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.
Strengthening producers in value chains: cocoa sectors in Cameroon, Indonesia, Madagascar and DR Congo
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 .
New partnership AgriCord & FAO: developing smallholders’ capacities to tackle climate change and improve livelihoods
AgriCord and FAO signed a 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.
AgriCord's General Assembly to be held in Stockholm on 16-17 May 2018
The General Assembly of AgriCord brings together farmers leaders from OECD and developing countries, members of AgriCord, and the executives of the agri-agencies.
AgriCord becomes an International Non-Profit Organisation
On 17th november 2017 the General Assembly has approved new statutes for AgriCord as an International Non-Profit Organisation (INPO). As an organisation working internationally, AgriCord now reflects these global activities through its legal status. In it’s new form AgriCord remains a non-profit organisation based on Belgian legislation.