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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

This assignment is designed to assist producer groups to create growing agreements with processors, retailers, and wholesalers. Farmers groups currently engage in ad hoc forward purchase contracts with processors, retailers, and wholesalers. The purpose of this assignment is to bring together these groups and assist formalizing their growing arrangements. Banks [...]

Organization: Chemonics International
Year: 2005
Contract farming in China has grown rapidly over the past 10 years. This paper examines the evolution of Contract farming, and explores the incentives to engage in contract farming, preferred contract forms and contract performance from the perspective of both Chinese farmers and contracting firms. Firm and household perspectives on [...]
Organization: Department of Agricultural Economics, Zhejiang University, China
Year: 2005
This paper addresses some merits and demerits of contract farming by exploring the basic economic rationale of contract farming and the existing practices and their implications. The nature and the practice of the ‘contract’ are central to the issue of contract farming. The paper argues that it is of utmost importance [...]
Organization: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Year: 2005
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 [...]
Organization: Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Year: 2005
This volume of the proceedings of the Workshop jointly organized by ADB/DFID/ADBI Making markets work better for the poor (M4P) project and An Giang University contains presentations made and a summary of discussions undertaken during the workshop. Making markets work better for the poor by Alan Johnson [...]
Organization: ADB/DFID/ADBI and An Giang University
Year: 2005
In order to provide the Government of Cambodia with the basis for determining its strategic approach to land and agricultural development, this study reviews the experience in Cambodia in terms of the productivity of smallholder versus large scale production. The results of this study have shown that in fact trade-offs [...]
Organization: Agrifood Consulting International
Year: 2005
This paper examines the status of contract farming in Zambia (in section 2), giving a synoptic overview of the main raw commodities produced under contract farming. It also examines the potential crops suitable for contract farming (in section 3) and gives an overview of contractual arrangements in place (in section [...]
Organization: University of Zambia
Year: 2005