International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural Development, Government of Nepal, and Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), and Federation of the Nepal Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI), organized a two day workshop on ‘Best Practices in Contract Farming: Challenges and Opportunities in Nepal’ on 10-11 February 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. IFPRI is engaged in Policy Reform Initiative in Nepal with overall goal to reform agriculture sector for accelerating agricultural growth and enhancing farm incomes. In view of large number of smallholdings in Nepal, contract farming is envisaged as one of the strategies to increase their incomes by linking them with remunerative domestic and global markets. At present, contract farming in Nepal is at its infancy and needs to be popularized. This would require enabling polices and appropriate institutional arrangements. The main aim of the workshop is to learn lessons from the best practices in neighboring countries to address the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities in promoting and up scaling pro-smallholder contract farming in Nepal.