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Marketing and production contracts covered 39 percent of the value of U.S. agricultural production in 2008, up from 36 percent in 2001, and a substantial increase over 28 percent in 1991 and 11 percent in 1969. However, aggregate contract use has stabilized in recent years and no longer suggests a [...]
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Year: 2011
The agrofood market in China is dominated by spot market exchanges of small farmers and various small traders, with only minor penetration of the modern supply chain at the farmgate. The emerging Farmer Professional Cooperatives (FPCs) are expected to facilitate vertical coordination. The overall goal of this study is to [...]
Organization: Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute for Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Year: 2011
This article provides an overview of modern contract theory and discusses the implications of the theory for contracting for perennial dedicated energy crops. We discuss some of the unique challenges of contracting for dedicated energy crops used for the production of advanced biofuels and survey some of the relevant concepts [...]
Organization: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 403 West State Street, Krannert Building, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Year: 2011
This paper presents the variations and implications of contract farming arrangements in three case studies—cabbage, maize, and sugarcane—in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The variations in contract farming resulted in varying implications in terms of agreement types, degree of fl exibility, extent of material support, and strength of relationships [...]
Organization: ADB
Year: 2011
The paper discusses scope of corporate led contract farming in barley and the issues related to productivity in Punjab. Non parametric statistical techniques were used to identify the reasons for farmers' preference for contract farming and cultivation of two row malt barley. The paper also addresses the issues of contract [...]
Organization: Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, Haryana, India
Year: 2011
This article investigates the process of development in a traditional African export market, focusing on a contract farming scheme for organic cocoa in rural Uganda. Based on a repeated household survey, we measure the impact of the scheme on the income of participants and the economic mechanisms behind these effects. [...]
Organization: Department of Economics, Development Economics Research Group (DERG), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 2011
This paper discusses the performance of contract farming in Mahbubnagar and Karimnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh. It compares contract farming in gherkin and rice seed with non-contract farming. It shows the difference in the characteristics of contract and non-contract farm households. Delayed payment, lack of credit, scarcity of water, and [...]
Organization: Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Year: 2011
To improve smallholders' access to markets, many sub-Saharan governments have introduced contract farming. Smallholders are associated to large agricultural production and processing enterprises, so they can benefit from infrastructure and marketing channels. The present paper reports that, in Namibia, this approach is not as successful as expected yet, and it [...]
Organization: Seminar for Rural Development (SLE), Berlin, Germany
Year: 2011
The study on a case of contract hybrid bitter gourd seed production was conducted in Ranebennur taluk of Haveri district, which is considered to be hub of vegetable seed production not only in the State but also in the country. Primary data were collected from 90 farmers who were into [...]
Organization: Department of Agribusiness Management, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka), India
Year: 2011
There is an emerging body of literature analyzing how smallholder farmers in developing countries can be linked to modern supply chains. However, most of the available studies concentrate on farm and farmer characteristics, failing to capture details of institutional arrangements between farmers and traders. Moreover, farmers' preferences have rarely been [...]
Organization: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 00623 Nairobi, Kenya
Year: 2011