21 May 2015 02:05 pm

Lenders seeking to directly finance smallholders face high transaction costs, risks, and asymmetric information.

26 Oct 2015 10:10 am

The UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming is an important resource for designing contract farming arrangements. It provides advice and guidance on the entire relationship, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract.

29 Oct 2014 09:10 am

Contract farming involves production by farmers under agreement with buyers for their outputs. This arrangement can help integrate small-scale farmers into modern agricultural value chains, providing them with inputs, technical assistance, and assured markets.

02 Jun 2014 09:06 am

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is a risk management methodology for analyzing supply chains for quality assurance. This guide provides an introduction to the concepts, steps, and questions to ask when performing HACCP analysis.

02 Jun 2014 09:06 am

Farmforce is a Software-as-a-Service solution that simplifies the management of small-holder farmers, increases traceability and enables access to formal markets. It is used to efficiently manage outgrower schemes and contract farming programs.

24 Apr 2014 02:04 pm

Supply chain risk has become a major area of concern for companies in the agribusiness sector, as well as for their customers, financiers, and external stakeholders.

24 Apr 2014 11:04 am

This resource from the World Bank provides research, analysis and case studies to the use of ICT's in agriculture in developing countries.

16 Apr 2014 08:04 am

This handbook prepared by the International Finance Corporation presents the benefits and challenges of sourcing from smallholder farmers.