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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
Smallholder farmers in the Lao People‟s Democratic Republic, or Laos, are experiencing great change which brings opportunities but also challenges. Agribusiness can enhance livelihoods, improve well-being, and a strengthen resilience of local communities and the nation. However, agribusiness has not always gone well for farmers. Farmers experience of success in [...]
Organization: Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP)
Year: 2011
Over the last two decades, Vietnam accomplished rapid economic growth under the transitional economy. Significant developments in the agricultural sector brought in by the renovation policy have propelled the country to the rank of the second largest rice exporter in the world. The steady economic growth along with increasing population [...]
Organization: Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics
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
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
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
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
A study was carried out to assess the pattern of input use and employment in hybrid sunflower seed production under contract farming in Haveri district of Karnataka. Seed production activity is considered as one of the options for increasing the employment in rural areas. The results of the study revealed [...]
Organization: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka), India
Year: 2011