Sustainable Food Value Chains Knowledge Platform

Contract Farming for Inclusive Market Access


This book aims to typify the extent to which contract farming is helping small farmers to access markets and meet stringent requirements of manufacturers, retailers, exporters and service firms, from both food and non-food sectors such as biofuels and forestry. It seeks to clarify differences in the functionality of contracts depending on commodity, market, technology, public policies and country circumstances. Conceptual issues are discussed and real-world case study appraisals from developing regions are presented. The issues raised in the case studies and the key messages synthesized in the initial chapter bring new insights and contributions to further enrich knowledge on contract farming as a tool for inclusive market access in developing countries.

Countries: South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Bangladesh, China - Mainland, India, Thailand, Non-country specific
Commodities: Cocoa, Rice, Soybean (oil), Other oil crops, Vegetables in general, Poultry meat in general, Pork/Pig, Non-Commodity specific
Topics: Contract mechanisms, Contract farming
Personal author: Carlos A. da Silva, Marlo Rankin
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type: Case study, Discussion
Format: Document
References (Download): EN