CASHMERE PRODUCTION: A REVENUE-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AMERICA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$230,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9322
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cascade Cashmere Company
200 Larson Road, Silver Creek, WA, 98585
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Judith A Richardson
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A PHASE I SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING CASHMERE PRODUCTION AS AN EMPLOY- MENT AND INCOME-GENERATING OPPORTUNITY FOR RURAL AREAS. THEPROPOSED FEASIBILITY STUDY INCLUDES THREE MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH: (1) THE COMPILATION OF EXISTING GENETIC RESEARCH ON THE CASHMERE GOAT; (2) THE INVESTIGATION OF EDUCATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS OF SMALL FARMERS AND RURAL LAND- OWNERS RELATIVE TO CASHMERE PRODUCTION; AND (3) THE ECONOMICFEASIBILITY OF CASHMERE PRODUCTION FOR THE SMALL FARMER INCLUDING ESTIMATES OF INCREMENTAL COSTS AND POTENTIAL ECONOMICS OF SCALE.

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