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Contract farming (CF) is increasingly seen as an effective mechanism to maximise the inclusion of and benefits for small-scale farmers, while giving some control over production to agribusinesses without requiring land ownership. In Cambodia, CF takes many forms and involves food and industrial crops, yet the different CF models and contract types have not [...]
Organization: CDRI
Year: 2015
Due to changes in the global agricultural system and support from various organizations, contract farming has recently been significantly expanded in many developing countries. A considerable body of literature analyses the impact of contract farming on the welfare of smallholders, whereas its impact on efficiency and productivity is mostly overlooked. This study addresses this [...]
Organization: University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Institute of Rural Development Planning (Tanzania), Mzumbe University (Tanzania)
Year: 2015
We investigate the unique contractual arrangement between a large Ethiopian sugar factory and its adjacent outgrower associations. The only significant difference between the sugarcane production on the factory-operated sugarcane plantation and on the outgrower-operated plots is the remuneration system and thus, the incentives to the workers. We compare the productivity [...]
Organization: University of Copenhagen
Year: 2015
In developing countries, smallholder farmers face many constraints including lack of information, access to credit and to markets. To overcome these constraints, resource-poor farmers can engage in contract farming. However, contracts farming need to meet farmers’ demand in order to be sustainable. This study aimed to analyze the preferences of [...]
Organization: University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Year: 2015
This report looks into the many challenges faced by stakeholders in agricultural value chains in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and how these stakeholders are meeting these challenges head-on through the establishment of farmerenterprise partnerships. The document presents case studies and takes an indepth look into several enterprises in the PRC, highlighting experiences [...]
Organization: ADB
Year: 2015
The changing structure of agricultural trade in a globalizing world has become an integral part of effective rural development. In this context, contract farming has emerged as a promising rural development strategy that has gained momentum in the region, providing technical training, production inputs, and market linkages to smallholders. Contractors, [...]
Organization: ADB
Year: 2014
Contracts may be subject to strategic default, particularly if public enforcement institutions are weak. In a lab experiment, we study behavior in a contract farming game without third-party enforcement but with an external spot market as outside option. Two players, farmer and company, may conclude a contract but also breach it by side-selling [...]
Organization: Georg-August-University, Germany
Year: 2014
Using an original dataset from the Vietnamese catfish sector, we study the impact of vertical coordination options on household welfare and the implications of different stages of vertical coordination for the success of the whole sector. The welfare gain from contract farming and employment on processor-owned estate farms is estimated using a maximum [...]
Organization: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 2014
Recent years have seen considerable interest in the impact of contract farming on farmers in developing countries, motivated out of belief that contract farming spurs transition to modern agriculture. In this article, we provide a thorough review of the empirical literature on contract farming in both developed and developing countries, [...]
Organization: Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University
Year: 2014
This paper discusses how to develop and manage integration, coordination and cooperation in bio-energy supply chains. Farmers decisions on whether or not to participate in a contract farming scheme have been investigated, particularly assessing the trade-offs between the contract attributes and their impact on the likelihood to participate. A stated [...]
Organization: University of Naples Federico II
Year: 2014