Contract farming: Increasing incomes

Businesses are able to control quality whilst providing farmers with good inputs and a ready market - thereby increasing farmers’ productivity. In Alayide village, southwest Nigeria, 500 cassava farmers’ total annual income has increased 96% to €225,000 because of direct contracts with the company Psaltery International, which produces food-grade starch and high quality cassava flour.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.