Contract farming configuration: Smallholders’ preferences for contract design attributes

@inproceedings{Abebe2013ContractFC,
  title={Contract farming configuration: Smallholders’ preferences for contract design attributes},
  author={Gumataw Kifle Abebe and Jos Bijman and Ron Kemp and Onno S. W. F. Omta and A. Tsegaye},
  year={2013}
}
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 farmer preferences for particular contract design attributes. We combined analytical hierarchy process and discrete choice experiments to investigate the importance of contract design attributes. On the basis of data collected among potato farmers in Ethiopia, we found that input market uncertainty is more… CONTINUE READING

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