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
The study has investigated 30 cases of contract farming linking small-scale farmers to processors in Viet Nam.
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Organization: Making Markets Work Better for the Poor Project
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
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 [...]
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
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
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
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
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
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