This is a level 6 module that will enable students to evaluate a range of both farming and non farming enterprises. Consideration is given to mainstream arable and livestock enterprises as well as a range of diversification enterprises. Having studied this module, students will be able to evaluate and develop appropriate strategic approaches to farm enterprise management. Students will learn to critically appraise a farm business and evaluate the potential for diversification and value-added enterprises. Students will be able to justify and evaluate resource use when selecting suitable new enterprises, both core and diversified, and establish policies to integrate them successfully into an existing farm business. This appraisal will be supported by an understanding and analysis of the political, legal and financial framework within which diversification decisions will be made.Two Stars