OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

1815-6797 (online)
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Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

NB. No. 1 to No. 58 were released under the previous series title OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers.


Role, Usage and Motivation for Contracting in Agriculture You or your institution have access to this content

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Pavel Vavra1
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  • 1: OECD, France

01 Mar 2009
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Agri-food sectors have been going through a remarkable transformation worldwide. This process has been accompanied by an increasing use of contracts, which raises concerns about market transparency, possible consequences for actors of the food supply chains and the role a government in this changing environment. This paper provides a brief overview of structural changes in the sector and main incentives behind the increased use of contracts in agriculture, together with identifying some emerging policy issues.
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JEL Classification:
  • K12: Law and Economics / Basic Areas of Law / Contract Law
  • L14: Industrial Organization / Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance / Transactional Relationships ; Contracts and Reputation ; Networks
  • Q18: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Agriculture / Agricultural Policy ; Food Policy
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