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Contract Farming Resource Centre

Contract Farming Resource Centre (CFRC) is a free-of-charge,"one-stop" site for news, publications and training materials related to contract farming. FAO is responding to growing demand from Member States, Donor Partners and the Public for technical strengthening in contract farming (CF) operations. Increasingly CF is viewed as a fair and responsible inclusive business modality, formalizing the supply chain linkages between smallholder farmers and agribusiness firms.

Key Documents

The Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming was developed by FAO and IISD, drawing from the principles of the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming. The Model Agreement is a simple and practical legal tool for buyers and producers to improve their business relations and help make responsible agricultural investment a (+) More
Securing decent work for young people in Africa is critical given the large numbers of young people entering the labour force each year (about 11 million). With few opportunities for formal employment in manufacturing and services, agribusinesses offer young people the opportunity to earn income in rural areas. If others emulate them, there (+) More
FAO’s previous contribution to the development of contract farming saw the publication in 2015 of the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming, which focused on the bilateral relationship between an agricultural producer and a contractor. This Legislative Study develops that research and focuses on the regulatory frameworks for contract farming, (+) More