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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
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
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
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
Contracts serve as coordination mechanisms which allocate value, risk, and decision rights across buyers and sellers. The use of marketing contracts in agriculture, specifically for crop production, has been increasing over the past decade. This study investigates the determinants of agricultural marketing contract design employing data from the USDA's Agricultural [...]
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Year: 2010
Several Indian companies entered into organized retailing of fresh fruits and vegetables (FFVs) in the last 3 years. This paper explores the procurement operations of these retailers and its impact on producers of fruits and vegetables at Vontimamidi (a vegetable growing cluster that is a major procurement hub of organized retailers [...]
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Year: 2010
Numerous corporations worldwide source raw materials from developing countries, often not knowing exactly who is producing these commodities. This has been particularly the case in the chocolate and coffee industries. However, consumers in Europe, and especially in Switzerland are increasingly demanding more information on the products they buy, thus motivating corporations [...]
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Year: 2010
The paper examines the factors that lead farmers to participate in c the contract farming in the Peninsular Malaysia. The primary data was collected through a survey using a questionnaire on the total of two hundred and eight farmers from various states in Malaysia. The study utilizes the stratified sampling [...]
Organization: Universiti Darul Iman Malaysia, Kuala Terenggonu, 21300 Kuala Terenggonu, Terenggonu Oorul Iman, Malaysia
Year: 2010
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