Vision and mission of AgriCord
Identity of the agri-agencies
AgriCord is a global network of agri-agencies. Agri-agencies are mandated by the farmers’ and rural people’s organisations in their own country. Their mission is to strengthen the organisations that represent and defend family farmers in developing countries.
Agri-agencies share a history (rooted within farmers’ and rural people’s organisations), values (professional solidarity, mutualism, sustainable development, family based farming and entrepreneurship) and approaches (professional organisations levering agricultural development, farmer-to-farmer advisory services).
Agri-agencies share a vision on poverty reduction through the strengthening of farmers’ organisations: strong farmers’ organisations contribute to democracy, to economic growth, and to a more equal income distribution.
Mission of the network
The agri-agencies have set up AgriCord with the ambition to be “the” reliable service network for farmers’ organisations in developing countries. Each agri-agency can mobilise competences in the whole network, and thus make sure that these farmers’ organisations get the best possible support.
Agri-agencies are convinced that synergies will enhance the development impact of their work. To make this possible, the mission of AgriCord is:
to lobby and advocate for stronger roles of farmers’ organisations in developing countries;
to mobilise technical and financial resources for farmers’ organisations in developing countries;
to promote joint learning and pooling of experiences between members of the network;
to develop joint planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
to stimulate and facilitate the presence of its members in international fora on development cooperation, and - in specific cases- to represent its members in such fora.