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Ongoing Research Project

Integrated Contract Broiler Farming: An Evaluation Case Study in India
(Collaborative Project with Michigan State University & Funded by USAID )

Principal Investigator: P.V.K. Sasidhar, Associate Professor, School of Extension and Development Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi -110068 (India)
Co-Principal Investigator: Murari Suvedi, Professor, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University (USA)
This project concept proposes evaluating value chain development through integrated contract broiler farming in India’s Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states with the following objectives:

  • To identify and rank the factors that influence participation or non-participation of small farmers in contract farming.
  • To assess the contract farmers’ accessibility to EAS, technology, inputs and services as compared to independent farmers.
  • To evaluate the technical and economic performance of contract and independent broiler farming systems.
  • To find out the constraints in contract broiler farming and to suggest policy interventions.

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