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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
This article examines changing production relations in the Mexican tequila industry to explore the ways in which large industrial firms are using "reverse leasing arrangements," a form of contract farming, to extend their control over small agave farmers. Under these arrangements, smallholders rent their parcels to contracting companies who bring [...]
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Guadalajara - Mexico
Year: 2007
The aim of this study is to show whether contract production between seed and food potato producers lessens market uncertainty, reduce welfare losses for both parties and increase efficiency in the entire potato chain. These problems were approached from the point of view of the principal-agent theory combined with different [...]
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Year: 2007
This paper presents a case study of the introduction of a more gender equitable payment scheme for oil palm smallholders in Papua New Guinea. Women are now paid separately from their husbands for their work on family oil palm plots thereby increasing the economic incentives for women to commit labor [...]
Organization: Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Year: 2007