The Impact on Farmers of the Privatization of Integrated Agricultural Monopsonies
AbstractInternational Financial Institutions have advocated the privatization of integrated agricultural monopsonies in developing countries with the hope that competition between private firms under a contract farming system would reduce inefficiencies in production and enable farmers to obtain a higher share of world commodity prices. \ Using a very simple theoretical model, this paper shows however that the impact of privatization and contract farming may not be positive for all farmers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 04-08.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2001
Date of revision: 2004
Privatization; Cotton; Africa; Welfare;
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