Vertical Coordination in High-Value Food Commodities

Birthal, P S and Joshi, P K and Gulati, A (2007) Vertical Coordination in High-Value Food Commodities. In: Agricultural diversification and smallholders in South Asia. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA , pp. 405-440. ISBN 8171885519

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In most of the South and Southeast Asia, and in much of the SubSahara Africa, agriculture is dominated by smallholders, who derive their livelihood s by cultivating small pieces of land and supplementing their incomes with dairy, poultry or fish farming. And, the number of such small-sized holdings has been steadily increasing under the growing population pressure. For instance, in India, the share of smallholdings « 2 ha) has increased from 70 per cent in 1971 to 80 per cent in 1995 (Gol, 2003) ; it is expected to reach 83 per cent by 2010 aha, 2001) . In such a scenario, the fundamental issues that need to...

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 10:54
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2012 10:54
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