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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
Contract law issues on European or international level have been studied for several decades in academic circles. Contract law issues and other questions affecting European private law have already been regulated in the past on EC level, especially in the framework of several consumer protection directives. The European Contract Law [...]
Organization: University of Vienna - Faculty of Law
Year: 2006
The study was to help define the applicability, equitability and enforceability of contract farming. It would attempt to identify crops and regions suited for contract farming, components of contracts, credit requirements and suitable institutional arrangements for disbursal and recovery, safeguards to ensure contract performance, measures against non-performance and arbitration procedures [...]
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Year: 2006
This article examines a self-enforcing contract between a risk-neutral principal and a risk-averse agent who is able to hold up values ex post. It shows that risk aversion and variance can only partly explain the contract's incentive intensity. Ex post bargaining power and outside options will also determine contract choice. [...]
Organization: University of Stavanger, Norway
Year: 2006
Contract production, which has many advantages, is one of the methods of vertical coordination in the market to solve marketing problem and provide necessary inputs for small scale producers in agricultural sector. But it has some problem because of features of producers like dependency to authority and primary groups and [...]
Organization: Cukurova University, Turkey
Year: 2006
Contract farming is emerging as a promising tool to facilitate transformation from subsistence to commercial agriculture. It also facilitates adoption of high-value crops such as organically grown crops. Using data from a survey of 445 organic rice contract farmers and conventional rice non-contract farmers in Thailand, the paper adopts the [...]
Organization: ADB Institute
Year: 2006
The Filipino cut flower industry is one of the country’s sunshine industries. It is regarded as a good area in which to invest as cut flower production is less landintensive and produces high value products. The Philippines’ competitive advantage is attributed to an ideal climate for year-round cultivation, the availability [...]
Organization: Benguet State University, The Philippines
Year: 2006
This paper surveys some recent developments in contract theory and illustrates how this theory might be useful for conceptualising policy issues related to vertical coordination and contracting in the agro-food industry. The article begins by surveying contract theory to identify key economic distortions that can potentially justify government involvement. Next, [...]
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Year: 2006
The objective of this report is to demonstrate how the South African agribusiness sector can contribute to the transformation of the commercial farm sector by expanding the volume of procured from black farmers through various forms of contracting. The report illustrates a potential ‘win-win’ situation for government, agribusiness, and the [...]
Organization: School of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Year: 2006