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Contract Farming in China: Perspectives of Farm Households and Agribusiness Firms

28 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2010  

Hongdong Guo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert W. Jolly

Iowa State University - Department of Economics

Jianhua Zhu

Iowa State University

Date Written: June 2007

Abstract

Contract farming in China has grown rapidly over the past 10 years. This paper examines the evolution of contract farming, and explores the incentives to engage in contract farming, preferred contract forms and contract performance from the perspective of both Chinese farmers and contracting firms. Firm and household perceptions of contracting are assessed using data obtained from village- and firm-level surveys. Farmers identify price stability and market access as the key advantages to contracts, while firms consider improved product quality as the primary incentive to use contracts.

Suggested Citation

Guo, Hongdong and Jolly, Robert W. and Zhu, Jianhua, Contract Farming in China: Perspectives of Farm Households and Agribusiness Firms (June 2007). Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 2, pp. 285-312, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681854 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.ces.8100202

Hongdong Guo (Contact Author)

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Robert Jolly

Iowa State University - Department of Economics ( email )

260 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
United States

Jianhua Zhu

Iowa State University ( email )

Ames, IA 50011-2063
United States

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