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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
Food and agricultural commodity value chains in developing and transition countries have undergone tremendous changes in the past decades. Companies and property rights have been privatized, markets liberalized, and economies integrated into global food systems. The liberalization and privatization initially caused the collapse of state-controlled vertical coordination. More recently, private [...]
Organization: LICOS
Year: 2007
In recent years the inclusion of farmers in integrated supply chains has been one of the main research topics in agribusiness. Many researchers have pleaded for a stronger vertical binding by contract farming or vertical integration. Respective schemes from the poultry industry or from abroad (e. g. the Danish pork [...]
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Year: 2007
High-value agriculture for exports is increasingly important in developing countries. In a case study of contract farming for exports of vegetables from Madagascar, strong spillover effects of these trade opportunities on land use are found to exist. Using a matched plot sampling design, the productivity of rice - the main [...]
Organization: IFPRI, WWF, LICOS
Year: 2007
This paper evaluates how the principles of transparency, separation of powers and participation are integrated in the structure of the self-regulations. The lack of transparency with regard to all three types of self-regulation was a major bottleneck in this research. We have looked at the information available on self-regulatory schemes, [...]
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Year: 2007
This report takes stock of the existing literature and current activities concerning contract farming in selected value chains in Kenya. The objective is to better understand the development potential of contract farming arrangements and which role they can play in the promotion of agricultural value chains. Chapter 1 presents the background [...]
Organization: PSDA
Year: 2006
This paper is an empirical analysis of the gains from contract farming in the case of poultry production in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The paper finds that contract production is more efficient than noncontract production. The efficiency surplus is largely appropriated by the processor. Despite this, contract growers still gain appreciably [...]
Organization: IFPRI
Year: 2006
This paper investigates the issue of economic interaction between the participants of the contract. A typical principal-agent problem, reflected in controversial goals on the way of fulfillment of the common task, is considered on the example of malt-producing company and farms-suppliers of barley. The aim is to find crucial determinants [...]
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Year: 2006
Contract farming or contract agriculture is a practice by which agro-industrial processors, exporters, domestic suppliers to supermarkets and other interested actors contract primary production with producers. The practice has grown in variety around the world, for many products, in developed and developing countries. Although generally recognized as beneficial to agricultural [...]
Organization: Servicios Internacionales para el Desarrollo Empresarial S.A
Year: 2006