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Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in Indian Agriculture

Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in Indian Agriculture

  • Parmod Kumar - Professor, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India
  • A.V. Manjunatha - Director (Evaluation), Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka, India
  • Suman K. Sourav - Research scholar, University of Kassel, Germany

January 2021 | 352 pages | SAGE India
Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in Indian Agriculture explores key determinants that drive contractual/lease relationships through the examples of various existing arrangements in the country. It is based on the premise that contract farming or leasing can be an attractive option to policy makers  keen on integrating the poor into the industrialized sector of the economy by helping them access the gains from trade that characterize successful agricultural tenancy arrangements. Agricultural diversification can be promoted through a favourable environment of policy support in the area of contract farming and by reforming land policies that will enhance the bargaining power of small holders. The book systematically analyses contract farming in the broader framework of existing land and lease market system. It contains cross-sectional assessment with field insights from various states. The book will help to formulate a strong policy in favour of stakeholders involved in contract farming and land tenancy in India.
Foreword by Ramesh Chand
Contract Farming and Land Tenancy in India: An Introduction
Land Market Development in India
Contract Farming and Land Tenancy: A Review of Literature
Household Characteristics, Cropping Pattern and Land Productivity
Resource Use and Profitability: Contract, Lease and Control Farmers
Marketing, Employment and Farmers’ Opinion about Contract Farming and Land Tenancy
Functioning of Contract farming, Land Leasing and Land Sharing
Annexure 7.1: Land Leasing Companies
Contract Versus Non Contract Agricultural Wage Workers
Promotion of Contract Farming and Land Tenancy
Conclusions and Policy Suggestions

Parmod Kumar

Parmod Kumar is Professor, Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Centre, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India. Professor Kumar has authored 11 research volumes and published more than 60 research articles in refereed national and international journals. He has published articles in high-impact journals. He is leading several research projects sponsored by the Government of India and various international organizations. He was managing editor of the Journal of Social and Economic Development and is on the editorial board of Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Situation in India and the... More About Author

A.V. Manjunatha

Manjunatha A. V. obtained his MSc degree in agricultural economics from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, and an international MSc degree in rural development (Erasmus Mundus Fellow) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds a doctoral degree in agricultural economics (DAAD Fellow) from Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. He has completed several state, national and international projects and has been involved in drafting policy documents for the state and central governments. He has published research articles in reputed journals, conferences and leading national newspapers, and books with reputed... More About Author

Suman K. Sourav

Suman K. Sourav is a social science researcher who holds a joint masters’ degree in rural development from Ghent University in Belgium, Humbolt University in Germany and the University of Pisa in Italy. He had started his education in agricultural sciences at Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth agricultural university in Maharashtra, India. Prior to joining DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) FOR2432-Project A01 as a doctoral researcher, he worked in a variety of Indian and international research organizations, including Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, Institute for Social and Economic Change, The... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353886264