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Contract Farming Resource Centre

The "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.

Key Documents

La presente Guía es obra de un Grupo de trabajo establecido por el UNIDROIT, que reunió a expertos jurídicos de prestigio internacional, a organizaciones multilaterales asociadas y a representantes de la comunidad agrícola y los agronegocios. En el proceso de elaboración del documento participaron representantes de las partes interesadas, funcionarios (+) More
This brief gives an overview of contract farming including its advantages, pitfalls and guiding principles for responsible contract farming operations set up by FAO. It shows practical cases in the Caribbean for different commodities.
L’agriculture contractuelle, qui désigne généralement la production et la commercialisation de produits agricoles en vertu d’un accord conclu au préalable entre producteurs et acheteurs, est de plus en plus pratiquée dans de nombreux pays pour des denrées agricoles très variées. Conscients de l’importance de mieux faire connaître le régime juridique (+) More