(1) All disputes arising from this agreement are resolved, as far as possible, through discussions between the company, the farmers` group and the farmer. The model agreement for responsible contract farming provides an overview of some of the most important legal issues in contract agriculture and presents each of these provisions. The customizable template is a user-friendly Word document that can be downloaded and customized. Tomatoes and coffees illustrate how the model agreement can be adapted for some crops. 1. This agreement applies during a growing period from the date of the signing to the end of the economic harvest of green beans. IISD and FAO have developed a model convention on responsible contract farming to help farmers and responsible buyers cope with the shortcomings of contract agriculture. (2) If both parties are satisfied with the outcome of the agreement, it may be extended by an additional season, but there is no obligation for either party to renew the contract. Read our Policy Letter to learn how contracts, when designed with women`s interests in mind, can help promote more balanced relationships between farmers and buyers, as well as women farmers and their husbands. Additional resources for responsible contract agriculture: (3) the availability of the nature and quantity of fertilizers and agrochemicals needed for the area of green beans planted by the farmer or on credit, once the farmer has qualified as an established and reliable contract producer). (1) to use the portion of its operation, measured and approved by the company, for the cultivation of green beans for the duration of this agreement.
I have read and understood the content of this agreement and I sign it voluntarily. The agreement model is a simple and practical means of recourse for buyers and producers to improve their trade relationships and help make responsible agricultural investment a reality. It can help manage performance asymmetries, create fairer and more sustainable trade relationships, and support a transparent trading environment for contract farmers. The agreement model provides simple and customizable provisions that can be tailored by the parties to the specific product, context and needs requirements of the parties. 2. If the farmer does not follow the procedures described in this agreement, he is notified orally and in writing. After three written warnings, the company has the right to terminate the contract. 2. This contract sets out the conditions under which farmers will grow green beans and the company will encourage, buy, process and market them. Calendar 1: Green Beans` quality ratings and requirements provide buyers and producers with a simple and practical legal tool to improve their business relationships and help make responsible investment in agriculture a reality.
1. If the farmer supplies green beans that do not meet the agreed quality standards, the company rejects them. The farmer may resubmit them after sorting, but the company is not required to accept beans that do not meet the agreed quality standards. 2. Prices at which fertilizers and agrochemicals are sold are advertised simultaneously, but may vary depending on exchange rate fluctuations during the year. Source: Adapted from the link between farmers and markets, An operational manual, FAIDA, Arusha (shortly) As a result, Contract Farming enables poor farmers to transform obsolete farming and management practices into market-oriented commercial production, resulting in growing employment and incomes. 1. Quality requirements: acceptable beans must be:- (5) To become a member of .. Group of farmers, and contribute to the maintenance of common facilities for irrigation, distribution of inputs, sorting, packaging, etc. as agreed by the group.
4. Sell to the company, at the price and according to the procedure described in paragraph 4, all acceptable quality green beans grown on the farm.