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Contract farming for improving smallholder incomes: What can we learn from effectiveness studies?

Giel Ton, Wytse Vellema, Sam Desiere, Sophia Weituschat and Marijke D'Haese

World Development, 2018, vol. 104, issue C, 46-64

Abstract: Contract farming is a sales arrangement between a farmer and a firm, agreed before production begins, which provides the farmer with resources or services. Many governments and donors promote contract farming as part of agricultural development policies. However, there is serious concern whether smaller farmers can benefit from these arrangements.

Keywords: Production contract; Embedded services; Forward sales agreement; Agricultural markets; Meta-analysis; Qualitative comparative analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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