Efficiency of agricultural contracts: the case of wheat production in South-Pyrenees

Contracts play a more and more important role in agriculture. Few microeconomic studies have been made in France and Europe up to now. After analysing all the contracts signed between a cooperative and its wheat producers over four years, the implementation of a structural microeconomic model of contract helps demonstrate that contracts may become an effective tool to favour production of quality by encouraging producers of the best grain to increase their yields.


Issue Date:
2006-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1778-4379 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/157463
Published in:
INRA Sciences Sociales, 2006
Total Pages:
4

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