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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 [...]
Organization:
Year: 2011
Commercial production by smallholder farmers working with investors has expanded considerably over the last decade, with support from the government which expects such arrangements to reduce poverty by improving household income. The results have been mixed. Discourse frequently focuses on disappointments, inequity and failure. There are, however, cases of success which are creating the experience and knowledge which [...]
Organization: Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP)
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
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 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
Better access to markets is key to improving livelihoods for many small-scale farmers in developing countries. Recently, contract farming has been presented as an optimal solution, benefiting firms as buyers, small-scale farmers as suppliers and Governments. This report identifies the issues raised by the expansion of contract farming and notes seven areas in which [...]
Organization: OHCHR
Year: 2011
Under globalised food trade, agricultural production processes and marketing have become tightly linked along supply chains, making it more difficult for smallholder producers to remain integrated in mainstream markets as transactions costs of doing so increase. This paper provides an assessment of formal and informal contracts in efficiently integrating rural [...]
Organization: Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., Animal Production and Health Division, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy
Year: 2010
This study attempts to investigate whether rural and urban youth have any difference on acceptance, attitude and knowledge towards contract farming. Agriculture indeed has been an important factor for development in Malaysia. Contract farming is one of the agricultural activities which is still in its infancy stage in Malaysia that [...]
Organization: Laboratory of Rural Advancement and Agricultural Extension, Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Year: 2010
Problem statement: Malaysia is one of the developing countries that rely on agriculture to boost its economy sector. This can be proved through The Ninth Malaysia Plan where agriculture is planned to be the third income generator of the country. Contract farming is one of the potential agriculture activities that [...]
Organization: Laboratory of Rural Advancement and Agricultural Extension, Institute for Social Science Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.
Year: 2010