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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
This study examines the farmer and farm operations characteristics of producers growing specialty corn and soybeans under contract. By identifying the class of farmers participating in value-added grain production, a better assessment of how and where contract farming is penetrating the grain sector can be made. If family farms are [...]
Organization: Sauk Valley Community
Year: 2006
In 1929 rural sociologist Rupert Vance surveyed the southern landscape, seeing no end in sight to the cotton production that impoverished the South. In search of ways for cotton farmers to diversify, Vance noted that "whether equitable or not, a system of division of the product by shares between landlord [...]
Organization: Columbia University
Year: 2006
A collaborative research project financed by ACIAR in East Java (Indonesia) shows the success of contract farming between PT Pioneer (an MNC) and smallholder farmers in seed corn production. The MNC was able to reduce transaction costs while the smallholders had access to an established international seed corn market. In [...]
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Year: 2006
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