Linking to markets: A case of small scale sorghum farmers group in China uri icon


  • Market access is one of the most critical linkages in farmingbusiness for the rural farm households; it is also evidentthat they are a prerequisite for enhancing agriculture-basedeconomic growth and increasing rural incomes. Ruralincomes will not be substantially increased by exclusiveemphasis on subsistence food crop production; rather,more market-oriented production systems are needed.These require intensification of agricultural productionsystems, increased commercialization and specializationof production. The innovative marketing linkages throughcontract farming have yielded positive results

publication date

  • 2012