Mohamed Esham

Region of Study South Asia  
Primary Country of Residence Sri Lanka  
Title Ph.D.  
Affiliation Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka  
Email esham@sab.ac.lk  
Mailing Address Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Belihuloya, Sri Lanka  
Phone / Fax Number(s) phone: 94/452280046
fax: 94/452280041  
Countries Of Specialization Sri Lanka  
Research Interests Agribusiness Management and Commercialization of
Agriculture  
Publications 1. Esham, M. (2004): The Role of Social Networks in the Entrepreneurial
Performance of Small & Medium scale Entrepreneurs in the Ratnapura
District, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 18-33.

2. Esham, M., Usami, K., Kobayashi, H. and Matsumura, I. (2005):
Present State and Issues of a Farmers Agribusiness Linkage in Sri Lanka: A
Case Study of Gherkin Production, Japanese Journal of Farm Management,
Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 137-142.

3. Esham, M., Usami, K., Kobayashi, H. and Matsumura I. (2005):
Determinants of Farmers' Participation in Farmers-Agribusiness Linkage and
Its Implication for Income Distribution in Sri Lanka - A Case Study of
Hybrid Maize Production, Journal of Rural Problems, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp.
200-205.

4. Esham, M. and Usami, K. (2005): Present State and Issues of
Farmers-Agribusiness Linkages through Farmer Organization/Group in Sri
Lanka: A Case Study of Hybrid Maize Production, Journal of Agricultural
Development Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 27-36.

5. Esham, M., Usami, K., Kobayashi, H. and Matsumura I. (2006): An
Economic Study of Contract Farming in the Fruit and Vegetable Industry in
Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Gherkin (Cucumis sativus) Production. Journal
of Rural Problems. Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 14-23.

6. Esham, M., Kobayashi, H., Usami, K. and Matsumura I. (2006):
Factors Influencing Crop Diversification in Sri Lanka. Japanese Journal
of Farm Management, Vol. 44, No. 01, pp.148-152

7. Perez, J. M, Kobayashi, H., Sato, T., Matsumura, I. and Esham,
M. (2006): Export oriented Asian Vegetable Production in Comayagua Region,
Honduras and its Influence on Land Use. Japanese Journal of Farm
Management, Vol. 44, No. 01, pp. 138-143

8. Esham, M. and Usami, K. (2006): Procurement Behavior of the
Fruit and Vegetable Industry in Sri Lanka. Forthcoming in the Journal of
Agricultural Sciences.

9. Najim, M.M.M, T.S. Lee, T.S, Haque Aminul, M. and Esham, M.
(2006):Sustainability of Rice Production: A Malaysian Percpective.
Forthcoming in the Journal of Agricultural Sciences.

10. Esham, M. and Usami, K. Present State and Issues of a Farmer
Company in Sri Lanka- A case study of Ridi Bendi Ela Farmer Company.
Under review for publication in the Journal of Rural Problems.

* Esham, M. and Usami, K. A Comparative Study of Farmers-Agribusiness
Linkages in Non- Plantation Agriculture in Sri Lanka: Toward Further
Development. Under review for publication in the Journal of Rural
Problems.  
Keywords agribusiness ; agriculture ; entrepreneurship ; farmer organizations ; commercialization