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The interest in contract farming as a mechanism to coordinate linkages between farmers and agribusiness firms has increased considerably in the recent past. This paper reviews the changes in agri-food systems that are leading to tighter coordination of supply chains and discusses the theoretical basis for contract farming as a [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2005
The purpose of this guide is not to replicate past socio-economic studies on the subject of contract farming. Rather, the aim is to provide advice: first, to management of existing contract farming companies on how to improve their operations; second, to companies that are considering starting such ventures on the [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 0
The increasing importance of premium segments and private labels raise skepticism about the ability of Fair Trade to help smallholders compete in high value-added markets. Using panel data collected in Mali, this paper contributes to the debate by estimating the impact of Fairtrade certification on the quality of Malian cotton. [...]
Organization: CERDI (Centre for Studies and Research on International Development), Clermont-Ferrand, France
Year: 2013
A travers une analyse de la littérature universitaire, institutionnelle et technique, et de cas d’agriculture contractuelle documentés, cette étude propose d’apporter des réponses concrètes aux questions fréquemment posées sur cette pratique : les petits exploitants en sont-ils exclus ? Ceux qui y participent affichent-ils des revenus bien supérieurs à ceux [...]
Organization: Institut de politique et de gestion du développement
Year: 2013
There is uncertainty and no small controversy surrounding the potential impacts of commercial agricultural developments that are being proposed for sub-Saharan Africa by domestic governments and foreign investors. Much of the debate concerns how Africa’s rural poor could be affected. One response is to look back and review what the outcomes have been from earlier such developments. [...]
Organization: Future Agricultures
Year: 2013
This guide has been developed to serve practitioners involved in starting up and managing or supporting the initiation and implementation of contract farming schemes: companies (buyers) interested to develop networks of small-scale farmers as competent and reliable preferred suppliers; farmers’ organisations (farmer groups, associations, cooperatives) interested to service members (e.g. joint learning and possibly joint contract negotiation, input distribution, collection, marketing); sector [...]
Organization: Giz
Year: 2013
This briefing paper is designed to complement another report entitled Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets in Africa, commissioned by Agriculture for Impact and researched by the Overseas Development Institute. Here, we aim to capture the views of eight leading agricultural development organisations, which are on the ground linking smallholder African farmers [...]
Organization: Agriculture for Impact
Year: 2013
This paper illustrates 31 case studies on smallholders farmers linkages to markets in different African countries.
Organization: Agriculture for Impact
Year: 2013
This report begins with a review of the literature relevant for this study. First, it looks at the relation of smallholder development to increased incomes, reduced poverty and improved food security and nutrition. It reviews debates about the current relatively low engagement of many small farmers in Africa with markets, [...]
Organization: Agriculture for Impact, ODI
Year: 2013
The E-magazine of the World's Farmers Organization discusses contract farming issues and the importance of fair contracts to integrate farmers in the value chain.
Organization: World's Farmers Organization
Year: 2013