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09.07.2014

“Contract farming for Inclusive Market Access”, a new publication of the FAO Rural Infrastructure and Agro Industries Division, is now available on the Contract Farming Resource Centre website!

Recent transformations in agrifood systems have created new technical requirements and compliance costs that make it increasingly difficult for resource-poor farmers to access [...]

28.03.2014

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 [...]

29.11.2013

The Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) held another session of its series of training workshops on planning and implementing contract farming operation,in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, from 11 to13 of November, 2013. The event was convened by the Southern Highlands Food Systems Project, which is under implementation by FAO in Tanzania [...]

20.11.2013

From 22nd to 24th of October, a Regional Workshop on Contract Farming took place in San Salvador, El Salvador, with the purpose to disseminate knowledge on contract farming  issues among different agrifood supply chain actors in the region and facilitate the exchange of experiences. The event highlighted the legal aspects [...]

05.08.2013

As part of the ongoing activities of the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS) towards the promotion of Responsible Contract Farming (CF) Operations, a Training workshop on planning and implementing contract farming operations was held in Rayong, Thailand, from 8 to11 July 2013. This was the second of a series of [...]

28.02.2013

Contract farming is an important way to coordinate linkages between farmers and agribusiness, and has the potential for increasing the integration of smallholders into value chains. How can farmers be assisted with legal advice and dealing with the paperwork? How can trust be built and incentives created for honouring contracts [...]

06.02.2013

Contract farming is an important and growing phenomenon. The term refers to pre-harvest arrangements between farmers and buyers that specify quality attributes, outlets, and delivery windows for products and compensation formulas for farmers. Contract farming provides challenges for existing statistical systems. Commodity price data may not be observed if farmers [...]

06.02.2013

Contract farming is an important and growing phenomenon. The term refers to pre-harvest arrangements between farmers and buyers that specify quality attributes, outlets, and delivery windows for products and compensation formulas for farmers. Contract farming provides challenges for existing statistical systems. Commodity price data may not be observed if farmers [...]

06.11.2012

The Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division of the FAO launched  the publication “Guiding Principles for Responsible Contract Farming Operations”. It is now available for download at the Contract Farming Resource Centre website.

 

Developed with inputs from experts and practitioners, the publication presents a set of principles that are conducive to responsible [...]

12.06.2012

The site contents have been expanded with the inclusion of different presentations on contract farming issues, which are contributions of the Regional Workshop on Contract Farming organized by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (MAFF) and the French Development Agency (AFD) held in Phnom Penh, Cambodiaon May 24th, [...]

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