Resources for Contracts
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on the form and content of contracts between investors and governments pertaining to agricultural investments
This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on the design and implementation of outgrower schemes to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for investors and smallholders.
This primer provides an introduction to some of the key issues that arise in the negotiation of contracts linked to investments in agriculture, and practical guidance for how to approach common issues. First, it outlines the typical goals of three important stakeholders – the government, companies, and communities who live on or near land on which a project will take place – along with the risks that each type of stakeholder faces. Then, it discusses the role of contracts and lawyers, provides tips for negotiations, and includes resources for further reading.
This document presents a set of guiding principles that promote to responsible contract farming operations. It is intended to serve as guidance for farmers and buyers engaged in contractual relationships, in order to promote good business practices and maintain an atmosphere of trust and respect that is essential if contract farming is to prove effective.
This guide provides guidance on contract farming arrangements, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract. It provides a description of common contract terms and a discussion of legal issues and critical problems that may arise under various practical situations, illustrating how they may be treated under different legal systems.
This document provides guidance on how local communities can engage with investors to negotiate community-investor agreements. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to ensure that contract negotiations are clear, fair and equitable, and will guarantee the safeguard of project-affected communities’ land rights.
This document provides guidance on how local communities can prepare for interactions with potential investors. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to engage with project-affected people to ensure the proper conduct of consultation and FPIC processes to safeguard the land and human rights of these communities.
These principles provide guidance on ways to align business objectives with the safeguard of human rights. The principles aim to integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations on investment projects between host State entities and foreign business investors, building on the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.