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© 1990

Small Farmers, Big Business

Contract Farming and Rural Development

Book

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 1-20
  3. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 45-72
  4. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 73-93
  5. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 95-112
  6. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 113-126
  7. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 127-154
  8. David Glover, Ken Kusterer
    Pages 155-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-170

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with an agricultural production and marketing system known as contract farming (CF). In this system, a public or private agency purchases the crops of independent farmers through contracts, often providing inputs, technical assistance and marketing. CF has a long history in developed countries and has spread to the Third World. The book uses case studies from North America, Latin America and Africa to assess the experience to date and provide guidelines for the use of CF in the future.

Keywords

agriculture business development economy marketing political economy production Public Sector

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.International Development Research CentreOttawaCanada
  2. 2.The American UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Small Farmers, Big Business
  • Book Subtitle Contract Farming and Rural Development
  • Authors David Glover
    Ken Kusterer
  • Series Title International Political Economy Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-11533-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-52407-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-11535-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-11533-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 170
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    Industries
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