Alternative institutional arrangements for contract farming in poultry production in Bangladesh and their impacts on equity
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Jabbar, M.A.; Rahman, M.H.; Talukder, R.K.; Raha, S.K. 2007. Alternative institutional arrangements for contract farming in poultry production in Bangladesh and their impacts on equity. ILRI Research Report. 7. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI.
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This study is conducted to identify forms of market institutions that would allow smallholder poultry producers to commercially produce broilers and eggs to raise household incomes under rapidly differentiating livestock markets in Bangladesh. The report documents the range and extent of contract farming and other organizational arrangements used in smallholder poultry production in Bangladesh; analyses the structure and conduct of the hatchery, feeds and equipment industries serving the poultry sector and compare the geographical distribution of and access to these inputs along with health, extension and credit services of poultry farming under independent and contract farming arrangements; Identifies factors that influence participation or non-participation in contract farming; compares net incomes and production and marketing costs under independent and contract farming arrangements; analyses determinants of cost per unit output and net income under independent and contract farming arrangements, and identifies policy implications of the findings to promote and facilitate profitable poultry farming.