Policy Brief Series

Explores the role and impact of the AgBEE on a specific component of the agricultural sector, supplying guidance to donors and policymakers on how to improve the enabling environment to foster economic growth. Past policy brief topics include: Seed, Fertilizer, Commodity Exchanges, and Women in Cross-Border Agricultural Trade.

  • Building an Enabling Environment for Contract Farming Success

    The EAT project developed a policy brief to explore contract farming, the practice of growing agricultural products under forward contract. The brief specifically explores the role of government in building an enabling environment for successful and sustainable contract farming arrangements. It recommends to policy makers that government policies and actions in support of contract farming should promote a clear and predictable contractual environment that encourages the development of market-driven contracts between well-informed parties with an eye towards the long-term sustainability and viability of these commercial relationships.