Selling to Processors on Contract

  • Nilabja Ghosh
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Contracting with farmers by processors has a profound impact on market efficiency as well as on farm and managerial practices, but inclusiveness is not beyond question and understanding of the pricing process gains new relevance because the marketed products are finely differentiated.


Cold Storage Storage Facility Potato Grower Traditional Market Uttar Pradesh 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilabja Ghosh
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  1. 1.Agricultural Economics Research UnitInstitute of Economic GrowthNew DelhiIndia

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