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.

part Part I|48 pages

Contract farming in context

chapter 1|17 pages

Researching the potential and limitations of contract farming in sub-Saharan Africa

ByJoseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

chapter 2|14 pages

Contract farming

Fluid concept on firm grounds
ByLotte Isager, Niels Fold, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

chapter 3|15 pages

Strategies and policies for agricultural development in Tanzania

ByJoseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Mpeta Daniel, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen, Niels Fold

part Part II|78 pages

Contract farming and value chain dynamics

chapter 4|17 pages

Evolving governance structures and contract farming in the tobacco value chain in Tanzania

ByBahati M. Ilembo, Joseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

chapter 5|18 pages

Successes and barriers regarding small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the value chain for sunflower in Tanzania

Does contract farming reduce valuec chain coordination problems for SMEs?
ByDaniel Mpeta, Joseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Batimo Sebyiga, Niels Fold

chapter 6|21 pages

Contract farming and upgrading possibilities for smallholder sugarcane-growers in Tanzania

ByThobias E. Nsindagi, Jennifer K. Sesabo

chapter 7|126 pages

Coordination and upgrading in agricultural value chains

Contract farming arrangements in the Tanzanian cotton sector
ByMarianne Nylandsted Larsen, Paul Maganga Nsimbila

part Part III|35 pages

Contract farming and household economics

chapter 8|14 pages

Tobacco contract farming in the Urambo District of Tanzania

Which farmers obtain inputs on credit and which buy them for cash?
ByBahati M. Ilembo, Joseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Arne Henningsen

chapter 9|19 pages

Income diversification of small-scale sugarcane contract farmers in Kilombero and Turiani, Tanzania

Which farmers obtain inputs on credit and which buy them for cash?
ByThobias E. Nsindagi, Jennifer K. Sesabo, Arne Henningsen

part Part IV|70 pages

Alternative aspects of contract farming

chapter 10|15 pages

Trusting your partner?

Sunflower contract farming in central Tanzania
ByFrederik Brønd

chapter 11|15 pages

Contract farming in a covert sphere

Conspiracy theories as counter-knowledge about sugarcane production in Tanzania
ByLotte Isager

chapter 12|19 pages

Does contract farming empower smallholder agricultural producers?

Lessons from sunflower contract farming in Tanzania
ByJoseph Andrew Kuzilwa, Daniel Mpeta

chapter 13|18 pages

Embedding the global tobacco value chain in social and environmental concerns

Contract farming and corporate social responsibility projects in the Tanzanian tobacco sector
ByMarianne Nylandsted Larsen, Jonas Gillett