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Transforming agriculture in South Asia : the role of value chains and contract farming / edited by Ashok K. Mishra, Anjani Kumar, Pramod K. Joshi.

Contributor(s): Mishra, Ashok K, 1967- | Kumar, Anjani | Joshi, P. K
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 2021Edition: 1st edDescription: xxvi, 401 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmISBN: 9780367457273Subject(s): Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- South Asia | Agricultural contracts -- South Asia | Agriculture and state -- South AsiaDDC classification: 338.10954 Summary: "Debates about public expenditure in the agricultural sector have re-opened in many developing and emerging economies because of high budget deficits and changes in public opinion. As a result, agricultural policy in many of these countries is beginning to take a more market-oriented approach to agrarian problems: most notably through the introduction of contract farming. This book explores the policy issues around contract farming, its transformative potential, and addresses the lack of empirical research on this topic by focusing on South Asia: principally India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The book first addresses the effects of contract farming (vertical coordination) on productivity, food security indicators (yield, consumption expenditures, prices) employment, and input usage. Then it draws lessons from the South Asian case studies on the impact of institutional changes, like contract farming, on income and food security of smallholder households. The core of the book will include case study chapters on several commodities that are produced under contract farming, including vegetables and fisheries in Bangladesh, low-value crops in Nepal, and coffee in India. Further chapters also explore contracts, storage, input usage and technical efficiency in these cases. This book serves as an essential guide to academics, researchers, students, legislative liaisons, and think tank groups interested in agrarian issues, agricultural economics, and agricultural policy in emerging economies, and South Asia in particular. Ashok K. Mishra is Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair, Morrison School of Agribusiness, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. Anjani Kumar is Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, South Asia Office, New Delhi, India. Pramod K. Joshi is former Senior Advisor to the Director General and Director-South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India"--
List(s) this item appears in: New Arrivals- October 1st to 31st 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Debates about public expenditure in the agricultural sector have re-opened in many developing and emerging economies because of high budget deficits and changes in public opinion. As a result, agricultural policy in many of these countries is beginning to take a more market-oriented approach to agrarian problems: most notably through the introduction of contract farming. This book explores the policy issues around contract farming, its transformative potential, and addresses the lack of empirical research on this topic by focusing on South Asia: principally India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The book first addresses the effects of contract farming (vertical coordination) on productivity, food security indicators (yield, consumption expenditures, prices) employment, and input usage. Then it draws lessons from the South Asian case studies on the impact of institutional changes, like contract farming, on income and food security of smallholder households. The core of the book will include case study chapters on several commodities that are produced under contract farming, including vegetables and fisheries in Bangladesh, low-value crops in Nepal, and coffee in India. Further chapters also explore contracts, storage, input usage and technical efficiency in these cases. This book serves as an essential guide to academics, researchers, students, legislative liaisons, and think tank groups interested in agrarian issues, agricultural economics, and agricultural policy in emerging economies, and South Asia in particular. Ashok K. Mishra is Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair, Morrison School of Agribusiness, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. Anjani Kumar is Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, South Asia Office, New Delhi, India. Pramod K. Joshi is former Senior Advisor to the Director General and Director-South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, India"--

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