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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Cultural Elements and Women Subservient Roles among Cocoa Farm Families in Southwest Nigeria: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies., , and A. Lawal O. , IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 05/2014, Volume 7, Issue 5, Nigeria, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
RECONFIGURATION OF THE COCOA INDUSTRY AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN COTE D’IVOIRE, , 05/2014, Abidjan, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Incentives embedded in institutions: the case of share contracts in Ghanaian cocoa production

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TitleIncentives embedded in institutions: the case of share contracts in Ghanaian cocoa production
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsTakane, T.
JournalThe Developing Economies
Volume38
Issue3
End Page374 - 397
Date Published2000
Publication Languageeng
Keywordscontract farming, economic policies, Ghana, land tenure, markets & policies, West Africa
Lead

This study argues that besides price incentives, local institutions such as land tenure systems and agrarian contracts provide strong incentives and disincentives to agricultural production as well. Price incentives need to be placed in wider incentive structures embedded in the complex interactions among local institutions. The first section reviews the literature on the role of institutions in agrarian economies with particular emphasis on share contracts. This is followed by a description of the fieldwork method and some characteristics of study locations. A number of labor arrangements in cocoa production are then discussed, followed by a detailed analysis of share contracts and incentive structures embedded in them. The concluding section offers a brief summary of the discussion.

URLhttp://www.ide-jetro.jp/English/Publish/Periodicals/De/pdf/00_03_05.pdf

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