Contract Farming: Fairness and Rural Development


Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Free. 30$ for lawyers seeking CLE hours.

Part of the Innovation Week series of events, which this year focuses mainly on food.

In 2015, the Legal Guide on Contract Farming (link to PDF) was published by the the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Contract farming, broadly understood as agricultural production and marketing carried out under a previous agreement between producers and their buyers, supports the production of a wide range of agricultural commodities and its use is growing in many countries.

Using the Guide as a starting point, this panel of both Canadian and international scholars will discuss the practice of contract farming and its implications for rural development.


o Martin Cloutier, Professeur titulaire au département de management et technologie, de l’ESG UQAM

o Matteo Ferrari, Assistant Professor of Private Law at University of Trento’s Faculty of Law

o Paola Iamiceli, Professor of Private Law at University of Trento’s Faculty of Law

o Anna Veneziano, Deputy Secretary-General of UNIDROIT, Professor of Comparative Law at University of Teramo

Session moderated by Professor Richard Gold.

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