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An Analytical Toolkit for Support to Contract Farming

ACCESS TO CAPITAL AGRIBUSINESS AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ANNUAL CROPS ARBITRATION AVERAGE PRICE BENEFICIARIES BEST PRACTICE BUSINESS DRIVERS BUSINESS MODEL BUSINESS MODELS BUSINESS OBJECTIVE BUSINESS OBJECTIVES BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS PLAN BUSINESSES BUYER BUYERS CAPABILITIES CAPABILITY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CASSAVA CASSAVA FLOUR CASSAVA PROCESSING CASSAVA PRODUCTION COCOA COCOA PRICES COMMERCIAL FARMERS COMMERCIAL FARMING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION COMMODITIES COMMODITY COMMODITY PRICES COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVENESS CONNECTIVITY CONTACT POINTS CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT CONTRACT FARMING CONTRACT FARMING ARRANGEMENTS CONTRACT LAW CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS COOPERATIVES COPYRIGHT COTTON COTTON PRICES COTTON PRODUCTION CREDIT RISKS CROP CROP INSURANCE CROP MANAGEMENT CROPS DEBT DEGRADATION DEGREE OF RISK DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DISPUTE RESOLUTION E-MAIL ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACTS EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE RATES EXPENDITURE EXPORTER EXPORTERS FAIR FAO FARM FARM ACTIVITIES FARM EMPLOYMENT FARM EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FARM INCOME FARM PRODUCE FARM REVENUES FARMER FARMER SURVEYS FARMERS FARMING HOUSEHOLD FARMING SYSTEM FARMS FINANCIAL HEALTH FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FISHING FLOOR PRICE FOOD CROPS FOOD SECURITY FOREST PRODUCTS FRUITS FUTURES FUTURES MARKET GOVERNMENT POLICY GOVERNMENT SUPPORT HORTICULTURAL CROPS HOUSEHOLD INCOME HUMAN RESOURCES HUSBANDRY HYBRIDS ICT INNOVATION INPUT PRICES INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN INTERNAL RATES OF RETURN INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL MARKET INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INVESTING INVESTMENT POLICY INVESTMENT RISK JOINT VENTURES LABOR MARKET LACK OF COMPETITION LACK OF CREDIT LACK OF TRANSPARENCY LAND HOLDING LEVEL OF RISK LICENSES LOCAL ECONOMY LOCAL MARKET MACROECONOMIC STABILITY MAIZE MARKET FAILURE MARKET FAILURES MARKET INFORMATION MARKET OPPORTUNITIES MARKET OPPORTUNITY MARKET PRICE MARKET PRICES MARKET RISK MARKET RISKS MARKET VALUE MARKETING AGREEMENT MARKETING BOARD MARKETPLACE MATURITY MOBILE PHONE MONOCULTURE MORTGAGE NEW MARKET NEW MARKETS NEW TECHNOLOGY OIL PALM OPEN MARKET OPERATING ENVIRONMENT PERSONAL COMMUNICATION PLANTING PLEDGES POTATOES POTENTIAL INVESTMENT POULTRY PRICE ADVANTAGE PRICE RISK PRICING MECHANISMS PRICING MODEL PRICING MODELS PRIVATE SECTOR PROCUREMENT PROCUREMENT PROCESS PRODUCE PRODUCER GROUPS PRODUCER ORGANIZATION PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS PRODUCT QUALITY PRODUCTION COSTS PRODUCTION PROCESS PRODUCTIVITY PROFIT MARGINS PUBLIC FUNDS PUBLICITY PURCHASING QUALITY OF SERVICE QUERIES REGULAR PAYMENT RELIABILITY RELIABLE ACCESS REPAYMENT RESERVES RESULT RESULTS RETURNS RICE RICE PROCESSING RISK MANAGEMENT RISK PROFILE RURAL PRODUCERS SALE SALES SEED SEED PRODUCTION SERVICE · MARKET SETTLEMENT SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE SHADOW PRICE SINGLE CROP SMALL FARMER SMALL-SCALE FARMER SMALL-SCALE FARMERS SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS SMALLHOLDER SMALLHOLDERS SPOT MARKET STOCKS SUBSISTENCE FARMERS SUBSTITUTE SUBSTITUTION SUGAR SUPERMARKETS SUPPLIER SUPPLIERS SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIAL SURPLUS SURPLUSES SUSTAINABLE COFFEE TARGETS TAX TAXONOMY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TELEPHONE TOBACCO TRACEABILITY TRADE BALANCE TRADING TRANCHES TRANSACTION TRANSACTION COSTS TREE CROPS TURNOVER USERS VALUE CHAIN VALUE CHAINS VEGETABLES VERTICAL INTEGRATION WAREHOUSE WHEAT WHOLESALERS WORKING CAPITAL YIELDS
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Washington, DC
Africa
2014-12-31T16:45:10Z | 2014-12-31T16:45:10Z | 2014-05

Over the past century or so, a wide assortment of pre-harvest agreements, joint ventures, deals, and pledges that can be termed contract farming have been brokered between farmers and buyers. During the 1980s and 1990s, contract farming was frequently criticized as a potentially exploitative arrangement, which favored the more powerful buyer and left the small-scale farmer and the environment vulnerable to abuse. More recently, there is renewed interest from policy makers and their development partners in contract farming as a means of leveraging the recent wave of large-scale investment in land and agriculture to include small-scale farmers and to link them to new market opportunities. The establishment of contract farming becomes a means to link small-scale farmers to markets, which may otherwise be inaccessible for reasons of distance, standards, processing, or any of the other disconnections and impediments that hold them back. However, there have been few attempts to evaluate donor-supported contract farming projects, either financially or economically, or to measure their inclusiveness and their impact in the community. This document aims to provide a task team leader with tools for a critical evaluation of projects promoting contract farming schemes before, during, and after the life span of the project. This toolkit has three objectives: provide guidance on what kinds of contract farming schemes work well, and in what circumstances (the best practice function); provide guidance on how to analyze inclusive contract farming schemes in order to identify those with a good chance of success and sustainability - the right horse to back (the diagnostic function); and provide a framework for applying socio-economic and financial analysis to operations that support such schemes (the cost-benefit function).

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