Training Workshop: Legal and Policy Aspects of Contract Farming (Bangkok, Thailand)
This training workshop on the legal and policy aspects of contract farming is being co-organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA). It is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 28-30, 2019.
The workshop is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the opportunities, risks, and options involving contract farming, with a focus on the legal and policy aspects. Participants will review, among other items, training materials and research prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IISD. There will also be presentations involving case studies, as well as sessions on negotiating skills and principles, among others.
A detailed event agenda is available below. Further background materials include:
- The Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming, developed by IISD and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in collaboration with UNIDROIT;
- The Farmer and Her Husband: Legal innovations for women in contract farming, by IISD's Sarah Brewin and Sophia Murphy
- and the ASEAN Guidelines for Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture and Forestry, prepared for the ASEAN Secretariat with the technical support of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, made possible by the financial support of Grow Asia and the Swiss Development Corporation.
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