About the Trainers and Coaches

The demand for Contract Farming expertise is on the rise — not only within GIZ but also in other organisations in development cooperation, within the private sector and in the partner countries. It is one tool among others for promoting agricultural value chains. If planned and managed well, Contract Farming can serve to improving the access to markets for smallholder farmers and the procurement of agricultural produce for processors and traders.

Supporting inclusive Contract Farming business models is a complex endeavour. Situation-specific advice requires qualified and well-experienced trainers and coaches — who are hard to come by currently.

For this reason, the GIZ Sector Project Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness, Agricultural Finance  in cooperation with the GFA Consulting Group Hamburg have established a pool of trainers and coaches in this field. They promote the GIZ Contract Farming approach which is based on an inclusive business model. The pool provides suitable experts for an array of different kinds of Contract Farming assignments and in different languages: be it training, coaching or consultation in partner countries, or backstopping of national and regional experts from a distance.

Projects of GIZ or other organisations, companies or farmer-based organisations or any other party who wish to exchange or work with the trainers are kindly requested to establish contact via the facilitators of the SNRD Contract Farming Community at contract-farming@giz.de.


If you want to get in contact with the trainers and coaches presented on our website for the purpose of promoting contract farming as inclusive business model, you can request the contact information of the respective trainer or coach via our contact contact email address contract-farming@giz.de or simply via the contact button under the respective profile. Please note that your contact request may take some time to be processed. There is no entitlement to have the contact request processed, or processed within a certain period of time.

Please note that the trainers and coaches presented on our website are legally independent and no employees or representatives of GIZ and SNRD Africa. If you want to contract one of the trainers and coaches, you must enter into a contractual relationship with the trainers and coaches and agree on their respective conditions for the provision of the specific services. The respective trainers and coaches are not obliged to conclude a contract with you. GIZ and SNRD Africa do not accept any liability for the conclusion of such a contract. Furthermore, GIZ and SNRD Africa will not incur any pre-contractual costs nor any costs of the respective assignments of the trainers and coaches. All costs incurred in connection with the contracting of a trainer or coach are to be borne by the trainer’s or coach’s clients.

Further, GIZ, SNRD Africa and the Contract Farming Community of Practice Facilitators do not assume any warranty or liability for the quality of the services rendered by trainers and coaches. Any warranty claims and compensation claims are to be asserted exclusively against the respective trainers and coaches.

The Selling or any other commercial use of the contact details and personal data of the trainers and coaches handed out to you or displayed on the SNRD Africa website is prohibited. The contact details and personal data handed out or displayed on the Community of Practice Contract Farming shall only be used for purposes of networking, in order to facilitate the identification of appropriate trainers or coaches for your assignment to promote the GIZ approach of Contract Farming as an inclusive business model.

Please also note our further information on the EU data protection guidelines.

Declaration GDPR for SNRD CoP CF 06_2019


facilitating GIZ Contract Farming methodology


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