kwEconomy of scale?Thu May 10, 2012 7:06pm184.108.40.206The small business is not less stable; and a small farmer certainly can't afford risk. The best business practices will be mutually beneficial to all disciplines.
When within a year over 600 cotton growers in one region in India committed suicide over bad business deals there's a problem. I can't see that Monsanto is at fault (which is insinuated in the report) from an economies of scale viewpoint.
Anyhow, thanks for the chat. Take care! : )
- There is economy to scale... Sprout, Thu May 10 5:49amMaking a living does not necessarily require a personal risk. RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS does. And that is what a "small farmer" IS doing KW. A small farmer IS running their own business. The smaller... more
- Economy of scale? kw, Thu May 10 7:06pm
- Yes, the small business is less stable... Sprout, Fri May 11 5:40amThey are less stable BECAUSE they cannot afford the risk. The small business IS a higher risk investment. Thus the higher interst rate. Why would one be so foolish as to EMBARK on a business venture... more
- A person who can't afford the risk... kw, Fri May 11 7:56am...won't take the risk. If someone can afford to take a risk, they don't need to. The seed company wants success for the small farmer; and the cotton buyer also depends on that success. If the lender ... more
- Aparently that is not the case...because aparently Sprout, Fri May 11 11:37amsome several hundreds HAVE chosen to take the risk and failed and committed suicide as a result. The small farmer IS the businessman here. If you can't afford the risk, don't try to start a business. ... more
- Farming is a unpredictable risk between the farmers and mother nature. And every year and every region is different. "The small farmer IS the businessman here." That's a very unusual statement, as... more
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