Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book examines different contract arrangements for selected crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative approaches in order to examine how contract farming affects smallholders and value chain dynamics in Tanzania.
Major themes covered in the book include: contract farming policy; contract farming and value chain dynamics; contract farming adoption decisions; contract farming and income diversification. The authors also discuss alternative aspects of contract farming such as trust, conspiracy, empowerment and corporate social responsibility. The book presents original research from case studies conducted in Tanzania on sugarcane, tobacco, sunflower and cotton. These crops have a history of trials and errors with contract farming involving smallholders. Furthermore, they are targeted in national strategies as some of the main crops for establishment and upgrading of agro-industrial activities in Tanzania.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|48 pages
Contract farming in context
part Part II|78 pages
Contract farming and value chain dynamics
chapter 5|18 pages
Successes and barriers regarding small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the value chain for sunflower in Tanzania
part Part III|35 pages
Contract farming and household economics
part Part IV|70 pages
Alternative aspects of contract farming