Forschungsprojekte

BAB 015/10: Gross margins and databases for the business planning

Initial situation

Economic and production data on production methods are an important basis for advisory and educational work in agriculture. Until 2008, these data were published in a catalogue within the framework of contribution margin calculations. The users wanted and still want the contribution margin calculations to be made available digitally and to be able to be individually adapted as required.

Objective

The objective of this project is to make contribution margins and data bases for farm planning in Austria freely available in digital form on the Internet. For this purpose, contribution margin calculations for different branches of industry and production processes are programmed on the basis of an Internet-based application. On the basis of predefined settings, it is also possible to make individual adaptations for each company. This project was started in cooperation with the Bavarian State Institute for Agriculture (LfL). The data on which the contribution margin calculations are based come from a wide variety of sources, such as published statistics and reports on market and price information or information from experts. Finally, the data basis and results of the newly developed data bank can also be used for the operational concept within the framework of the Rural Development Programme as well as within the framework of research cooperations.

Status of the project

s of November 2021, the application covers a total of 78 production methods (34 of which are organic). The reprogramming of the procedures in the web application "Angular 2" has also been started.
Within the framework of the EIP project "Income Stabilisation", the IDB applications (interactive contribution margin calculation) serve as the basis for calculating the crop rotation contribution margin. In 2021, the focus was therefore on the discussion and preparation of the new IDB with regard to the interfaces to the application within the framework of the EIP project. The programme areas "Central Input Mask", "Fast Data Entry Mask", "Time Series" and the module "Crop Rotation Contribution Margin" were prepared, programmed and the first tests were carried out.
Work has also begun on designing further procedures for cash crop production and animal husbandry and preparing them for programming in the spreadsheet software "EXCEL".

Work 2022

The preparation and implementation of the reprogramming of the procedures for cash crop production, forage production, animal husbandry and permanent crops in the web application "Angular 2" will be continued.
Within this project, it is also intended that the hitherto historical approach of the IDB will also be directed towards the future. For this purpose, interfaces to websites and databases with forecast prices or suitable solutions for the input of data are to be programmed or set up.
An interface for data retrieval is being programmed for the "Klilasz Project (Climate Protection and Agricultural Scenarios - Investigation of Measures for Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Austria)". This interface should also be usable for other problems.
In addition, work is being done on the implementation of new procedures.
The regular maintenance of operating resource costs, price and yield data for updating the periods under consideration represent further areas of work. Other important project contents include any necessary further development of existing procedures and possibilities for simpler operation of the application and data entry.

 

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Project Leader

GAHLEITNER, Gerhard

DI Gerhard GAHLEITNER

Agricultural Economics and Data Management

Team

DOPPELREITER, Sebastian

DI B.Sc. Sebastian Doppelreiter

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
HAMBRUSCH, Josef

DI Dipl.-Päd. Ing. Josef HAMBRUSCH

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
HORVATH, Monika

Monika HORVATH

Rural Sociology and Library
LEIDWEIN, Alex

Alex LEIDWEIN

Data pool
MARIA, Richard

B.Sc. Richard MARIA

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
SKIDMORE, Thomas

B.Sc. Thomas SKIDMORE

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
STELZER, Christoph

DI B.Sc. Christoph STELZER

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
WEIGL, Martin

DI Martin WEIGL

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
PLANKENSTEINER, Tobias

Dipl.Ing. Tobias PLANKENSTEINER

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
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