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Assessment of the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Contract Farming as Market Linking Institutions for Smallholder Livestock Producers
Author Maria Angeles O. Catelo, Achilles C. Costales
Year 2008
Organization FAO
Over the last two decades, structural transformation in the agricultural sector of developing countries has seen the spread of contract farming in the production and marketing of agricultural products in general and of livestock products in particular. The main objective of this literature review is to determine the extent to which contract farming schemes enable smallholder livestock producers to gain market access, and explore variants of this market institution for more effectively integrating smallholders into the growth and development of the livestock sector in developing countries.
Publisher FAO, Pro-Poor Livestock Initiative, Working Paper 45
Keywords Livestock