Hygeia International Essay

1519 Words Aug 6th, 2014 7 Pages
The question now facing Hygeia is whether to integrate forward in Nigeria - that is, actually to produce eggs or meat or to stop with fertile eggs or chicks to be sold to the farmers.
1. Questions on the case:
a) Identify Hygeia's five production policy issues as enumerated in the case?
b) What major problems are likely to confront a foreign company operating in Nigeria?
c) What would you recommend that should be done on this proposal?
2. Without good policies, a business organization will have no sense of direction.
a) What do you understand by policy?
b) Mention and discuss the characteristics of a good and effective policy.
c) What are the advantages of written policy?
3. Effective organizational performance is usually
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Today over three-quarters of the population relies on localized agriculture. The great movement now occurring is from the village to the city, with all the social and economic adjustments tied to such a shift.
The total population growth, and' especially the movement to the cities, has created problems of food supplies, Nigeria has much fertile land, but sugar and cereals are being imported. The village society is unsuited to large-scale agricultural technology, and marketing channels are poorly developed. Particularly serious is the shortage of protein foods. The production of peanuts is rising slowly, but the amount of meat going into markets is stable at best.
Therefore, one facet of the national plan is to increase agricultural output. A system of agricultural agents to advise farmers is being established, some research on products and technology is underway, and loans to farmers are available on favorable terms. A major bottleneck in this effort is trained human resources. The number of experts capable of dealing with local farmers is very limited, and farmers with knowledge, skill, and capital needed for modern agriculture are scarce. As usual, pricing presents a dilemma. High prices, which will stimulate farm output, also lead to high food prices for the city dweller that is already caught in inflation. Nigeria, like the US., has basically a free price system but resorts to some political

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