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This “Contract Farming Resource Centre” has been established to offer a “one-stop” site, where information on contract farming is freely made available. Interest in contract farming as a mechanism to coordinate linkages between farmers and agribusiness firms has grown recently, in view of the international trends towards tighter alignment in agrifood supply chains. FAO has been responding to the growing demand for information and technical support on planning and implementing contract farming operations.
The contents are organized into four sections: the Library, the Toolkit, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the list of Links.

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Three videos developed by Helvetas Laos (www.helvetas-laos.org) have been added on the FAO Contract Farming Resource Centre website. Developed as tools for extension activities in the country, they focus on crucial issues for the success of the contract farming venture, namely the knowledge of farmers’ rights, the essential elements [...]

Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations

Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations publication
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