Performance indicators and benchmarking in Australian agriculture: synthesis and perspectives

Ross Wilson, Alvaro Charry, David Kemp

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Abstract

Performance indicators and benchmarking for Australian Agriculture are disperse methods in the hands of professional farm business consultants and farm business related researchers. Integration and common grounds to standardise the techniques have not been attempted so far. This paper provides an overview of the most common whole farm physical and financial performance indicators and benchmarking practices used in Eastern Australia. The review is organised using a whole-farm family centred approach rather than an enterprise oriented approach. Available information from leading farm business consultants and related researchers has been brought together and the most commonly used physical and financial performance indicators are highlighted. Complementary comments are inserted aiming for an in-depth review of this issue; and the setting of new development proposals to strengthen farm business education, research, consultancy and extension.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalExtension Farming Systems Journal
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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