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In late 2003, under a USAID-funded grant, CARE began working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Upper Egypt to select more than 100 farming communities that have progressive leaders who want to change their traditional cropping patterns and raise their incomes and living standards. CARE helped to organize and register [...]
Organization: CARE Egypt
Year: 2007
An emerging literature on standards, global supply chains, and development argues that enhanced quality and safety standards are major trade barriers for developing country exports and cause the marginalization of small businesses and poor households in developing countries. This paper is the first to quantify income and poverty effects of [...]
Organization: LICOS
Year: 2007
The Productive Partnership Support Program promotes the establishment of productive partnerships between organized small farmers and the private commercial sector, with the support of different stakeholders (public entities, NGOs and other members of the production chain). Partnerships are to develop business activities in which all partners invest, share the risk [...]
Organization: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia
Year: 2007
Contracts are an increasingly common method for coordinating exchange in the food industry. Contracts often include specifications for product attributes including food safety. One of the goals of explicit safety specifications is to discourage or deter suppliers who would deliver unsafe food. In this article, we use a principal-agent model [...]
Organization: Santa Clara University, Kansas State University
Year: 2007
During the past five years there has been a rapid rise in contract farming in Lao PDR. This report takes a look at what is actually happening in different parts of the country, and poses questions about what can be done to improve the benefits of this type of farming.
Organization: Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP)
Year: 2007
There is an increasing demand throughout world for organic food and fibre. In India, efforts are being made for organic crop production through contract farming. Experiences showed that farmers are benefited from technical guidance, supply of quality farm inputs and assured purchasing at remunerative price. This venture, executed by a [...]
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Year: 2007
In the past few years, contract farming (CF) has emerged as an important strategy for vertical coordination of procurement operations by agribusiness firms, as well as for policy for agricultural development in the developing world. This review highlights major developments in the field of CF and its linkages with other [...]
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Year: 2007
This article traces the development of the oil palm industry in Ghana and its contribution to agricultural development Drawing on the example of the Ghana Oil Palm Development Corporation (GOPDC) and its outgrower scheme, it argues that the shift from state-sponsored to market-led development has had important ramifications.for agricultural development. [...]
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Year: 2007
Turkey is the largest grower of processing tomatoes in the world after the US, Italy, China and Spain. Growing tomatoes for sauce is one of the two major uses of contract farming in Turkey and this activity involves arrangements between private sauce companies and farms. This practice is now wide [...]
Organization: Ankara University, Department of Agricultural Economics
Year: 2007
This article discusses credit and marketing arrangements for small farmers in developing countries. The authors draw on the mixed experience with agricultural cooperatives in developing countries to present the design of a credit and marketing cooperative. The authors argue that in conjunction with other state policies, this arrangement works better [...]
Organization: Dalhousie University, City University of New York
Year: 2007