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Benchmarking in food and farming [electronic resource] : creating sustainable change / [edited by] Lisa Jack.

Contributor(s): Jack, Lisa.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gower sustainable food chains series.Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, c2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 132 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780566091841 (electronic bk.); 0566091844 (electronic bk.); 9780566088353 (Cloth); 0566088355 (Cloth).Subject(s): Agricultural industries -- Management | Food industry and trade -- Management | Benchmarking (Management) | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Benchmarking in food and farming.DDC classification: 630.68/5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Ch. 1. Sustainable Change and Benchmarking in the Food Supply Chain / Lisa Jack and Julie Boone -- pt. 1. Benchmarks for Comparing Farm Performance -- Ch. 2. Benchmarks and Yardsticks: Mass Participation Benchmarking in Farming -- Ch. 3. Best Practice in Mass Participation Benchmarking / Sarah Thelwall -- Ch. 4. DairyBase: Building a Best Practice Benchmarking System / Nicola Shadbolt -- pt. 2. Benchmarking for Better Practice in Farming -- Ch. 5. Benchmarking Clubs and Business Improvement Groups -- Ch. 6. Farm Benchmarking in the UK: An Assessment by the Food Chain Centre, 2002-7 / Peter Whitehead -- pt. 3. Environmental Benchmarking in Food and Farming -- Ch. 7. Standards, Indices and Targets for Environmental Performance -- Ch. 8. Farmer Learning in Benchmarking for Environmental Sustainability / Sue Kilpatrick -- pt. 4. Benchmarking for Best Practice: Innovative Practice and Future Developments in Food and Farming -- Ch. 9. Process Benchmarking and Other Developments in Agriculture -- Ch. 10. The Balanced Scorecard in Food and Farming Nicolo Sluuibott -- Ch. 11. Conclusion: Creating Sustainable Change through Benchmarking in Food and Farming.
Summary: At a time in which farmers and their advisors are keen to make greater use of performance information for survival and growth, Lisa Jack's book provides an overview of benchmarking practices within and without the agricultural industry and evaluates the potential of these practices to create sustainable innovation in food and farming.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ch. 1. Sustainable Change and Benchmarking in the Food Supply Chain / Lisa Jack and Julie Boone -- pt. 1. Benchmarks for Comparing Farm Performance -- Ch. 2. Benchmarks and Yardsticks: Mass Participation Benchmarking in Farming -- Ch. 3. Best Practice in Mass Participation Benchmarking / Sarah Thelwall -- Ch. 4. DairyBase: Building a Best Practice Benchmarking System / Nicola Shadbolt -- pt. 2. Benchmarking for Better Practice in Farming -- Ch. 5. Benchmarking Clubs and Business Improvement Groups -- Ch. 6. Farm Benchmarking in the UK: An Assessment by the Food Chain Centre, 2002-7 / Peter Whitehead -- pt. 3. Environmental Benchmarking in Food and Farming -- Ch. 7. Standards, Indices and Targets for Environmental Performance -- Ch. 8. Farmer Learning in Benchmarking for Environmental Sustainability / Sue Kilpatrick -- pt. 4. Benchmarking for Best Practice: Innovative Practice and Future Developments in Food and Farming -- Ch. 9. Process Benchmarking and Other Developments in Agriculture -- Ch. 10. The Balanced Scorecard in Food and Farming Nicolo Sluuibott -- Ch. 11. Conclusion: Creating Sustainable Change through Benchmarking in Food and Farming.

At a time in which farmers and their advisors are keen to make greater use of performance information for survival and growth, Lisa Jack's book provides an overview of benchmarking practices within and without the agricultural industry and evaluates the potential of these practices to create sustainable innovation in food and farming.

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