On 27 January 2021, Deputy Secretary-General Professor Anna Veneziano and Legal Officer Ms Priscila Andrade delivered a joint lecture to the students of the PhD Programme “Autonomia Privata, Impresa, Lavoro e Tutela dei diritti nella prospettiva europea e internazionale” at the Sapienza Università di Roma.
The lecture was introduced by Professor Roberta Peleggi and addressed the role of UNIDROIT in the area of private law and agricultural development and the tripartite collaboration between UNIDROIT, FAO and IFAD for the elaboration of legal guidance instruments in this sector, with particular focus on the Legal Guide on Contract Farming (jointly adopted in 2015). The benefits, risks and the specificities of contract farming arrangements were addressed in more detail to point out examples of contractual best practices.
For more information on UNIDROIT’s projects in this area see:
- Legal Guide on Contract Farming
- Legal Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts
- Legal Structure of Agricultural Enterprises (ongoing project)