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Linking apple farmers to markets: Determinants and impacts of marketing contracts in China

Ma, Wanglin; Abdulai, Awudu;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
Abstract
This study investigates the determinants of marketing contract choices and the related impact on farm net returns of apple farmers in China. We employ a two-stage selection correction approach (BFG) for the multinomial logit model. On the basis of the BFG estimation, we also use an endogenous switching regression model and a propensity score matching technique to estimate the causal effects of marketing contract choices on net returns. The empirical results reveal that written contracts increase apple Farmers’ net returns,while oral contracts exert an opposite impact.
Subjects
free text keywords: Marketing Contracts, Multinomial Logit, Selectivity Correction, China, Agricultural and Food Policy, International Development, Marketing, C52, Q13,
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