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This paper is composed of the following sections: o Poverty and environmental implications of organic contract farming o Growing demand in the world market for organic products o Experience of Chinese farmers growing organic products for supermarket in Japan o Comparative advantages of the GMS for this development strategy o Potential and constraints in development of agro-processing of organic products o Steps [...]
Organisation: MIDAS Agronomics Co., Ltd
Année: 2004
Globalisation in many rural parts of the developing world is leading to an increase in contract farming arrangements. Under these arrangements, landowners or tenants have contracts with agribusiness marketing and/or processing firms who specify prices, timing, quality and quantity/acreage of the produce to be delivered. Workers employed by contract producers tend to experience poor [...]
Organisation: IIED
Année: 2003
Codes of conduct covering the employment conditions of Southern producers exporting to European markets mushroomed throughout the 1990s, especially in the horticulture sector linking UK and European supermarkets with export firms in Africa. The majority of employment in this sector is "informal," a significant proportion of which is female. This [...]
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Année: 2003
Contract farming, has in one form or another, been practiced since time immemorial and is a common feature of commercializing agriculture in developing countries as well as in developed countries. Its pre-eminence in developing countries is attributed to a response in the trend towards coordination of agricultural production and processing [...]
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Année: 2003
This study by ACIAR examines the experiences of agribusiness firms and smallholders in Indonesia participating in contract farming arrangements. It provides an introduction to background, theory and practice of contract farming and then presents two in-depth case studies of contract farming in Bali and Lombok. The study finds [...]
Organisation: University of New England, Australia
Année: 2003
This paper is an empirical analysis of the impact of a contract-farming program in Senegal. We examine the access of poorer community members to contracts and the effect of the program on the income of participants. The program performs very well on both counts: participants and nonparticipants are indistinguishable by [...]
Organisation: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Année: 2002
This study analyzes the intersection of gender and production relations in small-scale contracting in nontraditional agriculture. The case of the processing tomato industry in the Dominican Republic exemplifies patterns found throughout the region. Building on a critique of unitary household models, I analyze the gendered relations mobilizing resources for contract [...]
Organisation: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Année: 2002
Real contracts balance a number of conflicting objectives that characterise the contracting situation. Contract theory provides useful insights but the formal models used in theoretical analysis tend to focus on a few effects in stylised environments. The risk of a partial approach is that while improving one aspect of a [...]
Organisation: Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Année: 2002
An agency model of contracts used in California's processing-tomato industry is estimated in three stages. We first estimate growers' stochastic production possibilities, and then, for a given vector of preference parameters, compute an optimal compensation schedule. Finally, we compare computed compensations with actual compensations and choose preference parameters to minimise [...]
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Année: 2002