Agricultural Development Economics


Model agreement for responsible contract farming: with commentary
Carin Smaller, William Speller and Sarah Brewin
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The Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming is a simple and practical legal tool to support the implementation of global principles and guidelines and make responsible investment a reality. It is designed to address some of the inequalities in contract farming that disadvantage producers; to help create more equitable and sustainable business relationships as well as a transparent business environment for contract farming schemes; and to ensure the producer is paid a fair price for their goods in a timely manner. It can help create strong incentives on both sides to respect the terms of the agreement and build trust between the parties.