Contract Farming2019-07-08T11:18:26+01:00

Project Description

Virtual Community of Practice on Contract Farming

Why a community of practice on contract farming?

Broad sharing and dissemination of information and knowledge are known to be key drivers of impact in development cooperation. GIZ views contract farming, in particular, as an important opportunity to raise incomes of smallholders and entrepreneurs along the rural value chains, making it a promising component for many rural development efforts.

The launch of the virtual CoP is a landmark in GIZ’s promotion of contract farming on a worldwide scale. Utilising SNRD Africa’s reach, the CoP on contract farming aims to become an indispensable hub for knowledge exchange and capacity development in its field. To this end, GIZ decided to provide an adequate platform to support those active individuals who contribute materials and professional expertise. This includes making the necessary staff available without which no community stays alive and moving.

Who is facilitating the community?

The virtual community of practice — virtual referring to its primary mode of operation — is coordinated by the GIZ sector project on agricultural policy and food security.

How to join?

Practitioners experienced in agribusiness, value chains or contract farming from GIZ, partner institutions, consulting firms, national training institutes or private companies can join the community. Please contact the community manager below.

SDGs relevant

Find out more on how GIZ works with
different aspects of contract farming

How does contract farming work?
How GIZ promotes contract farming
Developing scaling up contract farming concepts
Joint action is based on the commitment of programmes and sector projects
Diverse contract farming approaches used in programmes

Well-planned and managed agribusinesses contribute to higher incomes and employment. Now, CF gains momentum: within smallholder households, development cooperation, governments and the private sector alike to better families’ living conditions!

Katharina Schlemper & Carolin Voigt • Facilitators of the Contract Farming CoP





We are looking forward to your participation and contribution!

Katharina Schlemper & Carolin Voigt
Sector Project Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness, Agricultural Finance

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Members of this working group collaborate virtually
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