Contract Farming Resource Centre


In developing countries contract farming faces numerous challenges that many times lead to its failure. Innovations that help overcome the difficulties of contracting with a large pool of small farmers in such settings can enhance the viability of such schemes. We use a randomized control trial design combined with high [...]

The workshop brought together 25 representatives of producer organizations from Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Participants highlighted the need for capacity development at country level on contract formation and negotiation  to identify gaps in existing contracts and improve negotiation of future contracts with buyers. FAO and IISD will [...]

 Governments, donors and responsible agricultural investors are increasingly looking to contract farming as a more inclusive business model for agricultural investment, and a tool with which to redress economic power imbalances in relationships between small-scale producers and agribusiness. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) notes that [...]

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