Le renforcement des organisations paysannes dans les pays en développement
Le renforcement des organisations paysannes dans les pays en développement

Members

Agri-agencies

AgriCord members are the following twelve agri-agencies, each with its own network of farmers’ organisations in many developing countries, and each mandated by their respective national farmers’ organisations:

 

agri-agencies

farmers’ organisations

country

since

ACODEA

UPA, FADEMUR, Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias

Spain

2014

AFDI

FNSEA, APCA, Jeunes Agriculteurs, CNMCCA

France

2003

AGRITERRA

LTO, SSVO, NCR and NAJK

Netherlands

2003

AHA

DBV Deutscher BauernVerband

Germany

2014

ASIADHRRA

AFA Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development

Asia

2011

ASPRODEB

Organisations agricoles du Sénégal membres d’Asprodeb

Senegal

2011

CSA

FWA Fédération Wallonne d’Agriculture

Belgium

2010

FERT

Groupe Céréaliers de France (AGPB, AGPM, ARVALIS, UNIGRAINS)

France

2003

FFD

MTK, SLC, Pellervo, ProAgria

Finland

2013

TRIAS

Boerenbond, Landelijke Gilden, KVLV and KLJ

Belgium

2003

UPA DI

UPA Union des Producteurs Agricoles (Québec)

Canada

2003

WE EFFECT

LRF Federation of Swedish Farmers

 

Sweden

 

2004

 

 

CIA Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori (associated member)

Italy

2009

 

Since 2011, organisations from non-OECD countries, one from the Asian region, AsiaDHRRA (agri-agency for AFA, Asian Farmers’ Association) and one from Senegal, Asprodeb (agri-agency for a large group of Senegalese farmers’ organisations), also joined the alliance.

An organisation, eligible to become an associated organisation within AgriCord, is either a membership based farmer's organisation, or an organisation, linked to the farmers' world, involved in the support to producer organisations in developing countries, in line with the vision and mission of AgriCord. The applying associated organisations must have the legal statute of a non-profit organisation, and must have a proven record of concrete involvement in development cooperation issues.

Agri-agencies are (i) governed by farmers’ and other rural people’s organisations and cooperatives, and (ii) focus their development work on strengthening similar farmers’ organisations and cooperatives elsewhere. All strongly believe in the power of organized farmers to foster more inclusive and prosperous societies.

Each agency supports professional farmers’ organisations and cooperatives, thus developing family based farming by promoting their entrepreneurial capacities and driving development by promoting farmer-led rural off-farm rural employment and service provision.

Each agri-agency within the alliance:

  • retains its own identity and specific farmer-led governance and control

  • is committed to mutual support and collaboration and to alignment of its activities, for a more efficient use of resources, and for more effective support to farmers’ organisations.

AgriCord members base their actions on demands from organized farmers, respecting the independence, autonomy, organizational set-up and levels of authority in each organization or cooperative, yet with a clear objective of giving them a better position in the economy and society.

Among the agri-agencies, differences exist in target groups and organizations, focus countries and approaches. This creates opportunities to cover the different needs, types and levels of farmer’s organisations and cooperatives in various contexts, and to adapt strategies to the potential and the diversity of the farmers involved. The 2016 re-engineering of the alliance allows to take advantage of these differences among agri-agencies and complement each other’s strengths.

 

Associated members