The aim of the Toolkit is to provide practical information to assist the design and implementation of contract farming schemes. This section of the Centre provides access to sample farming contracts, briefs on different contract issues and a selection of presentation resources.
Access is provided to sample farming contracts covering various agricultural products worldwide. The contract samples available at the Centre should be considered as illustrative materials only. FAO does not necessarily endorse any of the samples presented on this site. They should not be seen as recommendations, but rather as samples of the types of contractual clauses and general conditions internationally used in contract farming. Several of the contracts have been translated from their original languages into English by contributors and none has been edited. With the exception of the identification of contractual partners, locations and price information that have been removed, the texts were kept as submitted to FAO. Readers wishing to utilize the examples to design contractual instruments are invited to consult relevant legal experts in their countries.
Short articles covering contract farming issues are presented in this section. Legal issues involved in the design, negotiation and enforcement of farming contracts are the first set of themes covered by the briefs provided at the Centre.
The Toolkit also provides access to selected presentations on contract farming issues. You are welcome to send your presentations to Contract-Farming@fao.org, for consideration to be added to the site.