Agriculteurs Français et Développement International
History and Mandate
Afdi was created in 1975 by four French farmers’ organisations: FNSEA (National Federation of Agricultural Holders' Unions), JA (Young Farmers), APCA (Permanent Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture) and the CNMCCA (National Confederation of Reciprocity, Cooperation and Agricultural Credit).
In 2003, these four same founding entities (FNSEA, APCA, Jeunes Agriculteurs and CNMCCA) also mandated Afdi to form part of the AgriCord Alliance.
Mission, Vision and Approach
Afdi's mission is to support family farming, accompanies farmers' organisations in developing countries and raises awareness of international development in the French agricultural world.. The goal is to support the initiatives of partner farmers' organisations, defend family farming and convince the French rural community on the essential role of family farming in the fight against hunger and poverty.
Committed to family farming
Afdi provides skills and resources to partner farmers' organisations in developing countries in order to help them build their political arguments. It helps them to prepare dialogues with governments, civil society and international organisations.
Supporting the initiatives of partner farmers' organisations
By cooperating exclusively with organisations created and managed by farmers, Afdi favours their institutional and organisational strengthening and the development of all agricultural services adapted to their members' needs.
Raising awareness of international development in the French agricultural and rural world
Afdi raises awareness in the French agricultural and rural world of the essential role of family farming in the fight against hunger and poverty. In particular, it calls on French farmers' organisations to consider the links between these agricultures throughout the world, and mobilises them to become involved in international solidarity actions.