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

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Wendimu, Mengistu Assefa; Henningsen, Arne; Gibbon, Peter;
  • Publisher: Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)
  • Subject: Outgrower scheme | I31 | Productivity, Outgrower scheme, contract farming, sugarcane, propensity score, genetic matching, Ethiopia | sugarcane | O13 | Q13 | Q12 | Productivity | Ethiopia | genetic matching | contract farming | propensity score
    • jel: jel:I31 | jel:Q13 | jel:Q12 | jel:O13
      ddc: ddc:330

Contract farming is often seen as a panacea to 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 benef... View more
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