Market Structure, Outgrower Contracs and Farm Output. Evidence from Cotton Reforms in Zambia

@inproceedings{Brambilla2005MarketSO,
  title={Market Structure, Outgrower Contracs and Farm Output. Evidence from Cotton Reforms in Zambia},
  author={Irene Brambilla and Guido G. Porto},
  year={2005}
}
This paper investigates the dynamic impacts of cotton marketing reforms on farm output in rural Zambia. Following liberalization and the elimination of the Zambian cotton marketing board, the sector developed an outgrower scheme whereby cotton firms provided credit, access to inputs and output markets, and technical assistance to the farmers. There are two distinctive phases of the reforms: a failure of the outgrower contracts, due to farmers' debt renegation, firm hold up, and lack of… CONTINUE READING

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