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Stochastic frontier production function was used to assess technical efficiency and its determinants for a stratified sample of 1118 poultry farms in Vietnam for which data were collected in 1999. In general there are significant differences in the production behaviour and efficiency level between the North and the South, among [...]
Organization: ILRI - CGIAR, University of Technology - PNG
Year: 2006
Studies have consistently shown that in the relatively unregulated environments of the global economic periphery contract farming has led to highly regressive socioeconomic outcomes. Contract farming is not inherently regressive for the small farm sector however. In the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, contract farming is used as part of an [...]
Organization: Victoria University of Wellington, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Year: 2006
The literature on plantations and their repercussions on economy and society display a considerable variety of concepts and definitions. This paper distinguishes between a colonial, an imperialistic and a modern plantation, the latter includes various models of integration of smallholders in the plantation economy. Contract farming between plantations and associated [...]
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Year: 2006
Punjab government has started contract farming scheme from rabi season of 2002-03. Under this scheme, the area is being shifted from rice and wheat to other high valued crops. Farmers entering new contract farming ventures should be prepared to balance the prospect of higher returns with the possibility of greater [...]
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Year: 2006
Punjab government has started contract farming scheme from rabi season 2002-03. Under this scheme, the area is being shifted from rice and wheat to other high valued crops. Farmers entering new contract farming ventures should be prepared to balance the prospect of higher returns with the possibility of greater risk. [...]
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Year: 2006
The driving force of effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) is integration among the channel members. With this in mind, the objective of this paper was planned. The research work models the Total Supply Chain Cost (TSCC) of grain supply chain and analyses the effectiveness of the various types of integration [...]
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Year: 2006
Iran ranks first among the pistachio producing countries both in production and exports for the last four decades. The data on productivity clearly shows that it is relatively low compared to other countries and has remained at that level in the last decade. Past experience of different management systems of [...]
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Year: 2006
India, being primarily agriculture-based economy, has come a long way from conventional agriculture to advanced agriculture towards realizing the tremendous potential for commercial and export-oriented agri-business. At present, commercial agriculture emphasizes on high productivity and the production is made for markets. Indian farmers are vying with global market. Many internationally [...]
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Year: 2006
On comparison of three milk procurement systems of open economy namely vendor, cooperative and integrated contract system members of integrated contract system were found to have better education and landholdings. Among the members of vendor and cooperatives there was less remarkable difference in education, but better land holdings were noticed [...]
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Year: 2006
This paper focuses on specific experiences in Africa, involving small and medium farmers and agro-processors. The national and case-study approach adopted is related and complementary to the cross-cutting document on ‘Agrifood processing’ prepared by John Wilkinson. The objective of the paper is to scrutinize and illustrate the capacity of farmers-to-processors [...]
Organization: RIMISP
Year: 2006