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Poverty reduction is one of the major concerns of policy makers in many countries in Sub- Saharan Africa. Given that in many Sub-Saharan countries the vast majority of people live in rural areas, promotion of employment and/or income generation for rural households is considered the key approach for poverty alleviation. [...]
Organización: Agridev Consult Ltd, Lusaka, Zambia
Ano: 2006
The structure of Indian agriculture underwent rapid changes during the nineties both due to the pressure of commercialisation and increased dependence on trade. This was fuelled by many overt and covert changes in the sector, but diversification of crops along with the advent of WTO and liberalisation policies were the main players [...]
Organización: Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre
Ano: 2006
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives in collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock Development has initiated contracting farming study in Tanzania, with financial support from PADEP Project. The motivation behind this study is the widely shared view in PADEP project and agricultural led ministries that Tanzania is yet to optimally benefit from [...]
Organización: Ministry of Agriculture Food (MAFC), Participatory Agricultural Development and Empowerment Project(PADEP), Match Maker Associates Limited (MMA)
Ano: 2006
The nation-states have been attempting large number of policy measures to institutionalize contract farming as a solution to the problems of agricultural development. This paper examines the role of the Thai state in the promotion of contract farming for agricultural development. After a review of the literature on the role [...]
Organización: Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
Ano: 2005
The study has investigated 30 cases of contract farming linking small-scale farmers to processors in Viet Nam. (available in English and Vietnamese from the following weblink)
Organización: Making Markets Work Better for the Poor Project
Ano: 2005
Against a backdrop of steady increases in human population, domestic market liberalization, global openness, and urbanization, the demand for livestock food products has soared in the developing world. This demand-led growth for animal derived food has been accompanied by the proliferation of large-scale, often vertically integrated livestock production units in or [...]
Organización: ILRI, IFPRI
Ano: 2005
Global retail companies (“supermarkets”) have an increasing influence on developing countries, through foreign investments and/or through the imposition of their private standards. The impact on developing countries and poverty is often assessed as negative. In this paper we show the opposite, based on an analysis of primary data collected to [...]
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Ano: 2005
This article explores the motivations behind the decision of small-scale producers to grow nontraditional vegetables under contract for export. Based on a survey of small-scale producers in Zimbabwe, four factors are identified as motivating contracting, namely, market uncertainty, indirect benefits (e.g., knowledge acquisition), income benefits, and intangible benefits. Respondents are clustered [...]
Organización: University of Reading, UK
Ano: 2005

This assignment is designed to assist producer groups to create growing agreements with processors, retailers, and wholesalers. Farmers groups currently engage in ad hoc forward purchase contracts with processors, retailers, and wholesalers. The purpose of this assignment is to bring together these groups and assist formalizing their growing arrangements. Banks [...]

Organización: Chemonics International
Ano: 2005
Contract farming in China has grown rapidly over the past 10 years. This paper examines the evolution of Contract farming, and explores the incentives to engage in contract farming, preferred contract forms and contract performance from the perspective of both Chinese farmers and contracting firms. Firm and household perspectives on [...]
Organización: Department of Agricultural Economics, Zhejiang University, China
Ano: 2005