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Now available: methodology for the 2019 Access to Seeds Index

AgriCord supported the participation of Farmers’ Organisations in the development of the Access to Seeds Index methodology. The 2019 Index will assess the performance of seed companies in responding to smallholders’ needs in Western and Central Africa, Southern and Eastern Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia. More than 60 African, Asian and global seed companies will be evaluated on their efforts to support smallholder farmer productivity.

Asian Development Bank annual meeting: AgriCord to share vision on cooperatives for an inclusive economic growth

AgriTerra and AsiaDHRRA, jointly with Asian Farmers’ Association, will participate to the Civil Society Program (CSP) organised by Asian Development Bank (ADB) during its annual meeting, from 3-6 May 2018 in Manila. This multi-partners session will focus on the role of agricultural cooperatives in helping reduce poverty in the Asia Pacific region. 

Strengthening producers in value chains: the example of cocoa sectors in Cameroon, Indonesia, Madagascar and DR Congo

Cocoa is a product with high added value, and it constitutes an income supplement for many producers, especially since the price of cocoa has risen by about 25% since the early 2000s. However, the bargaining power of producers remains limited vis-à-vis collectors, wholesalers and export companies. As a result, the producer’s share of remuneration in the cocoa value chain is not increasing.

7th Potato Week : enabling environment for sustainable production, increased food security and income in Great Lakes region

Potatoes has continued to be an important food and cash crop in the great lakes sub-region. However, its development has been challenged by a number of factors which stakeholders along the potato chain saw that could be tackled through organization of annual ‘Potato weeks’.

New partnership AgriCord & FAO: developing smallholders’ capacities to tackle climate change and improve livelihoods

AgriCord and FAO signed a 5-year partnership agreement in Rome on the 27th of February 2018. This agreement is a continuation of a successful partnership since 2012.

The Tipping Point, by Kees Blockland Director of Agriterra

How to move further on the road of rural development? Moving youth in or moving youth out agriculture and rural areas? How can agriculture create jobs?

Opening of a Joint Office of Agricord Alliance members in Burkina Faso: a new place of cooperation for Afdi, Fert and Trias

Since January 2018, a Joint Office in Ouagadougou is now open and gathers three agri-agencies active in West Africa: Agriculteurs Francais & Developpement International

AgriCord supports the Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028)

AgriCord greets the Resolution on the Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), which was adopted by the United Nations' General Assembly of December 2017. The goal is to promote better public policies on family farming, an objective that is fully supported by AgriCord.

Empowering small farmers in Congo, Brazil and Philippines: a case study

In 2016, the facilitation of farmers’ organisations contacts with the WFP resulted in a contract between FOs in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the P4P programme of the WFP. In the Philippines, important exchanges have been facilitated between Brazilian and Philippine FOs and the national government setting up a public purchases programme, to take stock of lessons learnt in the Brazilian Fame Zero programme. The approaches have huge potential for scaling up over several countries and continents.

Summary of results from the Consolidated Report of 2017

AgriCord published its new Consolidated Report 2017. The document features data and results of the Farmers Fighting Poverty Programme in 2016. Below we take a look and some important figures. Visit our documents page to read more and download the full report in English, French or Spanish.

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