Recognizing the extensive literature available on outgrower cooperative farming, this case study seeks to add to this literature by providing in-depth learnings and guidance on good practices for structuring commercial, cooperative outgrower schemes in Malawi and potentially elsewhere.
Smallholder farmers in the mid-hills of Nepal are facing an acute labor shortage due to out-migration which, in general, has affected the capacity to achieve timely crop establishment, harvest, and inter-cultural operations.
The existence of a “young farmer problem” in Europe has been recognized by scientists and policy-makers and is based on the widespread acknowledgement of the poor generational renewal rates in the farming sector and in particular in farmland management across the European Union.
This chapter illustrates the field summary of the development of agriculture tools or machines used in upstream supply chain of rice and maize in Thailand in chronological order. It also summarizes Thai government policies which affect to the Thai agricultural industries. It also presents the efficiency and value added once one tools have been replaced by another tools.
This study examines the effect of land rights on agricultural outcomes in Rwanda. We characterize the effects of land rights from two perspectives. The first one is land rights indicated by the right to sell and guarantee land and the second one is land titling. The agricultural outcomes include agricultural productivity, food security and nutritional diversity.
El presente estudio fue realizado durante los meses de noviembre y diciembre de 2018 y se preparó sobre la base de los resultados del trabajo de coordinación, orientación y seguimiento realizado durante los estudios de los siete consultores contratados en común acuerdo entre la COPROFAM,1 cada una de sus organizaciones afiliadas en cada país y el programa FIDA Mercosur CLAEH.
DESPOJANDO PARA ALIMENTAR AL GIGANTE:CHINA Y EL AGRONEGOCIO EN CHILE
Alexander Panez Pinto *
Mainland Southeast Asia (MSA) has seen sweeping upland land use changes in the past decades, with transition from primarily subsistence shifting cultivation to annual commodity cropping. This transition holds implications for local upland communities and ecosystems. Due to its particular political regime, Myanmar is at the tail of this development.
Land degradation, particularly soil erosion, is currently a major challenge for Nepal. With a high rate of population growth, subsistence-based rural economy, and increasingly intense rainfall events in the monsoon season, Nepal is prone to several forms of land degradation, such as floods, landslides, and soil erosion.
Growing numbers of policies and programmes aim to integrate small-scale rural producers into agricultural value chains.