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Agricultural Cost of Production Survey (ACOPS)- 2005


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Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Uses
1.4 Coverage
1.5 Legal authority and confidentiality
1.6 Technical Assistance from FAO
CHAPTER 2 – SURVEY ORGANISATION AND OPERATIONS
2.1 Office organisation
2.2 Field organisation
2.3 Recruitment of field staff
2.4 Training of field staff
2.5 Duties of field staff
2.6 Calendar of activities
2.7 Survey Cost
2.8 Publicity
CHAPTER 3 – CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Concepts and definitions
CHAPTER 4 – SURVEY DOCUMENTS
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Technical Committee
4.3 The questionnaire
4.4 The diary
CHAPTER 5 – SAMPLING DESIGN
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Sample size
5.3 Sampling technique
5.4 Sampling frames

CHAPTER 6 – DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
6.1 Field operations
6.2 Data processing
6.3 Data collection method
CHAPTER 7 – PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATION OF COST COMPONENTS
Procedure for Evaluation of Cost Components
CHAPTER 8 – QUALITY ASSURANCE
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Sources of non-sampling errors and controls
CHAPTER 9 – ANALYSIS OF RESULTS: COST CONCEPTS
9.1 Analytical Approach
9.2 Results of the survey – Island of Mauritius
9.2.1 Foodcrops
9.2.1.1 Profile of holdings
9.2.1.2 Profile of planters
9.2.1.3 Profile of family labour (excluding planter)
9.2.1.4 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (beans)
9.2.1.5 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (brinjal)
9.2.1.6 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (cabbage)
9.2.1.7 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (carrot)
9.2.1.8 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (cauliflower)
9.2.1.9 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (chillies-long)
9.2.1.10 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (cucumber)
9.2.1.11 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (onion)
9.2.1.12 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (potato)
9.2.1.13 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production, average price received by planters (pumpkin)
9.2.1.14 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (tomato)
9.2.2 Tobacco
9.2.2.1 Profile of holdings
9.2.2.2 Profile of planters
9.2.2.3 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (tobacco-Amarello)
9.2.2.4 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (tobacco-Virginia)
9.2.3 Sugarcane
9.2.3.1 Profile of holdings
9.2.3.2 Profile of planters
9.2.3.3 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production, average price received by planters (sugarcane)
9.2.4 Tea
9.2.4.1 Profile of holdings
9.2.4.2 Profile of planters
9.2.4.3 Estimates of yield, hours of work and average price received by planters (tea)
9.2.5 Flowers
9.2.5.1 Profile of holdings
9.2.5.2 Profile of planters
9.2.5.3 Estimates of yield, hours of work and average price received by planters (anthurium)
9.2.5.4 Estimates of yield, hours of work, and average price received by planters (gerbera)
9.2.5.5 Estimates of yield, hours of work, and average price received by planters (rose)
9.3 Results of the survey – Island of Rodrigues
9.3.1 Foodcrops
9.3.1.1 Profile of holdings
9.3.1.2 Profile of planters
9.3.1.3 Profile of family labour (excluding planter)
9.3.1.4 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (beans-dried)
9.3.1.5 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (maize)
9.3.1.6 Estimates of yield, hours of work, cost of production and average price received by planters (onion)

CHAPTER 10 – ANALYSIS OF RESULTS: PRODUCTION STRUCTURE
10.1 Analytical approach
10.2 Result of survey – Island of Mauritius
10.2.1 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of beans
10.2.2 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of brinjal
10.2.3 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of cabbage
10.2.4 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of carrot
10.2.5 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of cauliflower
10.2.6 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of chillies-long
10.2.7 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of cucumber
10.2.8 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of onion
10.2.9 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of potato
10.2.10 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of pumpkin
10.2.11 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of tomato
10.2.12 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of tobacco-Amarello
10.2.13 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of tobacco-Virginia
10.2.14 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of sugarcane
10.2.15 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of tea
10.2.16 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of anthurium
10.2.17 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of gerbera
10.2.18 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of rose
10.3 Result of survey – Island of Rodrigues
10.3.1 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of beans-dried
10.3.2 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of maize
10.3.3 Operation ratio (IC/GO) of onion

CHAPTER 11 – SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Sampling frames
11.3 Workloads
11.4 Replacement of severely damaged crops
APPENDICES - SURVEY DOCUMENTS
Sketch of location
Planner
Diary (D1)
Questionnaire (ACOPS 1)
TABLES
Summary Tables – Island of Mauritius:
Table 1 – Average yield, Hours of work, Cost of production and average price received by planters - Foodcrops
Table 2 – Average yield, Hours of work, Cost of production and average price received by planters – Other crops
Table 3 – Cost Concepts and Intermediate Consumption by crop (per hectare)
Summary Tables – Island of Rodrigues:
Table 4 – Average yield, Hours of work, Cost of production and average price received by planters
Table 5 – Cost Concepts and Intermediate Consumption by crop (per hectare)
Foodcrops – Island of Mauritius:
Table 6 – Number and percentage of field surveyed by crop and zone
Table 7 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land
Table 8 – Percentage distribution of fields by crop with mechanised operation for land preparation
Table 9 – Length of crop cycle
Table 10 – Percentage distribution of planters by membership to Agricultural Association
Table 11 – Percentage distribution of planters by point of purchase of selected inputs
Table 12 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by Irrigation System used
Table 13 – Percentage distribution of irrigated fields by source of water supply
Table 14 – Percentage distribution of planters by age and sex
Table 15 – Percentage distribution of planters by marital status and sex
Table 16 – Percentage distribution of planters by educational attainment and sex
Table 17 – Percentage distribution of planters by employment status and sex
Table 18 – Percentage distribution of planters by occupation group and sex
Table 19 – Distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by age and sex
Table 20 – Percentage distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by marital status and sex
Table 21 – Percentage distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by educational attainment and sex
Table 22 – Distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by occupation and sex
Table 23 – Yield of beans by zone
Table 24 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under beans
Table 25 – Cost of main components per hectare under beans by zone
Table 26 – Cost of main components per kg of beans by zone
Table 27 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of beans by zone
Table 28 – Yield of brinjal by zone
Table 29 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under brinjal
Table 30 – Cost of main components per hectare under brinjal by zone
Table 31 – Cost of main components per kg of brinjal by zone
Table 32 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of brinjal by zone
Table 33 – Yield of cabbage by zone
Table 34 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under cabbage
Table 35 – Cost of main components per hectare under cabbage by zone
Table 36 – Cost of main components per kg of cabbage by zone
Table 37 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of cabbage by zone
Table 38 – Yield of carrot by zone
Table 39 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under carrot
Table 40 – Cost of main components per hectare under carrot by zone
Table 41 – Cost of main components per kg of carrot by zone
Table 42 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of carrot by zone
Table 43 – Yield of cauliflower by zone
Table 44 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under cauliflower
Table 45 – Cost of main components per hectare under cauliflower by zone
Table 46 – Cost of main components per kg of cauliflower by zone
Table 47 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of cauliflower by zone
Table 48 – Yield of chillies-long by zone
Table 49 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under chillies-long
Table 50 – Cost of main components per hectare under chillies-long by zone
Table 51 – Cost of main components per kg of chillies-long by zone
Table 52 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of chillies-long by zone
Table 53 – Yield of cucumber by zone
Table 54 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under cucumber
Table 55 – Cost of main components per hectare under cucumber by zone
Table 56 – Cost of main components per kg of cucumber by zone
Table 57 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of cucumber by zone
Table 58 – Yield of onion by zone
Table 59 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under onion
Table 60 – Cost of main components per hectare under onion by zone
Table 61 – Cost of main components per kg of onion by zone
Table 62 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of onion by zone
Table 63 – Yield of potato by zone
Table 64 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under potato
Table 65 – Cost of main components per hectare under potato by zone
Table 66 – Cost of main components per kg of potato by zone
Table 67 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of potato by zone
Table 68 – Yield of pumpkin by zone
Table 69 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under pumpkin
Table 70 – Cost of main components per hectare under pumpkin by zone
Table 71 – Cost of main components per kg of pumpkin by zone
Table 72 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of pumpkin by zone
Table 73 – Yield of tomato by zone
Table 74 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under tomato
Table 75 – Cost of main components per hectare under tomato by zone
Table 76 – Cost of main components per kg of tomato by zone
Table 77 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of tomato by zone
Other crops – Island of Mauritius:
Table 78 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land (tobacco)
Table 79 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by Irrigation System used (tobacco)
Table 80 – Percentage distribution of irrigated fields by source of water supply (tobacco)
Table 81 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under tobacco-Amarello
Table 82 – Cost of main components per hectare and per kg of tobacco-Amarello
Table 83 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of tobacco-Amarello
Table 84 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under tobacco-Virginia
Table 85 – Cost of main components per hectare and per kg of tobacco-Virginia
Table 86 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of tobacco- Virginia
Table 87 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land (sugarcane)
Table 88 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by Irrigation System used (sugarcane)
Table 89 – Percentage distribution of irrigated fields by source of water supply (sugarcane)
Table 90 – Yield of sugarcane by zone
Table 91 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under sugarcane
Table 92 – Cost of main components per hectare under sugarcane by zone
Table 93 – Cost of main components per tonne of sugarcane by zone
Table 94 – Cost of production and average price received per tonne of sugarcane by zone
Table 95 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land (tea)
Table 96 – Percentage distribution of planters by employment status and sex (tea)
Table 97 – Yield of tea by type of planter
Table 98 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under tea
Table 99 – Average price received per kg of tea by type of planter
Table 100 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land (flowers)
Table 101 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by Irrigation System used (flowers)
Table 102 – Percentage distribution of irrigated fields by source of water supply (flowers)
Table 103 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under anthurium
Table 104 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under gerbera
Table 105 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under rose
Foodcrops – Island of Rodrigues:
Table 106 – Number and percentage of field surveyed by crop
Table 107 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by ownership of land
Table 108 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by type of mechanised operation
Table 109 – Length of crop cycle
Table 110 – Percentage distribution of planters by point of purchase of selected inputs
Table 111 – Percentage distribution of selected fields by Irrigation System used
Table 112 – Percentage distribution of irrigated fields by source of water supply
Table 113 – Percentage distribution of planters by age and sex
Table 114 – Percentage distribution of planters by marital status and sex
Table 115 – Percentage distribution of planters by educational attainment and sex
Table 116 – Percentage distribution of planters by employment status and sex
Table 117 – Distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by age and sex
Table 118 – Percentage distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by marital status and sex
Table 119 – Percentage distribution of family labour (excl. planter) by educational attainment and sex
Table 120 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under beans-dried
Table 121 – Cost of main components per hectare and per kg of beans-dried
Table 122 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of beans-dried
Table 123 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under maize
Table 124 – Cost of main components per hectare and per kg of maize
Table 125 – Cost of production and average price received per kg of maize
Table 126 – Hours of work by field operation per hectare under onion
Table 127 – Cost of main components per hectare and per kg of onion
Table 128– Cost of production and average price received per kg of onion
FIGURES
Figure 1: Gantt chart displaying duration of activities in connection with ACOPS
Island of Mauritius:
Figure 2: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for beans
Figure 3: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for brinjal
Figure 4: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for cabbage
Figure 5: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for carrot
Figure 6: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for cauliflower
Figure 7: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for chillies-long
Figure 8: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for cucumber
Figure 9: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for onion
Figure 10: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for potato
Figure 11: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for pumpkin
Figure 12: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for tomato
Figure 13: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for tobacco-Amarello
Figure 14: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for tobacco-Virginia
Figure 15: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for sugarcane
Figure 16: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for tea
Figure 17: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for anthurium
Figure 18: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for gerbera
Figure 19: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for rose
Figure 20: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for beans (dried)
Figure 21: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for maize
Figure 22: Breakdown of intermediate consumption for onion

BOXES
Box 1: Project value and actual expenditure of ACOPS
Box 2: Cost Concepts