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Limitations of Contract Farming as a Pro-poor Strategy: The Case of Maize Outgrower Schemes in Upper West Ghana

Catherine Ragasa (), Isabel Lambrecht and Doreen S. Kufoalor

World Development, 2018, vol. 102, issue C, 30-56

Abstract: Contract farming (CF) arrangements have the potential to address market failures and improve technology adoption, productivity, and welfare. In Ghana, government and donors use CF as a strategy for increasing adoption of new agricultural technologies and developing value chains. Yet to date, there has not been a rigorous assessment of these CF schemes.

Keywords: contract farming; value chain; poverty reduction; productivity; profitability; market failures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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