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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Southern Asia, Asia, India
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Southern Asia, Asia, India
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Malawi
Contract farming is emerging as an important governance structure in certain agricultural value chains. This study was done with the objectives of understanding the contractual relations between buyers and small-scale growers in the tobacco industry in Malawi and the impact of contract farming on smallholder incomes. Cross-sectional data was collected from 211 contract and 109 non-contract smallholder burley tobacco farmers who sold tobacco in the 2012/13 season. Two analyses were undertaken.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Ghana
The focus in this paper is on two relatively large maize-based contract farming (CF) schemes with fixed input packages (Masara and Akate) and a number of smaller and more flexible CF schemes in a remote region in Ghana (Upper West). Results show that these schemes led to improved technology adoption and yield increases. In addition, a subset of maize farmers with high yield improvements due to CF participation had high gross margins. However, on average, yields were not high enough to compensate for higher input requirements and cost of capital.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017Western Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Senegal
Health-related incentives to reward effort or commitment are commonplace in many professional contracts throughout the world. Typically absent from small-scale agriculture in poor countries, such incentives may help overcome both health issues for remote rural families and supply issues for firms. Using a randomized control design, we investigate the impact of adding a micronutrient-fortified product in contracts between a Senegalese dairy processing factory and its seminomadic milk suppliers.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2017Global
Land is an important asset for rural households, and having secure land rights is important for poverty reduction. Despite the large body of literature on the relationship between land tenure security, livelihoods, and poverty, most of this literature is based on household-level data and does not consider possible intrahousehold inequalities in land ownership.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2017Southern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa, Mozambique
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