Education and Training for Food Security



A guide to marketing costs
and how to calculate them

Prepared by
Andrew W. Shepherd

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007


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Table of contents

Part I   [416Kb]

    Foreword
    Contents

Part II   [512Kb]

    Introduction

Part III   [448Kb]

    1 What are marketing costs and why do they vary?
    2 Produce preparation and packaging costs

Part IV   [672Kb]

    3 Handling costs
    4 Transport costs
    5 Product losses

Part V   [480Kb]

    6 Storage costs
    7 Processing costs
    8 Capital costs
    9 A marketing cost calculation

Part VI   [576Kb]

    10 Marketing margins
    End notes


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