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Un consensus fort émerge actuellement autour de l’idée qu’un soutien à l’agriculture familiale est le moyen le plus efficace pour lutter contre la pauvreté et la faim dans le monde tout en relevant les multiples défis liés au maintien et au développement de l’emploi rural, à la préservation de l’environnement, [...]
Organization: Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF), Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Year: 2012
Following the dismantling of international commodity agreements and the liberalisation of agricultural and agrifood markets, agricultural markets have been restructured, becoming increasingly consumer-driven and vertically integrated (Swinnen, 2007). In addition to this, smallholder farmers do not have the economies of size and the access to technology that is required in order to be [...]
Organization: CIRAD & University of Pretoria
Year: 2012
Contract farming allows the sharing of production and marketing risks between farmers and agribusinesses. It therefore has the potential to benefit both stakeholders in several ways. However, contract farming can have several disadvantages for farmers and business too, especially in developing country contexts where weak government, policy and governance frameworks lead to contractual [...]
Organization: CIRAD & University of Pretoria
Year: 2012
“The Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor seeks to stimulate a major increase in agricultural production in an area whose growth potential has not yet been realised. The Beira Corridor has 10 million hectare of arable land with good soils, good climate and reliable access to water, but despite the promising conditions, very little [...]
Organization: CIRAD and Univ of Pretoria
Year: 2012
Inclusive agribusinesses create mutually bene!cial business partnerships with smallholders in developing countries. The guide addresses the full agribusiness spectrum, from farming to forestry to animal husbandry and fish farming, in which companies can collaborate with smallholders along the value chain.This guide is aimed at helping companies interested in developing business relationships with smallholders. It provides a framework [...]
Organization: GIZ
Year: 2012
Rising demand both for organic tropical products and for year-round supply of some organic temperate products has encouraged organic activists and some donors to promote certified organic export production in a number of tropical African countries, including Uganda. Agricultural produce importers in developed countries have recognized these new market opportunities. [...]
Organization: IFPRI
Year: 2012
This study examines the contribution of contract farming within the system of farmer organization to household agricultural income. By going through the details of system of farmer organization’s contract farming and conducting statistical analysis, it is found that the system of farmer organization’s contract farming is an inclusive system. The difference of [...]
Organization: Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
Year: 2011
Contract farming is one of the illustrated examples of the impact of globalization and liberalized economic policy in the agriculture sector. While the farm sector is facing an identity crisis amidst growing dominance of the industrial sector, contract farming helped to create a new hope in this scenario. It established [...]
Organization: Regional Centre for Development Co-operation
Year: 2011
Small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, like those in other developing regions, face a number of constraints that limit their productivity. First, they lack information about production methods and market opportunities, particularly for new crops and varieties. Often farmers are familiar with subsistence crops and perhaps a few widely grown cash crops, but [...]
Organization: IFPRI
Year: 2011