International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

IFAMR Case Study Library 

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Management support for agricultural enterprises: a case study for a fruit-producing company
Leonardo Ensslin, Vinícius Dezem, Ademar Dutra, Sandra R. Ensslin, Karine Somensi   pp. 493–510

Keywords: performance evaluation, fruit production, MCDA-C, multi-criteria

Shaping food systems towards improved nutrition: a case study on Tuscan Bread Protected Designation of Origin
Francesca Galli, Francesca Venturi, Fabio Bartolini, Oriana Gava, Angela Zinnai, Sanmartin Chiara, Gianpaolo Andrich, Gianluca Brunori   pp. 533–552

Keywords: food system, wheat-to-bread chain, nutrition, territoriality, governance

Managing the pork supply chain through a cooperative: the case of Jinzhong Food Co. Ltd. *With Teaching Note
Chen Ji, Fu Jia, Jacques Trienekens pp. 415–426

Keywords: pork supply chain, farmer’s cooperative, case study

Agency costs and organizational architecture of large corporate farms: evidence from Brazil
Fabio Chaddad, Vladislav Valentinov (pp. 201–220)

Keywords: corporate farms, separation of ownership and control, organizational architecture, corporate governance


Fertilizer freight rate disparity in Brazil: a regional approach
Lilian M. de Lima, Lilian de Pelegrini Elias, José V. Caixeta-Filho, and Jamile de Campos Coleti 

Ethanol and sugarcane expansion in Brazil: what is fueling the ethanol industry?   Author video 
Ana Claudia Sant’Anna, Aleksan Shanoyan, Jason Scott Bergtold, Marcellus M. Caldas, and Gabriel Granco 

Slaughterhouse in Southeastern Afghanistan: A Public-Private Partnership
Cheryl Wachenheim

Copersucar: A World Leader in Sugar and Ethanol
Marcos Fava Neves, Allan W. Gray and Brian A. Bourquard


The Case of Valldal Branded Strawberries
Per Engelseth

Red Arrow Products Smokin’ Into the Future: Facing Changing Diets and New Challenges in the Food Industry    Keith D. Harris

Syngenta: Changing a Global Company?

Elizabeth A Yeager, W. Scott Downey, and David A Widmar

A Case Study of Shuanghui International's Strategic Acquisition of Smithfield Foods?

Hongjun Tao and Chaoping Xi

The Case of Strategic Management and Marketing Consulting for ATO: Doing Business in Tajikistan?

Brian K. Coffey


Yealands Wine Group: Balancing Business and Sustainability

Elena Garnevska, Sarah McLaren, and Sayaka Hiroki

The Starting Block: A Case Study of an Incubator Kitchen                                                 
Jenifer Buckley, H. Christopher Peterson and Jim Bingen

Cooperative Innovation: The Case of Team Marketing Alliance, LLC  
Aleksan Shanoyan and Brian Briggeman


Corporate Social Responsibility in Swedish Food Retail: The Case of Tiger Shrimp

Official Case of the IFAMA 2013 International Student Case Competition
Julia Patrizia Rotter and Cecilia Mark-Herbert

Helping Consumers “Know Who Grows” Their Coffee: The Case of THRIVE Farmers Coffee

Norbert L. W. Wilson, Adam Wilson and Keith Whittingham

A Case Study on Building the Certified Angus Beef® Brand

John W. Siebert and Clay Jones

California Water Wars: Tough Choices at Woolf Farming

Official Case of the IFAMA 2010 International Student Case Competition                              
Gregory A. Baker, Alana N. Sampson and Michael J. Harwood

ANZCO Foods Limited: Pursuing the Chinese Market                                                             
Official Case of the IFAMA 2012 International Student Case Competition                                  
Daniel Conforte, Nicky Jones, Nicola M. Shadbolt and Xiaomeng (Sharon) Lucock

Supply Chain Re-engineering in the Fresh Produce Industry: A Case Study of Adani Agrifresh  
Mukesh Pandey, Gregory A. Baker and Deepali Tewari Pandey

Entrepreneurial and Buyer-Driven Local Wine Supply Chains: Case Study of Acres of Land Winery in Kentucky

Blessing M. Maumbe and Cheryl Brown


Driving a Fishery along the Bumpy Ride of Today’s Globalization: The Case of the Australian Southern Rock Lobster Association

Domenico Dentoni, Jianyong Lu, Francis English, Rebecca McBride

VION Food Group: New Challenges

Martijn F. L. Rademakers *Author Video

Grameen Danone Foods Limited (GDF)

Official Case of the IFAMA 2011 International Student Case Competition                            
Jonathan Rodrigues and Gregory Baker *Author Video


New Zealand Wool Inside: A Discussion Case Study

Daniel Conforte, Samuel Dunlop, and Elena Garnevska

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission vs. Marketing Advisory Services, Inc.: A Case Study    Dennis Conley

Processed Chili Peppers for Export Markets: A Capital Budgeting Study on the AgroFood Company

Ayman A. Shelaby, Wael M. Semida, Daniel F. Warnock, and David Hahn

Enterprise Risk Management at Top Agro Inc.  
Francesco Braga


A Guatemalan Soycow Cooperative: Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts?

Meredith Blumthal, Eric. T. Micheels, Nicholas D. Paulson, and Rhett C. Farrell

UNICA: Challenges to Deliver Sustainability in the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry
Fabio R. Chaddad

Bánffi Soda Limited Partnership

Official Case of the IAMA 2009 International Student Case Competition                                  
Imola Kiserdi-Pallo and Gregory A. Baker

Maintaining a Healthy Equity Structure: A Policy Change at Producers Cooperative Association

John W. Siebert and John L. Park

Appellation of Origin Status and Economic Development: A Case Study of the Mezcal Industry

Carlos Omar Trejo-Pech, Ma. Carmen López-Reyna, Lisa A. House,and William Messina

‘Tenderstem’ Broccoli for Export Markets: An Analysis Study on the AgroFood Company   
Sayed F. El-Sayed, Walid Y. Sallam, Daniel F. Warnock, and David Hahn


Strategic Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Innovation and New Technology Introduction during Volatile Times

Michael Boehlje and Maud Roucan-Kane

Opportunities for Producing Table Grapes in Egypt for the Export Market: A Decision Case Study

Yaser A. A. Diab, Magdi A. A. Mousa, Daniel F. Warnock and David Hahn

Greene Gardens

Official Case of the IFAMA 2008 International Student Case Competition                              
Gregory A. Baker and Kirk O. Hanson


Parma Agrifood Research Management Knowledge Network: PARMa KN

Official Case of the IFAMA 2007 International Student Case Competition                          
Francesco Braga and Gregory A. Baker

Competing in a Mature Market: The Case of Super AM Food Markets

Kenneth Harling

The Clustering of Organizational Innovation: Developing Governance Models for Vertical Integration

Molly J. Burress, Michael L. Cook and Peter G. Klein

Farming Fish in a Transitional Economy: A Case for East Timor

Toby Ryan Wood a and Catherine Chan-Halbrendt


Strategic Marketing Decisions for Organic Agricultural Producers
Jon C. Phillips and H. Christopher Peterson


The Amadori Group: Free-Range Chicken and the Impact of Avian Flu

Gregory A. Baker and Francesco Braga

Customer Relationship Management at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America: Working towards a Single View

Bobby J. Martens and Jay T. Akridge

Analyzing Risk and Uncertainty of New Product Marketing: The Case of eMerge Interactive and VerifEYE®

Michael Gunderson, Maud Roucan, Michael Boehlje and Allan Gray

Banning Foie Gras in California

Gregory A. Baker and Fan Zhang


Veggies 4U’s Energy Pricing Dilemma

Francesco Braga

Decisions in Global Sourcing and Supply: Deep Red Canning Co.

James Mwai, David Hahn and Melchior Mlambiti


Managing Input Price Volatility at Heritage Family Specialty Foods

Jayson L. Lusk and Michael A. Gunderson

Strategic Marketing Problems in the Uganda Maize Seed Industry

Donald W. Larson and Swaibu Mbowa

California Strawberry Production and Methyl Bromide

Gregory A. Baker

Saskatchewan Wheat Pool                                                          
Marv Painter

A Local Cooperative's Financial and Strategic Analysis of the Evaluation of Potential Merger Partners

Joan Fulton, Susan Hine, Jennifer Vandeburg and Kevin McNamara

Land O’Lakes

Michael Boland, Vincent Amanor-Boadu, and David Barton

Creolé Coffee                                                                                                             
Lynn Kennedy and Elizabeth D. Roule


Cargill Hybrid Seeds Mexico - A Case Study
Carlos Trejo-Pech, Lisa House and Carmen Lopez-Reyna

Capturing Value in the Supply Chain: The Case of High Oleic Acid Soybeans

Mark A. Darroch, Jay T. Akridge and Michael D. Boehlje


The Bread Shop

Kent Olson

TML Foods Inc.

Erna van Duren, Carl Neggers and David Sparling

Threads for the Future: Value Chain Analysis at PCCA

Conrad P. Lyford

Rural Supply Cooperative: Capital Budgeting Decision Case: Feasibility Study of Auxiliary Enterprises for a Rural Supply Cooperative

Andrew Marshall, Susan Hine, Norm Dalsted and Donald Lybecker


Niman Ranch--A Natural Meat Processor Case Study

William J. Brown

Northland Foods: Planning the End : A Decision Case

Kent Olson


IntelliGin-A Ginning Revolution from Process Control Technology

Stephen A. Ford and Charles R. Hall

Supply Chain Management: A Case Study of Issues for Bio Ag

Frank J. Dooley and Jay T. Akridge

A Framework for Incorporating Case Writing Assignments in Graduate Agribusiness Courses

S. Sureshwaran and Gwen Hanks

The Green Company: A Case of Change in Management Structure and Processes in a Small Lawn and Garden Business

Roger A. Hinson, R. Wes Harrison, David L. Deephouse, and Barbara D. Minsky

Case Writing: An Art and a Science

Kenneth Harling and Emily Misser 

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