Limitations of contract farming as a pro-poor strategy: The case of maize outgrower schemes in Upper West Ghana

Catherine Ragasa, Isabel Lambrecht, Doreen S. Kufoalor
world development
Contract farming (CF) arrangements have the potential to address market failures and improve technology adoption, productivity, and welfare. In Ghana, government and donors use CF as a strategy for increasing adoption of new agricultural technologies and developing value chains. Yet to date, there has not been a rigorous assessment of these CF schemes.