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Contract Farming and Its Effect on Small Farmers in Less Developed Countries

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  • Minot, Nicholas

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It is generally recognized that small-farm agriculture plays a central role in economic development, both in supplying a significant portion of the domestic food crop supplies and in generating income for low-income families. For crops such as rubber, tea, coffee, and many fruits and vegetables, large amounts of labor are required for land preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 54740.

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Date of creation: 1986
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Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54740

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