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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
This paper discusses a number of stylized facts and empirical patterns regarding agri-food trade flows as well as foreign direct investments in food processing and retailing. This evidence supports the hypothesis of an increasingly global food system. We identify the main factors at work such as push/supply side, pull/demand-side, and [...]
Organization: The Food Industry Center, University of Minnesota
Year: 2005
The recent demand trend for specialty coffee has been fostering the organization of new relational contracts that include special attributes of quality. Based on the analysis of two contract models adopted in the coordination of the supply of specialty coffee grains in Brazil, this paper discusses which contract type is [...]
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Year: 2005
In the absence of access to formal credit, informal contracts with independent investors give the small ranchers of the Lower Amazon an acceptable means through which to surmount the high investment hurdle of starting a cattle herd. These contracts - called sociedades - allow small ranchers to raise an outside [...]
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Year: 2004
Production and marketing contracts govern 36 percent of the value of U.S. agricultural production, up from 12 percent in 1969. Contracts are now the primary method of handling sales of many livestock commodities, including milk, hogs, and broilers, and of major crops such as sugar beets, fruit, and processing tomatoes. [...]
Organization: USDA
Year: 2004
Transformations in the food processing sectors of developing countries are increasingly seen as strategic from the point of view of export earnings, domestic industry restructuring and dietary issues. This article reviews a selection of the literature on these themes. It begins with a discussion of the main trends identifiable in [...]
Organization: Graduate Centre for Agricultural Development, Federal Rural University, Brazil
Year: 2004
This paper is composed of the following sections: o Poverty and environmental implications of organic contract farming o Growing demand in the world market for organic products o Experience of Chinese farmers growing organic products for supermarket in Japan o Comparative advantages of the GMS for this development strategy o Potential and constraints in development of agro-processing of organic products o Steps [...]
Organization: MIDAS Agronomics Co., Ltd
Year: 2004
Globalisation in many rural parts of the developing world is leading to an increase in contract farming arrangements. Under these arrangements, landowners or tenants have contracts with agribusiness marketing and/or processing firms who specify prices, timing, quality and quantity/acreage of the produce to be delivered. Workers employed by contract producers tend to experience poor [...]
Organization: IIED
Year: 2003