The Board of Directors manages the business of the Association and represents the Association in all judicial and extrajudicial acts. The board is entitled to take any management acts that are not explicitly reserved to the General Assembly by law or by these mentioned in the articles of association.
Although the members of the Board are delegates mandated by agri-agencies and/or associated member organisations, they should in their capacity as office bearer of AgriCord serve the interest of AgriCord and manage the organisation in the best possible way without privileging any party or serving the interest of the organisation that delegates them.
The board delegates all issues related to the eligibility of projects to the Programme Committee. The Board fixes the criteria and the rules of engagement of the Programme Committee. The Unanimous decisions of the PC are transmitted to the Board for Ratification, otherwise, the conclusion of the PC will be transmitted to the BoD for decision.
Composition of the Board 2012-2014
Afdi (France) : Laure HAMDI
Agriterra (the Netherlands) : Kees BLOKLAND
Fert (France) : Anne PANEL
Trias (Belgium) : Lode DELBARE
UPA DI (Canada) : André BEAUDOIN
SCC (Sweden) : Kajsa JOHANSSON
CSA (Belgium) : Alex DANAU
AsiaDHRRA : Marlene RAMIREZ
ASPRODEB : Ousmane NDIAYE
President: Piet Vanthemsche
Vice presidents: Laure Hamdi & Kees Blokland
Managing director: Ignace Coussement
The Advisory committee formulates recommendations to the General Assembly of AgriCord, on the priorities and strategies of Farmers Fighting Poverty. Members of the Advisory Committee are representatives of farmers' organisations from developing countries, with two delegates of the Board. The Advisory committee meets once a year. Donors are invited as observers.