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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
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
The welfare maximisation effect of contract farming is well documented (Minot, 1986) and the scheme is endorsed by the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as a panacea for alleviating poverty in Africa and for the development of agriculture in general. In this research assignment an evaluation of contract [...]
Organization: Stellenbosch University
Year: 2014
We study the effect of alleviating the information asymmetry regarding product quality that is widespread in contracts between agricultural producers and buyers in developing countries. Opportunistic buyers may underreport quality levels to farmers to reduce the price that they have to pay. In response, farmers may curb investment, thereby negatively [...]
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Year: 2014
This research is aimed to study the impacts on rural farm households of contract farming in Savannakhet, Lao PDR. The study has been conducted by the qualitative approach, by in-depth interview as well as employing observation techniques. The targets of this research were 10 key informants, such as sugarcane contract farming organizations which include [...]
Organization: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Year: 2014
This article analyzes the conflicts and distributional effects of efforts to restructure food supply chains in India. Specifically, it examines how large retail corporations are presently attempting to transform how fresh produce is produced and distributed in the "new" India-and efforts by policymakers, farmers, and traders to resist these changes. [...]
Organization: University of Miami
Year: 2013
The increasing importance of premium segments and private labels raise skepticism about the ability of Fair Trade to help smallholders compete in high value-added markets. Using panel data collected in Mali, this paper contributes to the debate by estimating the impact of Fairtrade certification on the quality of Malian cotton. [...]
Organization: CERDI (Centre for Studies and Research on International Development), Clermont-Ferrand, France
Year: 2013
While Contract Farming (CF) can enhance smallholders’ income in developing countries, empirical research on the motivation of smallholders to participate in CF is scarce. This paper explores farmer preferences for particular contract design attributes. We combined analytical hierarchy process and discrete choice experiments to investigate the importance of contract design [...]
Organization: Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Year: 2013
This guide has been developed to serve practitioners involved in starting up and managing or supporting the initiation and implementation of contract farming schemes: companies (buyers) interested to develop networks of small-scale farmers as competent and reliable preferred suppliers; farmers’ organisations (farmer groups, associations, cooperatives) interested to service members (e.g. joint learning and possibly joint contract negotiation, input distribution, collection, marketing); sector [...]
Organization: Giz
Year: 2013