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This publication analyzes 36 papers using a global value chain (GVC) approach, detailing seven different inclusive business models, including contract farming, to assess their applicability in aquaculture value chains in lower-income countries. Through this analysis, it was found that most of these models focused on economic upgrading over social upgrading [...]
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Year: 2020
A conceptual framework is developed to guide policy decisions toward adoption of inclusive Value Chain Development (iVCD) and integration of poor smallholder farmers into agricultural value chains to create thriving job markets in the rural space in consideration of the context in Africa where the continent’s agriculture and food systems [...]
Organization: World Bank Group
Year: 2020
Two types of contract structures utilized in contract farming – marketing contracts and resource-providing contracts – are examined and compared in their application within the Ghanaian palm oil sector. The effects of both contract types on farm income and spillovers on other household income sources are investigated. It is found [...]
Organization: University of Goettingen
Year: 2020
In this article, data collected from smallholder farmers’ participation in contract farming programs in Ghana demonstrates that resource-providing contracts including terms of higher yields and profits provide the most benefit for their livelihoods. However, many farmers regretted their participation even in such farming engagements due to insufficient information sharing by [...]
Organization: University of Goettingen
Year: 2020
In the latest State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO 2020) flagship publication by FAO, contract farming is presented as an approach to integrating farmers into modern and global value chains. Contract farming can provide smallholder farmers with improved access to markets though there remains potential inequitable access for contract farming [...]
Organization: FAO
Year: 2020
In this publication, Rob Cramb and colleagues explore various agricultural, economic, and policy aspects involved in rice production in the Lower Mekong Basin of Southeast Asia. They specifically discuss the application of contract farming in this agricultural sector and region of the world in Chapter 16 entitled “Contract Farming of [...]
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Year: 2020
The focus of the study was to investigate the effect of contract farming on peasant livelihoods in Manhica district, Mozambique. A mixture of approaches which combine qualitative and quantitative methods were used in the study. The results show that small scale farmers have no control over cane prices and there [...]
Organization: Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies
Year: 2019
Integrating smallholders within global agricultural value chains through contract farming has regained momentum in the development agenda, particularly in Africa. Governments, corporate agri-business, and global development institutions have embraced sugarcane as a suitable commodity to promote the integration of smallholders within commercial agricultural circuits so as to improve the prospects [...]
Organization: Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy
Year: 2019
Contract farming is emerging as an important institutional innovation in the high value food chain in developing countries including Bangladesh, and its socioeconomic implications are topic of interest in policy debates. This study is an empirical assessment to explore the determinants of participation and the impact of contract farming on [...]
Organization: IFPRI
Year: 2019
As the second largest seed exporter in Asia (after China) with maize seed exports valued at USD 43.8 million, Thailand can realise its vision of becoming the region’s ‘’Seed Hub’’. Seed firm size in Thailand vary—from small and medium-sized firms who rely on public provision of germplasm, to small, [...]
Organization: Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 2019 Conference
Year: 2019
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