Farm Management Software for Increased Productivity and Competitiveness

Hristoski, Ilija and Kostoska, Olivera and Dimovski, Tome and Kotevski, Zoran (2017) Farm Management Software for Increased Productivity and Competitiveness. In: Proc. of the International Balkan and Near Eastern Social Sciences Congress Series (IBANESS). Namık Kemal University/Turkey, University of Agribusiness and Rural Development/Bulgaria, University "St. Kliment Ohridski" Faculty of Economics/Macedonia, Kirklareli, Turkey, pp. 375-392. ISBN 978-605-67815-0-6


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As world population grows, increases the need for more efficient food production. On the other hand, contemporary farmers are facing a fast-changing business environment, tough market conditions and fierce competition, more than ever before. High exposure to financial risks imposes the need for making better agribusiness-related decisions on all levels and during all phases of food production chain. One way to stay competitive is to incorporate innovative solutions in all phases of the decision-making process. Hence, during recent years, technology-oriented companies, especially those belonging to the ICT sector, are creating a range of agricultural software and hardware, services, farming techniques, and more, all aimed at bringing more data and efficiency to the agricultural and/or agribusiness sector, timely and accurately. Management Information Systems (MIS) refer to computerized data-processing systems, encompassing both hardware and/or software, designed to support the activities of a company or an organizational management. When applied in the agribusiness sector, such systems, also known as farm management information systems (FMIS) or farm management software (FMS), become powerful, yet an indispensable tool for data acquisition, data processing, and reporting needed for successful process management in the agribusiness environment. Based entirely on the extensive use of secondary sources, the paper aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the latest research done on this topic. It also tries to identify the key FMS requirements and presents a general architecture of a two-tiered Web-based FMS solution. Finally, the paper scans the current situation in the Republic of Macedonia vis-à-vis FMS usage, as well as the current status and trends in this expanding field on a global scale.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 09:35

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