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|Title: ||Impact of contract farming on rice farmperformance: Endogenous switching regression|
|Authors: ||Bidzakin, John Kanburi|
Fialor, Simon C.
|Keywords: ||contract farming|
endogenous switching regression
|Issue Date: ||15-May-2019|
|Publisher: ||Cogent Economics & Finance|
|Citation: ||Bidzakin,K J., Fialor,S.C.,Awunyo-Vitor,D.and Yahaya,I.(2018)Impact of contract farming on rice farm performance: Endogenous switching regression.Cogent Economics & Finance(2019), 7: https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2019.1618229|
|Abstract: ||Contract farming (CF) is increasing been used as a strategy in riceproduction in Ghana while there is no empirical data supporting it. This studyinvestigated the importance of CF in rice production. Cross-sectional farm house-hold level data collected from 350 rice farmers randomly selected across the riceproduction areas of Ghana was used. The adoption and casual impact of CF wasestimated using endogenous switching regression and propensity score matchingmethods. Results revealed positive and significant relationship between CF and farmperformance measures (yield and gross margins). Results indicate that, CF increasesyield and gross margins significantly. It further identified educational level, rice farmsize and ISFM as positive determinants of contract participation. This evidenceprovides strong support for efforts to promote CF in Ghana. Educated farmersshould be targeted for CF participation because their propensity to participate in CFis high. Sensitising our illiterate farmers to participate in CF should be vigorouslypursued. CF should also be encouraged as a means to promote the adoption of ISFMtechnology. CF is recommended as a good tool for developing the local rice valuechain in Ghana.|
|Description: ||An article published by Cogent Economics & Finance and also available at https://doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2019.1618229|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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