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Becoming Basmati

Shaila Seshia Galvin

in Becoming Organic: Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300215014
eISBN:
9780300258080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215014.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Under contract farming arrangements for organic agriculture introduced in the early 2000s in Uttarakhand’s Doon Valley, the production of organic basmati rice must adhere not only to standards for ... More


Contract Farming and Agricultural Productivity in Western Kenya

Lorenzo Casaburi, Michael Kremer, and Sendhil Mullainathan

in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We use new data from the administrative records of a large Kenyan sugarcane contract farming scheme to study participation and productivity among outgrowers. First, we relate the origins and the ... More


Commercial and Legal Sustainability of Contract Farming in Gujarat

Satya Ranjan Mishra

in Sustainable Development and India: Convergence of Law, Economics, Science, and Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199474622
eISBN:
9780199090990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474622.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The chapter discusses that there is a strong need to formalize agriculture and make farmers a beneficiary of the end market opportunities. Contract farming attempts to bring in possibilities of ... More


Corporate agribusiness development and small farms

Martin Evans

in New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689347
eISBN:
9780191768248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689347.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The growing corporate presence in a wider variety of agricultural value chains can open up new opportunities for contract farming to the advantage of smallholders in agriculture, but more ... More


Food Prices and Food Price Volatility

Donald F. Larson

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines food prices from 1900 to 2015. Despite growing populations, rising incomes, new technologies, globalization, and the emergence of commodities as an asset class, no trends are ... More


Rural Development in China, 1980s–2000s

Kristen E. Looney

in Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes Chinese rural development in the reform era. Before the 2000s, China's reform-era agricultural policy could be summed up as decollectivization followed by resource extraction ... More


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