Agriterra, The Netherlands
Agriterra was founded in 1997 by the Dutch rural people's organisations: LTO Noord, ZLTO and LLTB (united in LTO Nederland, the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture), the Dutch Foundation of Cooperating Women's Organisations (SSVO), the National Cooperative Council for Agriculture and Horticulture (NCR), the Dutch Agricultural Youth Organisation (NAJK).
These organisations are represented in the Board of Agriterra. They also provide the expertise of staff and members through the Agripool.
Agriterra’s office is based in Arnhem. At the end of 2013 its personnel consists of 42 persons.
Agriterra believes that people who live and work in rural areas can play a crucial role in solving the problems of hunger and poverty by organising themselves in strong representative producers’ organisations and cooperatives. These organisations are indispensable for the promotion of democracy, a better distribution of income and the economic development of a country. We focus on economic development and work closely together with the Dutch agribusiness. Agriterra cooperates with rural people's organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
Willemsplein 42, NL-6811 KD Arnhem, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 26 44 55 445, Fax: +31 26 44 55 978
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.