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Resources for Contracts

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the form and content of contracts between them in relation to agricultural investments.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the design and implementation of outgrower schemes to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for investors and smallholders.

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The framework provides guidance to policy makers on how to approach the question of shared use. It highlights the operational models that are necessary for implementation, the key-success factors, the enabling conditions and how to ultimately better coordinate major investments in physical infrastructure by privately-owned natural resource concessionaires with national infrastructure development plans. The framework also equips policy makers with a set of questions that should help conduct the negotiations on shared use with companies.

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This guide aims to help communities who face, or have suffered from, evictions by providing guidance on how to prepare for negotiations. Communities can use this guide to negotiate and advocate for solutions or alternatives to eviction that improve the lives of the whole community.

This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

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This note provides guidance for civil society actors and communities on how to access and how to use the information contained in contracts with companies to be able to:

• Understand company and government obligations related to a company project;

• Monitor whether those obligations are being fulfilled;

• Hold companies and the government to account for bad contracts or for failing to deliver on commitments that are important to communities.

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This document provides practical guidance to address the taxation of Indirect Transfers of assets of extractive industries. It focuses on issues that developing country governments may wish to consider if they adopt a policy to tax such transfers. In doing so, it examines the language of the legislative and regulatory provisions employed by countries that have adopted such a policy to tax and comments on the pros and cons of these provisions.

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This guide examines the role and responsibilities of private sector lawyers when advising their clients on agricultural investments. It discusses how lawyers can prevent and/or address and mitigate adverse human rights impacts on holders of legitimate tenure rights when advising on or conducting their due diligence and risk assessment processes on behalf of their clients. It provides a number of key recommendations, including on how to align legal advice with the VGGT and CFS-RAI.

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This guide aims to assist non-lawyers to better understand agricultural investment contracts. Agricultural investment contracts can be complex, and some provisions may be difficult to understand. This guide aims to assist the reader in understanding technical provisions found in these contracts, by providing explanations for common provisions, as well as a glossary of certain legal and technical terms.

This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

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This guide aims to assist non-lawyers to better understand investment contracts that concern forestry projects. These "forestry contracts" can be complex, and some provisions may be difficult to understand. This guide aims to assist the reader in understanding technical provisions found in these contracts, by providing explanations for common provisions, as well as a glossary of certain legal and technical terms.

This resource is part of the CCSI’s Directory of Community Guidance on Agreements Relating to Agriculture or Forestry Investment.

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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.