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Adapting the quad-partite model of contract farming for industrial agroforestry
Author Parthiban, K. T.; Vennila, S.; Seenivasan, R.; Anbu, P. V.; Rao, M. G.
Year 2010
Organization Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam - India
A quad-partite model of contract farming involving research institutes, farmers, industries and financial institutions was developed. The model introduced the concept of public-private partnership, and offers long-term benefits to both the farmers and wood-based industries, such as increased income. The model was introduced in the state of Tamil Nadu and adapted for pulp wood-based agroforestry. The model contributed significantly to the successful establishment of Eucalyptus- and Casuarina-based pulp wood plantations, thus promoting farm forestry in the state. The successful implementation of the model attracted more farmers to venture into industrial tree plantations and sustainable energy farming.
Publisher APANews. 2010. 36, 8-10. 6 ref.
Keywords agroforestry. contract farming. farm forestry. forest plantations. models. partnerships. pulpwood. sustainability.
Country India