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PN 2014-09: Linking Small Farmers to Modern Markets: The Role of Contract Farming

This Policy Note summarizes a study by Roehlano Briones titled "Small farmers in high-value chains: Binding or relaxing constraints to inclusive growth?", which seeks to assess the impact of contract farming on small farmers in the Philippines using evidence-based methods. Specifically, the study aims to characterize contract farming for a major value chain in Philippine agriculture, determine the impact of contract farming on the farm incomes of smallholders, and assess the degree to which participation in contract farming is biased toward farmers with larger endowments.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Briones, Roehlano M.; Galang, Ivory Myka R.; Philippines; agriculture; supply chain; contract farming; smallholders; tobacco industry;
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