publication . Preprint . Article . Research . 2015

Sugarcane outgrowers in Ethiopia: ’Forced’ to remain poor?

Wendimu, Mengistu Assefa; Henningsen, Arne; Gibbon, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
Abstract
Contract farming is often seen as a panacea for many of the challenges faced by agricultural production in developing countries. Given the large heterogeneity of contract farming arrangements, it is debatable whether all kinds of contract farming arrangements offer benefits to participating smallholders. Nonetheless, many donor agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and governments of developing countries are increasingly pushing for contract farming and outgrower schemes as an instrument to commercialize small-scale farming. Their desire for such arrangements is further reinforced by the recent rush for large-scale agricultural land acquisition in most develo...
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free text keywords: Productivity, Outgrower scheme, contract farming, sugarcane, propensity score, genetic matching, Ethiopia, Q12, Q13, O13, I31, Productivity, Outgrower scheme, sugarcane, propensity score, genetic matching, Ethiopia, jel:Q12, jel:Q13, jel:O13, jel:I31, Developing country, Contract farming, Panacea (medicine), Economics, Agricultural land, Household income, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Agricultural productivity, Agricultural economics, Land grabbing, ddc:330
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publication . Preprint . Article . Research . 2015

Sugarcane outgrowers in Ethiopia: ’Forced’ to remain poor?

Wendimu, Mengistu Assefa; Henningsen, Arne; Gibbon, Peter;