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Journal of Agronomy
Year: 2004  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 305 - 310

Comparative Analysis of Contract and Non-contract Farming Model in Tomato Production

F. Fusun Tatlidil and Duygu Akturk    

Abstract: A comparative analysis is made of the contract and non–contract farming models of tomato production conducted in Biga District of Canakkale Province is reported. Aspects of input use level, gross-margin and net profit in tomato-growing farms. Farms operating by the contract farming model utilize more input per unit area, technological innovations and obtain greater yields of tomatoes per unit area. The gross margin of contract-farming model farms is 13% while net profit is 19% higher when compared to non-contract model farms. A statistically significant difference was found between the two types of farming models with respect to the number of seedlings, usage of fertilizer, labour wages and amount of production.

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