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Introduction
A contract farming framework
ADVANTAGES FOR FARMERS
Technology transfer by diffusion
PROBLEMS FACED BY FARMERS
Effect of assured markets – Tomato production in India
ADVANTAGES FOR SPONSORS
PROBLEMS FACED BY SPONSORS
Úa profitable market;
THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS
Analysing the physical and social environment
Culture versus commercialism
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
INVENTORIES OF PRECONDITIONS
Types of contract farming
THE CENTRALIZED MODEL
Sugar-cane production by contract farming in Thailand
The centralized model
THE NUCLEUS ESTATE MODEL
THE MULTIPARTITE MODEL
THE INFORMAL MODEL
Intermediaries in Thailand
Characteristics of contract farming structures
Contracts and their specifications
THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK
THE FORMULA
“Acts of God” clauses in contracts
Characteristics of contract formulas
Land tenure for contract farming
THE FORMAT
Transient verbal contracts
THE SPECIFICATIONS
Managing the project
COORDINATING PRODUCTION
The role of farmer groups in Colombia
Growers’ Association in Kenya
MANAGING THE AGRONOMY
Management and technology transfer in India
FARMER-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Monitoring performance
MONITORING QUALITY AND YIELDS
Monitoring milk production in Croatia
MONITORING HUMAN RESOURCES
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Annexes
Sponsor-farmer advance policies
Agreement for contract farming of maize
Tobacco contract – Greece
Export papaya agreement
Swine raising contract – Thailand
Job description for field extension officers
Calculated yield indicators (CYI)
Farmer performance record
Quality constraints – An illustration of perceptions
Glossary
References and further reading
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