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Small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, like those in other developing regions, face a number of constraints that limit their productivity. First, they lack information about production methods and market opportunities, particularly for new crops and varieties. Often farmers are familiar with subsistence crops and perhaps a few widely grown cash crops, but [...]
Organisation: IFPRI
Année: 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 [...]
Organisation: Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (Karnataka), India
Année: 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.
Organisation: INP-ENVT, Departement Elevage et Produits, Sante publique veterinaire, France
Année: 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 [...]
Organisation: Rural Business Research Unit at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Année: 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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Année: 2011
The agrofood market in China is dominated by spot market exchanges of small farmers and various small traders, with only minor penetration of the modern supply chain at the farmgate. The emerging Farmer Professional Cooperatives (FPCs) are expected to facilitate vertical coordination. The overall goal of this study is to [...]
Organisation: Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute for Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Année: 2011
This article provides an overview of modern contract theory and discusses the implications of the theory for contracting for perennial dedicated energy crops. We discuss some of the unique challenges of contracting for dedicated energy crops used for the production of advanced biofuels and survey some of the relevant concepts [...]
Organisation: Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 403 West State Street, Krannert Building, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Année: 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 [...]
Organisation: ADB
Année: 2011
The paper discusses scope of corporate led contract farming in barley and the issues related to productivity in Punjab. Non parametric statistical techniques were used to identify the reasons for farmers' preference for contract farming and cultivation of two row malt barley. The paper also addresses the issues of contract [...]
Organisation: Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal, Haryana, India
Année: 2011
This article investigates the process of development in a traditional African export market, focusing on a contract farming scheme for organic cocoa in rural Uganda. Based on a repeated household survey, we measure the impact of the scheme on the income of participants and the economic mechanisms behind these effects. [...]
Organisation: Department of Economics, Development Economics Research Group (DERG), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Année: 2011