Interlinked Transactions in Cash Cropping Economies: Rationale for Persistence, and the Determinants of Farmer Participation and Performance in the Zambezi Valley of Mozambique
Rui Benfica ()
No 56069, Food Security Collaborative Working Papers from Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Livelihood strategies among rural HHs in the Zambezi Valley are predominantly based on agricultural activities, but income diversification is increasingly important. Cash income from agriculture comes predominantly from tobacco and cotton production. Due to cash constraints and poor access to input and credit by farmers, and high demand from buyers to meet quality and volume requirements, contract farming (CF) is the dominant form in the organization of transactions in those cash cropping sectors.
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