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Contract Farming in India: Impacts on Women and Child Workers

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Sukhpal
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T17:59:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T17:59:11Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6078
dc.description.abstract "Globalisation and liberalisation are likely to have the greatest impact on the rural poor through their influence on the agricultural sector, terms of trade, availability and cost of inputs, and new investments in the agribusiness sector. Technological progress in farming can help the rural poor by raising farm productivity, lowering food prices, increasing employment, and reducing farming risk. But the role and influence of multinational corporations (MNCs) in food production and trade will, as an institutional mechanism, determine the exact impact of globalisation on the rural poor, who are mostly from the labouring classes. Contract farming (described below) promotes participation of domestic firms and MNCs in farming, and is seen as the ‘new investment’ aspect of globalisation (Ramamurthy, 2000; Killick, 2001). Under contract farming, landowners or tenants have contracts with agribusiness marketing and/or processing firms, who specify prices, timing, quality and quantity/acreage of the produce to be delivered." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 111 en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject productivity en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.title Contract Farming in India: Impacts on Women and Child Workers en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc London en_US

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