Table 1. Awareness among farmers of the terms of Marli outgrower contracts in Chinsali District (n = 30).


Term or Condition % respondents
Aware (“True”) Unaware (“False”)
Contract term of 30 years 90.0 10.0
All produce must be sold to the contracting company 96.7 3.3
Training, agrochemicals, and seed are provided on loan and not for free 76.7 23.3
The cost of these “in-kind” loans are to be deducted from profits at the time of harvest 76.7 23.3