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Selected References of Good Practices and Standards
on or relevant to Contract Farming Operations

 

 

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- Intergovernmental Organisations

- Governments 

- Non Governmental Organisations 

- Private Sector 

      - Other References

 

Intergovernmental Organisations

 

 

-    UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming

-    International instruments influencing the rights of people facing investments in agricultural land, 2011

 

 

•   United Nations

 

-    Contract Farming and Right to Food : Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, transmitted to the UN General Assembly, 4 August 2011 Doc A/66/262

 

-     Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI)  endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on October 15th, 2014   

 

 Global Compact Sustainable Supply Chains website - a one-stop-shop for business seeking information about supply chain sustainability. On this website, you will find information designed to assist business practitioners in embedding sustainability in supply chains. In particular, the website presents information about sustainable supply chain: Initiatives, programmes, codes, standards and networks; Resources and tools; Case examples of company practices. The articles are searchable by issue area, sector, region and practice category.

  In particular: the food and beverages sector: United Nations Global compact

 

•   Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

 

        -   FAO - Guiding principles for responsible contract farming operations, 2012.

-   FAO/WHO Scientific Basis for Codex. Codex alimentarius. International Food Standards

 -   FAO Good Agricultural Practices Database

 -   SAFA (Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems) Guidelines (2014)

 

-   OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains - launched 11 March 2016

 

 •   UNIDROIT - International Insitute for the Unification of Private Law

 

      -   2010 UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 

 

•   African Union

 

Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods Doc. Assembly/AU/2(XXIII) (adopted at the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014)

 

 •   European Union

 

-    Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee - Contributing to Sustainable Development: The role of Fair Trade and nongovernmental trade-related sustainability assurance schemes, 2009

 

-    European Commission - Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain in Europe, 2013

 

-    General principles in Vertical relationships in the Food Supply Chain: Principles of Good Practice Proposed by core members of European Commission B2B Platform of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain, 2011

 

-   Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2002  laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food
Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

 

-   Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs

 

 

 

Governments

 

 

•   Argentina

Código de Buenas Practicas Comerciales, Cámara Argentina de la Industria de Cosmética y Perfumería, octubre de 2011

 

•   Belgium

Code of conduct for fair relationships between suppliers and purchasers in the agro-food chain – Brussels, 10 June 2014

  

•   United Kingdom

Good Business: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - Published 4 September 2013

 

 

 

Non-governmental Organisations

 

-  ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. Food safety management systems: (paying access)

 

ISO 22000:2005 (en) - Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain
ISO/TS 22002-1:2009 (en) - Prerequisite programmes on food safety — Part 1: Food manufacturing
ISO/TS 22002-2:2013 (en) - Prerequisite programmes on food safety — Part 2: Catering
ISO/TS 22002-3:2011 (en) - Prerequisite programmes on food safety — Part 3: Farming
ISO/TS 22003:2007 (en) - Food safety management systems — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems
ISO/TS 22004:2005 (en) - Food safety management systems — Guidance on the application of ISO 22000:2005
ISO 22005:2007 (en) - Traceability in the feed and food chain — General principles and basic requirements for system design and implementation
ISO/IEC 17021:2011 (en) - Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems

 

-     Fairtrade International - The Fairtrade Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships producers and traders, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade

 

-     GlobalG.A.P.

 

-     GLOBALG.A.P. Certification for Producers: GLOBALG.A.P. Certification  or Integrated Farm Assurance Standard (IFA)”:  covers all agriculture, aquaculture, livestock and horticulture production

 

-     localg.a.p., The Stepping Stone to Safe and Sustainable Agriculture providing for easier access to local markets

 

-     GLOBALG.A.P.+ Add-On : voluntary add-on modules to enhance the core product and adapt it better to the environment

 

Presentation of The Global Partnership for Safe and Sustainable Agriculture, GLOBALG.A.P. , in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

-     SQF (Safe Quality Foods Institute)

 

-     HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

 

-     BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging & Packaging Materials - BRC/IoP Packaging

 

-     Ethical Trading Initiative - ETI Base Code

 

-     Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) - Reference tools

 

-     Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management - Standards

 

-     UTZ Certified (for sustainable farming) - UTZ Certified Codes of Conduct

 

 

 

-    Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

 

-    Business Social Compliance Initiative - Code of conduct

 

-    4C Association (the platform that brings together stakeholders in the coffee sector to address sustainability issues in a pre-competitive manner)

 

-    BONSUCRO sustainability of the sugarcane sector

 

-    Round Table on Responsible Soy Association

 

-    Rooundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

 

-    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

 

 

Other References

 

Di Tommaso, G., Procurement policies and farming contracts – Unilever approach. , in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014) 

 

Gotzen, R., Contract Farming in Belgium, in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Kredler, D., The Supply Chain Initiative, together for good trading practices, in : UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Kushner, G.J., Contract farming in the United States. Performance-Bases Growing Contracts, in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Maglio, V., Coffee Supply Chain. , in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Medina, F., New relations between retailers and suppliers: ASEDAS' vision. , in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Petrov, K., Presentation of the GlobalG.A.P. in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Selvanathan, P.J., Presentation of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FABs). in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Singh, S., The Global Fairtrade System. Good , in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

  

Straathof, D., UTZ Certified Contract farming: some thoughts and ideas, in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Vega, R., Critical Issues in Contract Farming: Case Study: FrijolNica, in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

 

Ywema, P., Contract farming & Sustainable farming: Potential allies? in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 21: Good Corporate Practices in Contract Farming - Consultation Workshop on the UNIDROIT / FAO Legal Guide on Contract Farming (Rome, UNIDROIT HQ, 10 october 2014)

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