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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
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
The State of Tamil Nadu is housed with 39 paper mills of which two mills viz., Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd, Karur and Seshasayee Paper Board, Erode are the wood based paper industries. These two industries utilize around 4 lakh tonnes of woody biomass, which are mostly derived from [...]
Organization: Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam (Tamil Nadu), India
Year: 2010
A probit regression model was employed in this study to investigate the effect of private extension services on contract farming participation by small scale maize farmers in rural areas of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The study suggested that participation in contract farming was positively influenced by the quality [...]
Organization: Department of Agriculture, Animal Health and Human Ecology, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Florida Campus, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa
Year: 2010
Finisher hog production in North America has shifted toward larger units and contract format since 1990. Exit among independent growers has been high. We develop a model showing that growers with any of three efficiency attributes (lower innate hazard of exit, variable costs, or contract adoption costs) are more likely [...]
Organization: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
Year: 2010
Contract farming has been identified as one of the agriculture branches that have a huge potential to attract youth participation in agriculture based on its bigger profits and easiness to conduct. This study intends to investigate socio-demographic factor that affect acceptance towards contract farming among youth in Malaysia. A total [...]
Organization: Laboratory of Rural Advancement and Agricultural Extension, Institute for Social Science Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Year: 2010
The present study, conducted in 2005-06, was based on a data from a purposive sample of 80 farmers contracted for organically cultivating naturally coloured cotton and supervised seed multiplication from Uppinbetageri village of Dharwad taluk. The per hectare variable costs for coloured cotton cultivation was Rs.13,078 and formed 82 per [...]
Organization: Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnakata), India
Year: 2010