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Contract Farming In India: Models And Impacts


  • Pavneet Kaur
  • Naresh Singla


The emerging institutional arrangements such as CF are promoted on the plea that these share production and marketing risks of the producers and in a way these are seen as a tool to diversify the Indian agriculture and making the farmers’ viable. However, a reality check on the CF arrangements with the farmers points a gloomy picture. The present models are not completely integrating the small and marginal farmers in the system. Most of the studies show that the companies prefer to work with mainly medium and large farmers in contracts. Key words: Farming, contract, contract farming

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  • Pavneet Kaur & Naresh Singla, 2016. "Contract Farming In India: Models And Impacts," Working papers 2016-06-11, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2016-06-11

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