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

Key competences

Farmers’ organisations are well aware that it is important to keep a strong and broad membership base. It provides the necessary political and economic leverage. To be effective agents of change, they need active members who are informed, motivated and keen to participate in their organisation’s governance. Sound financial management, and proper monitoring of external support are inevitable prerequisites for strong relations with donors and partners in general.

All this is reflected in the seven key competences of farmers’ organisations:

  1. Representativeness: having a genuine mandate
  2. Participation: members are involved in decision-making
  3. Accountability and transparency
  4. Inclusiveness: gender equality, youth and vulnerable groups
  5. Professionalism: maintaining high standards
  6. Financial sustainability: solid financial management and income diversification
  7. Networking: building relations with relevant stakeholders