Report of the international conference entitled “Creating a Favourable Legal Environment for Contract Farming” which was organized by UNIDROIT on April 27, 2016

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    This report summarizes the international conference entitled “CREATING A FAVOURABLE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR CONTRACT FARMING - THE UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD LEGAL GUIDE ON CONTRACT FARMING” which was organised by UNIDROIT on 27 April 2016, in collaboration with FAO and IFAD under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy. It aimed to provide information on contract farming and explain the approach and practical usefulness of the Legal Guide on Contract Farming, and information on current plans regarding the implementation of the Guide in various countries to potential stakeholders. Diplomatic representations in Italy, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, bilateral cooperation agencies, and private companies involved in contract farming, attended the Conference, and actively participated in very dynamic and productive discussions.