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Title: Evaluation of a Hybrid Seed Contract between Smallholders and a Multinational Company in East Java, Indonesia
Contributor(s): Winters, P (author); Simmons, PR  (author); Patrick, IW  (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1080/0022038042000276572
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/95
Abstract: This article evaluates a hybrid seed contract between Indonesian smallholders and Pioneer Hybrid International. A transaction cost approach was used to analyse contract participation, total farm gross margins and labour and chemical use. The empirical results suggest: (a) the contract favours farmers with more irrigated land; (b) the contract improved returns to farm capital and was welfare improving; (c) the contract increased the demand for non-family labour, particularly female labour; and (d) the contract increased the intensity of chemical use. The success of the contract was attributed to the nature of the contracting process, which was between Pioneer and grower groups and not individual smallholders.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Journal of Development Studies, 41(1), p. 62-89
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Place of Publication: London
ISSN: 0022-0388
Field of Research (FOR): 140201 Agricultural Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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