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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
The major thrust of this paper is to show. that the trust and cooperation mechanisms existing in rural communities in developing economies can be a basis for efficient functioning of markets for channeling global demands to producers in hinterlands. The conceptual framework shall be based on recent theoretical developments in [...]
Organization: The Foundation for Advanced Studies in International Development
Year: 2006
In this paper, a brief history of regulation of broiler contracts is presented. The main characteristic of these contracts has been that virtually all regulatory attempts on either federal or state levels have failed. Two possible sources of market failure that may justify regulation are identified: asymmetric bargaining power between [...]
Organization: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University, Manoyontchai Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
Year: 2006
This article provides an economic explanation regarding why the share of U.S. pork raised on company-owned farms with hired management (integration) is increasing relative to production through independently owned-and-operated contract growers (contracting). The article develops a property rights model that shows how in certain circumstances production contracts do not transfer [...]
Organization: Oregan State University
Year: 2006
Marketing and production contracts covered 39 percent of the value of U.S. agricultural production in 2003, up from 36 percent in 2001 and a substantial increase over estimated values of 28 percent for 1991 and 11 percent in 1969. Large farms are far more likely to contract than small farms; [...]
Organization: USDA
Year: 2006