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Rice Contract Farming in Cambodia: Empowering Farmers to Move Beyond the Contract Toward Independence
Author Junning Cai, Luyna Ung, Sununtar Setboonsarng, PingSun Leung
Year 1970
Organization Asian Development Bank Institute
Based on a survey of rice contract farming for export in Cambodia, this paper uses simple mean comparison, propensity score matching comparison, and switching regression comparison to assess the impact of contract farming on farmers' performance. Farmers with larger family sizes, younger and more educated household heads, less asset value, and those with farm locations closer to the highway are more likely to join the contract. The results provide evidence that contract farming of non-certified organic rice has a positive impact on farmers' profitability.
Publisher Asian Development Bank Institute
Keywords Cambodia, Rice, Profitability
Country Cambodia