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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

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
Interest in contract farming as a mechanism to coordinate linkages between farmers and agribusiness firms has grown considerably in the recent past, in large part because of the international trends towards tighter alignment in agrifood supply chains. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been responding (+) More
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