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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
After defining the concept of contracting, this paper analyses the practical arrangements for its implementation in the livestock sector, the reasons for its promotion by the French government, and the expected benefits.
Organization: INP-ENVT, Departement Elevage et Produits, Sante publique veterinaire, France
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 [...]
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Year: 2011
Recent variability in farm gate milk prices has led to increased interest in milk selling arrangements. Analysing data for 220 conventional English dairy producers reveals significant differences in the milk contract and selling arrangements of producers receiving the top 25% of milk prices, when compared to producers receiving the bottom [...]
Organization: Rural Business Research Unit at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Year: 2011
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
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