Library

Records: 278
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
This paper investigates the dynamic impacts of cotton marketing reforms on farm output in rural Zambia. Following liberalization and the elimination of the Zambian cotton marketing board, the sector developed an outgrower scheme whereby cotton firms provided credit, access to inputs and output markets, and technical assistance to the farmers. [...]
Organization: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Calle 6 e/47 y 48, Piso 5, Oficina 532, (1900) La Plata, Argentina
Year: 2011
This analysis of a backward integration traceability scheme for red chillies developed by a multinational food company in India emphasizes spatial integration and differentiation within contract farming. The scheme is premised on the procurement of identically credentialed produce from 10 different sites in two states and incorporates growers in highly [...]
Organization: School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Year: 2011
In recent years, the most meaningful expression of the industrialization process of the agricultural sector has been represented by the growing development of contract farming: contracts and vertical integration now govern the production and marketing of most agricultural products. Under these contracts, potential buyers secure a network of suppliers of [...]
Organization:
Year: 2011