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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
Le contrat de production agricole concerne non seulement les pays dits industrialisés ou développés, c’est le contrat de production en France, mais aussi les pays en développement, c'est le cas de la République populaire de Chine ou d'autres catégories de pays, comme les Pays les moins avancés, par exemple le [...]
Organization: Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
Year: 2013
The E-magazine of the World's Farmers Organization discusses contract farming issues and the importance of fair contracts to integrate farmers in the value chain.
Organization: World's Farmers Organization
Year: 2013
There is uncertainty and no small controversy surrounding the potential impacts of commercial agricultural developments that are being proposed for sub-Saharan Africa by domestic governments and foreign investors. Much of the debate concerns how Africa’s rural poor could be affected. One response is to look back and review what the outcomes have been from earlier such developments. [...]
Organization: Future Agricultures
Year: 2013
This briefing paper is designed to complement another report entitled Leaping and Learning: Linking Smallholders to Markets in Africa, commissioned by Agriculture for Impact and researched by the Overseas Development Institute. Here, we aim to capture the views of eight leading agricultural development organisations, which are on the ground linking smallholder African farmers [...]
Organization: Agriculture for Impact
Year: 2013
This paper illustrates 31 case studies on smallholders farmers linkages to markets in different African countries.
Organization: Agriculture for Impact
Year: 2013