contract Farming

Meaning of Contract Farming is an agreement between farmers and marketing firms for the production and supply of agricultural products under certain agreement, frequently at predetermined prices.

OBJECTIVES OF COTRACT FARMING

  • To achieve consistent quality
  • To achieve regular supply
  • To improve quality of produce
  • To stabilize the agro-raw produce
  • Price is not affected by market price.

Contract farming is a triangular benefit

NEED FOR CONTRACT FARMING IN INDIA

  • production and marketing are very critical in India.
  • Overcome inadequate linkages with market.
  • Lack of capital, poor infrastructure, technology transfer etc.
  • To avoid post-harvest losses.
  • Unfavorable conditions for procurement.
  • To avoid migrations.

THE ADVANTAGES OF CONTRACT FARMING

  • Provisions of inputs and production services.
  • Access to credits.
  • Introduction of appropriate technology.
  • Skill transfer.
  • Guaranteed and fixed pricing structures and.
  • Access to reliable market.

BENEFITS TO THE FARMER

  • Assured market and returns.
  • Risk elimination due to price fluctuations.
  • Timely transport.
  • Reduces exploitation from middlemen.
  • Reduces lending from private money lenders.
  • Adequate input supply.
  • Employment generation.

BENEFITS TO THE COMPANY

  • Uninterrupted and regular flow of raw material.
  • Protection from fluctuation in market pricing.
  • Long term planning made possible.
  • Dedicated supplier base.
  • Builds long term commitment.
  • Generate goodwill for the organization.

Under this situation present central government has taken a bold step and many agricultural reforms. in 2018, the union ministry of agriculture circulated a model law on contract farming. it was called ‘the State /UT agricultural produce contract farming (promotion and facilitation) act, 2018’. this was done to buyer through legal support, including dispute resolution. the procedures for registration and recording of agreements vary across states. the committee of state ministers on agricultural reforms recommended that a instead of a apmc, district-level authorities can be set-up for registration of contract farming agreements. under the draft model act, every agreement should be registered with a registering and agreement recording committee, which will be set up consisting of officials from departments such as agriculture, animal husbandry, marketing, and rural development. such a committee can be set up at the district, taluka or block levels.

Four-day world congress on agroforestry in Delhi pushes for accelerating growing trees on farms for sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change impacts In what is seen as a ground-breaking move, India has become the first nation in the world to adopt an agroforestry policy. The National Agroforestry Policy, which deals with the practice of integrating trees, crops and livestock on the same plot of land, was launched February 10, the first day of the World Congress on Agroforestry, held in Delhi. The policy, approved by the Cabinet on February 6, deals with problems agroforestry sector is facing at present, including adverse policies, weak markets and a dearth of institutional finance.

We CHATURVEDA Hyderabad based & CROPCITY Kolhapur based having started MAHOGANY AGROFORESTRY under contractual farming concept in four states KARNATAKA, TELANGANA, MAHARASTRA & ANDHRA PRADESH.

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