Agriterra, The Netherlands
Agriterra is an agri-agency founded in 1997 by the Dutch agricultural sector and professionalises farmers' organisations and cooperatives worldwide in order to better serve the needs and interests of their member farmers.
Agriterra focuses on strengthening the position which cooperatives and farmers' organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America occupy in the market, in the supply chain and in consultations with governments. Next to local teams of business advisors, Agriterra uses peer-to-peer advice from the Dutch (cooperative) agri & food sector. These Agriterra experts, named Agripoolers, share their experience in and knowledge of production improvements, service provision, agricultural extension, cooperative entrepreneurship and advocacy with their peers in other countries.
Agriterra is the specialist in the field of increasing the business performance of cooperatives and farmers' organisations in developing countries. Its ambitions in terms of service provision, knowledge, efficiency and efficacy are sky-high.
Cooperatives and farmers' organisations in developing countries can count on becoming stronger through adopting Agriterra's advice. This is based on the concept that a strong and well-organised agricultural sector is necessary to ensure rapid economic growth and a more equitable distribution of prosperity and well-being.
Willemsplein 42, NL-6811 KD Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 26 44 55 445, Fax: +31 26 44 55 978
Twitter: @Agriterra and @KeesbloklandPhD
Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie Nederland
LTO Nederland (Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie) is the Dutch Organisation for Agriculture and Horticulture. LTO Nederland is a federation of the regional organisations LTO Noord, ZLTO and LLTB. LTO Nederland is an entrepreneurial and employers' organisation and represents 50,000 agricultural entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. LTO Nederland supports the aims of agricultural entrepreneurs in improving their position in the market and in society.
Development cooperation is part of the corporate social responsibility strategy of each of the regional organisations. Aimed is at improving social and market conditions of agricultural entrepreneurs in developing countries. This is done mainly via strengthening organisational structures, such as cooperatives.