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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
Poverty reduction is one of the major concerns of policy makers in many countries in Sub- Saharan Africa. Given that in many Sub-Saharan countries the vast majority of people live in rural areas, promotion of employment and/or income generation for rural households is considered the key approach for poverty alleviation. [...]
Organization: Agridev Consult Ltd, Lusaka, Zambia
Year: 2006
The structure of Indian agriculture underwent rapid changes during the nineties both due to the pressure of commercialisation and increased dependence on trade. This was fuelled by many overt and covert changes in the sector, but diversification of crops along with the advent of WTO and liberalisation policies were the main players [...]
Organization: Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre
Year: 2006
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock Development has initiated contracting farming study in Tanzania, with financial support from PADEP Project. The motivation behind this study is the widely shared view in PADEP project and agricultural led ministries that Tanzania is yet to optimally benefit from [...]
Organization: Ministry of Agriculture Food (MAFC), Participatory Agricultural Development and Empowerment Project(PADEP), Match Maker Associates Limited (MMA)
Year: 2006
The nation-states have been attempting large number of policy measures to institutionalize contract farming as a solution to the problems of agricultural development. This paper examines the role of the Thai state in the promotion of contract farming for agricultural development. After a review of the literature on the role [...]
Organization: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
Year: 2005
The study has investigated 30 cases of contract farming linking small-scale farmers to processors in Viet Nam. (available in English and Vietnamese from the following weblink)
Organization: Making Markets Work Better for the Poor Project
Year: 2005
Against a backdrop of steady increases in human population, domestic market liberalization, global openness, and urbanization, the demand for livestock food products has soared in the developing world. This demand-led growth for animal derived food has been accompanied by the proliferation of large-scale, often vertically integrated livestock production units in or [...]
Organization: ILRI, IFPRI
Year: 2005
Global retail companies (“supermarkets”) have an increasing influence on developing countries, through foreign investments and/or through the imposition of their private standards. The impact on developing countries and poverty is often assessed as negative. In this paper we show the opposite, based on an analysis of primary data collected to [...]
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Year: 2005