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Joshua D. Detre – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Are Agribusiness stocks an investor safe haven
    Agricultural Finance Review, 2014
    Co-Authors: Jeremy M. D’antoni, Joshua D. Detre

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    Purpose – – The purpose of this paper is to determine how an index of Agribusiness stocks performs relative to the SP as such, the authors would like to extend the research to have a more global approach. Practical implications – – The findings suggest that investors who are looking to a broad-based Agribusiness stock index to provide more diversification in their portfolio, may find it unattractive from a both a risk management and profit maximizing perspective. However, that does not mean that the Agribusiness stock index might be an affective complement to a portfolio that contains multiple other assets classes. Originality/value – – The issue of correlation convergence during financial crises is one of great concern to investors. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first paper that uses copulas to evaluate the role of Agribusiness stocks in an investor’s portfolio.

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  • Determining the Nature of Dependency between Agribusiness and Non-Agribusiness Stocks
    , 2013
    Co-Authors: Jeremy M. D'antoni, Joshua D. Detre

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    During the financial downturn of 2008, asset classes that investors traditionally found to have low correlation with U.S. stocks became more highly correlated at the most inopportune time. Post-downturn, investors increasingly looked for alternative assets that offer diversification benefits, one of which being farmland. One of the challenges of investing in farmland is that the asset is not a securitized, low-cost investment. The current research investigates the whether exposure to farmland via an index of Agribusiness stocks provides significant diversification benefits. We estimated the dependence between daily returns of the S&P 500 and an index of Agribusiness stocks from 1970 through 2008 using copulas. We find significant evidence that Agribusiness stocks have strong lower tail dependence with large U.S. stocks and are actually less correlated in the upper tail of the distribution. Meaning, the Agribusiness index moves in near lockstep with U.S. stocks in downturns and more independently in large upswings. This provides little evidence to support the investment strategy of purchasing Agribusiness stocks broadly to gain exposure to farmland.

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  • Academic Perspectives on Agribusiness: An International Survey
    The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2011
    Co-Authors: Joshua D. Detre, Michael A. Gunderson, Whitney O. Peake, Frank J. Dooley

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    Through an international survey of agricultural economists, we shed new light on perceptions about Agribusiness education, research, grantsmanship, and outreach. Results indicate that de-partments expect Agribusiness faculty to teach more courses, yet maintain research expecta-tions for Agribusiness faculty similar to those of their non-Agribusiness peers. As a result, agri-business faculty have lowered their engagement in Agribusiness extension programs. Moreover, evidence suggests an increasing trend in the amount of grant dollars obtained and the number of refereed publications reported at the time of tenure evaluation, while the number of non-refereed publications has declined. Finally, results indicate that specialized journals, such as the IFAMR, have improved their importance as outlets for Agribusiness research.

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Isabel Vogel – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • women and Agribusiness an overview
    , 1999
    Co-Authors: Stephanie Barrientos, Ann Matear, Isabel Vogel

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    Agribusiness, over the past decade or more, has stimulated an increase in female employment in many countries, not only Chile. In order to analyse the integration of women into Chilean fruit exports, we need to explore some of the broader analytical issues connected with the insertion of female labour into Agribusiness. This enables us to draw together the various dimensions relevant to understanding the issues. There are a number of important case studies on women and Agribusiness (for example Arizpe and Aranda 1981 and 1986; Barron 1994; Collins 1993; Kritzinger and Vorster 1996; Macintosh 1989; Marcus 1989), and some comparative studies (Barrientos and Perrons 1996 and 1998; Jarosz 1996). However, the development of a broader analytical framework, which links gender and Agribusiness in developing countries, remains an area that needs further research (Raynolds 1991), and often the literature on Agribusiness itself tends to ignore the gender dimension (Bernstein et al. 1990). While this chapter considers some of the broader analytical issues, our purpose is to obtain further insights into our particular case study rather than develop a generalised perspective, although we hope the issues we raise will help contribute to the latter.

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  • Women and Agribusiness — an Overview
    Women and Agribusiness, 1999
    Co-Authors: Stephanie Barrientos, Ann Matear, Anna Bee, Isabel Vogel

    Abstract:

    Agribusiness, over the past decade or more, has stimulated an increase in female employment in many countries, not only Chile. In order to analyse the integration of women into Chilean fruit exports, we need to explore some of the broader analytical issues connected with the insertion of female labour into Agribusiness. This enables us to draw together the various dimensions relevant to understanding the issues. There are a number of important case studies on women and Agribusiness (for example Arizpe and Aranda 1981 and 1986; Barron 1994; Collins 1993; Kritzinger and Vorster 1996; Macintosh 1989; Marcus 1989), and some comparative studies (Barrientos and Perrons 1996 and 1998; Jarosz 1996). However, the development of a broader analytical framework, which links gender and Agribusiness in developing countries, remains an area that needs further research (Raynolds 1991), and often the literature on Agribusiness itself tends to ignore the gender dimension (Bernstein et al. 1990). While this chapter considers some of the broader analytical issues, our purpose is to obtain further insights into our particular case study rather than develop a generalised perspective, although we hope the issues we raise will help contribute to the latter.

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Sukhpal Singh – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Agribusiness Franchising in India: Experience and Potential
    , 2014
    Co-Authors: Sukhpal Singh

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    Agribusiness or agricultural franchising is quite new in India, though it is quite commonly used in other businesses like fast food, hotel and other service industries where service quality is crucial to maintain brand equity. There have been only a few experiments in this field in the recent past by some corporate agencies, both private and public. This paper locates the rationale for franchising in Agribusiness from global literature and from the Indian smallholder agricultural context where other ways of reaching small farmers or linking them with markets have not worked. It then analyses a few cases of failure and success in franchising in Agribusiness by corporate agencies and compares and contrasts them for inferring on better management of franchising and its wider applicability in the Indian Agribusiness context.

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  • Agribusiness in South Asia: A Fact Sheet
    , 2010
    Co-Authors: Sukhpal Singh

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    Agribusiness is the single largest sector of the economy in many developing countries and is growing fast. The present paper examines the situation of Agribusiness in different countries of South Asia.

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