Agricultural Project Management

Monitoring and Control of Implementation

  • Peter Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-19
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    Pages 20-47
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    Pages 48-60
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    Pages 61-81
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    Pages 82-96
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    Pages 145-172
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    Pages 173-185
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 187-190

About this book


I first became interested in the methods of planning the sequence and timing of jobs on large-scale development projects, as a field officer involved in planning and implementing mechanised farming schemes in Uganda in the mid-sixties. This interest was reinforced by experience of agro-industrial projects in both Nigeria and Iran, when it became obvious that the lax traditional methods of both planning and controll­ ing the implementation of agricultural and other rural development projects were very ineffective compared with those already in use in other disciplines. An extended spell as Resident Adviser on a World Bank project to strengthen planning and project management services in the agricultural sector in Sind Province, Pakistan, stimulated this interest further, and gave opportunities to develop the use of improved methods on some very complex schemes. This book summarises the experience gained in adapting critical path methods, well established in other fields, to Third World development projects, with their peculiar problems. It would not have been possible to reach this point without the help and stimulation of discussions with a large number of colleagues, includ­ ing John Joyce (then of Hunting Technical Services), Hatsuya Azumi (World Bank), and-particularly-Zaffar Sohrwardy and Akhtar Ali of Aarkays Associates in Karachi, during our work together. My thanks are also due to Yasin Mohammed, who typed most of the original draft; Anwar Mohammed and Irene Mills for final typing; and to my wife, Jill, for drawing the original figures.


agriculture project management

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Smith
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  1. 1.Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Agricultural StrategyReading UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-5935-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5933-3
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