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Contract Farming in Developing Countries: An overview
This paper presents a review of the literature on contract farming (CF), focusing on recent empirical research on the economic impact of CF. The paper starts with an explanation of the phenomenon ofExpand
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Support for Farmers' Cooperatives
In order to foster the competitiveness of the food supply chain, the European Commission is committed to promote and facilitate the restructuring and consolidation of the agricultural sector byExpand
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Contract farming configuration: Smallholders’ preferences for contract design attributes
While Contract Farming (CF) can enhance smallholders’ income in developing countries, empirical research on the motivation of smallholders to participate in CF is scarce. This paper explores farmerExpand
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Essays on Agricultural Co-operatives
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Adoption of improved potato varieties in Ethiopia: The role of agricultural knowledge and innovation system and smallholder farmers’ quality assessment
Although potato is considered to be one of the strategic crops for ensuring food security in Ethiopia, the adoption of high yielding and disease tolerant improved potato varieties is low. CommonExpand
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Decomposing the Member Relationship in Agricultural Cooperatives: Implications for Commitment
Agricultural cooperatives increasingly operate in strictly coordinated supply chains. It is important that members of a cooperative are committed to a customer-oriented strategy, otherwise verticalExpand
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Innovations in Cooperative Ownership: Converted and Hybrid Listed Cooperatives
Cooperatives are often criticized for being an inferior company ownership form. It is asserted that their decision making processes are inefficient and that, due to the principle of member finance,Expand
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Support for farmers' cooperatives: final report.
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Ownership Structure in Agrifood Chains: The Marketing Cooperative
Globalization, technological developments, and consumer concerns press farmers and food producers to enhance product innovation and to seek more efficient production and distribution structures.Expand
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Essays on Agricultural Co-operatives; Governance Structure in Fruit and Vegetable Chains
textabstractJos Bijman (1959) is senior researcher at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), The Hague, The Netherlands. He studied political science at the University of Amsterdam.Expand
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