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Publication | 26 January 2021

Forging linkages to promote agriculture exports through contract farming: A case study of Okra cultivation

In India, significant policy initiatives and institutional changes have transformed the agricultural sector. In this process of agricultural transformation, contract farming has emerged as an institutional innovation that facilitates direct firm-to-farm linkages. Contract farming benefits farmers, especially smallholders, by enabling access to credit, inputs and extension services and by raising productivity, profitability and income. By organising the production of high-value food crops, contract farming can create links between input markets and producers, and international markets.

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