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Determinants of Participation in Contract Farming in Pig Production in Northern Viet Nam

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    Strengthening Market Linkages of Smallholder Pig Producers through Informal Contracts in Northern Viet Nam
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
    2007
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    Formal contracts with integrator companies are limited to large-scale pig producers in Viet Nam. There are, however, forms of informal contracts where smaller-scale pig producers establish stable links with their input suppliers or/and output buyers. Traders screen farmers with whom they could potentially engage into contracts. As relations become more established and stable, farmer reputation / reliability, rather than scale of production, becomes the more important consideration. Human and social capital factors of pig producers are found to be significant determinants of participation in contracts. Farmers engaged in informal contracts with cooperatives benefit from contract participation through higher average net returns per unit of output in the case they use ‘mixed breeds’ of pigs. The benefit is not clear cut with respect to the use of exotic breeds.
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    Eucalyptus woodlot adoption and its determinants in Mecha District, Northern Ethiopia
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    The area of Eucalyptus plantations has now expanded greatly and growing Eucalyptus at a farm level in a form of woodlot primarily for income generation has become popular among Ethiopian smallholder farmers. Despite its wider use/practice, studies and systematic documentation on the adoption and economic significance are scarce to inform evidence-based policymaking. The aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting adoption Eucalyptus woodlot in Mecha District, Northern Ethiopia. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 186 sample respondent households from three purposively selected villages of the district. Key informant and in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and direct observations were used and complemented by secondary data. Double-hurdle econometric model was used to identify factors influencing households’ adoption decision and adoption intensity of Eucalyptus woodlot. Result shows number of parcels of land, off farm work engagement, credit availability and farmer’s perception towards woodlot production significantly influence household adoption decision. Whereas, family size (negatively), land holding size, number of parcels of land, market access, adjacent farm and farmers perception towards Eucalyptus woodlot production were found to be significantly influencing the adoption intensity of Eucalyptus woodlot.Moreover, lack of support and training, lack of segregation of land and limited technologies were the major constraints. In general, the household’s decision to plant Eucalyptus has been influenced by different demographic, socioeconomic, institutional and physiological factors. Fostering support and training, cluster planting, providing alternative options for the farmers, technologies adoption, improving and implementing Eucalyptus policies and enforcing rules and regulations are areas that need policy attentions to improve the livelihood of the communities Keywords: adoption, determinates, double hurdle, eucalyptus woodlot ID: 3616631
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    Poultry Supply Chains and Market Failures in Northern Viet Nam
    Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative: A Living from Livestock
    2008
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    Our farm surveys as well as other research in Viet Nam indicate that poultry production is important for the incomes of the rural poor and it is important to recognize that the poor are involved in all stages of the poultry market chain, not just in production. Poultry market channels in northern Viet Nam might be generalized into two or three major avenues: in one small scale farmers produce local chicken and sell to nearby markets or to urban areas through informal channels. In another, medium and large farms sell through formal, regulated channels such as wholesale markets. In a few cases, large companies have built their own slaughterhouses, nearing complete vertical integration. These poultry markets are at a critical juncture. The newer, more formal marketing chains are considered to be easier to regulate, however, if smallholders and / or small-scale traders cannot market local chicken through these channels, they will continue using informal channels due to the high levels of d emand for the local type of chicken in Ha Noi.

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