Contract Farming - Voices from The Field

Friday, November 18, 2022 from 09:00 am to 3:00 pm (Beirut time) · Bossa Nova Hotel, Beirut

About the Panel

Berytech, under The Food System Challenge (FSC) program, and in collaboration with QOOT Cluster, is organizing  a “Contract Farming” panel to tackle the legislative, economic, sociocultural, and technical framework of contract farming practically and efficiently.

In light of the economic crisis impacting Lebanon, The Food System Challenge looks for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Cooperatives which have solutions that address the core challenges affecting the food system. SMEs and Cooperatives that will be selected to join our program will receive business, technical, cash and in-kind support mounting to $100K so they can scale their operations and develop their ideas. 

FSC is implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Berytech through support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Target Audience

  • Governmental and Para-Governmental representatives
  • INGOs and local NGOs including WFP, USAID, FAO, Rene Mouawad Foundation, ACTED, GNFF and others
  • Farmers representative groups.
  • Local Businesses relevant to the objectives of the panel

    Agenda Highlights

    • Introduction to Contract Farming in theory and its different model
    • The role of contract farming in increasing resilience and development of the agri-food sector
    • Debunking stereotypes, current trends among small medium producers, actual feasibility of adopting contract farming in Lebanon
    • Contract farming and economy of scale and pricing strategies 
    • Contact farming and risk mitigation through forward linkages and markets accessibility
    • Contract farming and vertical market Integration/ supply and demand dynamic
    • Contract farming and sustainable farming systems, livestock breeding, rural livelihoods, current challenges, and food security.

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    Need more info?

    If you have any questions about the panel or The Food System Challenge Program, please email, and we will get back to you.