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dc.contributor.advisorBarnett, Barry
dc.contributor.authorSingini, Penjani
dc.date2015
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-14T19:58:23Z
dc.date.available2020-09-14T19:58:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/20011
dc.description.abstractTobacco plays a very significant role in Malawi’s economy by being the largest foreign exchange earner for the economy. The Integrated Production System was implemented in 2012 to promote contract production and also improve quality of tobacco which would therefore fetch higher prices for farmers. Contract farming has been believed to be potentially beneficial, but many farmers still choose not to produce under contract. This study examines factors that influence farmers’ tobacco contracting decisions. 300 farmers were interviewed for the study using a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed with logit model using SAS software. Expected auction market price, expected fertilizer cost for contract tobacco production, and the number of years farmers have grown tobacco are negatively related to producers’ adoption of contract production. Expected contract market prices, expected non-contract fertilizer cost, loan expectations, number of years farmer has previously contracted and off-farm income are positively related to contract adoption .
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.othercontract farming
dc.subject.othertobacco
dc.subject.otherMalawi
dc.subject.otherauction
dc.titleFactors Influencing Malawian Tobacco Farmers' Decisions regarding Contracting
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Agricultural Economics
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1985
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorAgricultural Economics
dc.contributor.committeeHarri, Ardian
dc.contributor.committeeTack, Jesse
dc.contributor.committeeCoatney, Kalyn


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