plans for the entities on milk processing, storing of dried fruits and baking of bread.
    Discussion of bank lending procedures raised the big interest of the seminar’s participants. In the course of this discussion they received practical recommendations on effective preparation of credit documentation and privilege credits in the field of the agro-industrial complex.
    At the end of the seminar Guljamila Tursumova, the chief accountant of the farming entity ‘Jamol’, made her presentation. This farming entity located in the Kuyichirik district of the Tashkent province is the pilot entity of the project. G.Tursunova shared the practical experience of business-planning in farming entity with the participants of this seminar.
    As a result, the participants of the seminar-training obtained the skills of  business-planning that help them to work out the development plan of an agricultural entity, assess the cost-effectiveness of a production in advance, attract necessary funds, envisage involved risks and answer the main question – if the animal-husbandry is worth investing .

R.Ibragimov
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