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This article explores the motivations behind the decision of small-scale producers to grow nontraditional vegetables under contract for export. Based on a survey of small-scale producers in Zimbabwe, four factors are identified as motivating contracting, namely, market uncertainty, indirect benefits (e.g., knowledge acquisition), income benefits, and intangible benefits. Respondents are clustered [...]
Organization: University of Reading, UK
Year: 2005

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
To establish an agrarian economy that ensures food and nutrition security to its growing population, raw material for an expanding industrial base, surpluses for export and a fair an a equitable rewarding system for the farming community, ‘commitment driven’ contract farming is in no doubt a viable alternative farming model [...]
Organization: Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
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
Rising per capita income, urbanization and globalization are changing the consumption basket in the developing countries towards high-value commodities (like fruits & vegetables, milk, meat, poultry, fish, etc.). This paper explores how smallholders can benefit from the emerging opportunities from a silent demand-driven changes in high-value agriculture in India. The [...]
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Year: 2005