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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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FAO is collaborating with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) towards the development of a Legal Guide on Contract Farming.  During the week of 3–7 March and with the support from IFAD, the group of international experts responsible for the development of the Guide held meetings [...]

Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations

Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations publication
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