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La agricultura por contrato se puede definir como un sistema de producción agrícola llevado a cabo según un acuerdo entre un comprador y los agricultores, mediante el cual se establecen las condiciones para la producción y la comercialización de uno o más productos agrícolas. Por lo general, el agricultor se [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2014
The main purpose of this study is to gain insight into ‘collaborative business models’14 that provide opportunities for smallholder farmers to improve their linkages to markets and that could serve as alternatives to large-scale land acquisitions. This study covers a broad range of business models15 and practices as well as explores key factors [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2013
In recent years, Ghana has witnessed increased interest from private companies in developing agricultural investments. This trend is common to many lower/middle income countries. It has translated in a surge in large-scale land acquisitions in many lower/middle income countries, including Ghana, but also in agribusiness ventures that source produce from local farmers. While much [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2013
The issue of inclusiveness of smallholders in agrifood systems is not only a matter of efficiency of the systems but is also one of the key questions for the income and welfare of rural populations in developing countries. It is specifically for these reasons that consideration of effective institutional mechanisms to enhance the participation [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2013
Contract farming has recently risen to prominence in the development literature because of the potential benefits that may result from sound contractual practices in agricultural production. This paper will first highlight examples to show the range of forms that the legal framework governing contract farming may take (II). Section III will [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2012
Over the last few years, there has been growing interest in bioenergy, due in part to its potential for rural development and climate change mitigation, and as an energy alternative given the high price of oil. At the same time, concerns regarding the potential negative impacts of bioenergy have also [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2012
Developed with inputs from experts and practitioners, the publication presents a set of principles that are conducive to responsible contract farming. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, thus promoting good business practices and maintaining an atmosphere of trust and respect that [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2012
Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in agricultural investment. In many cases, this has translated into large-scale acquisitions of farmland in lower- and middle-income countries. Partly as a result of sustained media attention, these acquisitions have triggered lively if polarised debates about “land grabbing”. Less attention has been paid, [...]
Organization: IIED and FAO
Year: 2010
Over the last two decades, structural transformation in the agricultural sector of developing countries has seen the spread of contract farming in the production and marketing of agricultural products in general and of livestock products in particular. The main objective of this literature review is to determine the extent to [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2008
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