What is the Community of Practice on Legal Aspects of Contract Farming (CoP/LACF)


UNIDROIT, FAO, IFAD have established - within the framework of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) - a Community of Practice to promote a favorable legal environment for contract farming operations to support agricultural development. Concept Note on the CoP/LACF: unitedkingdom  france  spain






The Community of Practice has the main objective of promoting a favorable legal environment for contract farming operations through knowledge sharing and dissemination, as well as projects pursued individually by the partners and members or on the basis of joint initiatives.



Projects and Activities 



The Community provides an opportunity for the Members to give visibility to their projects and activities, also building synergies with potential partners, including Sponsor and financing institutions. Visit this section.


Members and Sponsors


The Community of Practice is an open platform. Sponsors and Members belong mainly to international organizations, representatives and counsels of the farming community and the private sector, academic legal circles and government entities. Visit this section and ... get involved !!!


Legal Resources


The Community of Practice Website serves also a repository of legal resources. It includes in particular a selection of domestic regulations and good practices relevant for contract farming operations, bibliographical and internet references ...  Visit this section



 Visit the Co-leaders' webpages:


UNIDROIT (Contract Farming Webpage) - FAO (Contract Farming Resource Centre) - IFAD