Discover Agriterra

By 2025 the world will have 9 billion mouths to feed, which is 60% more than in 2015. This rapidly growing demand for food has prompted significant investment in agriculture in developing countries. Farmers and farmers' organisations are becoming increasingly important, but they face multiple challenges such as urbanisation, the urgent need to increase production, food safety and climate change.

Agriterra was founded by the Dutch agricultural sector. We provide expert advice to farmer organisations and cooperatives in developing economies, and strengthen them to fight hunger and poverty. We also link them to Dutch businesses. 

Our energetic team consists of 114 motivated professionals who combine scientific thinking with a practical approach. We strengthen farmer ownership and stimulate economic growth. We want to help ambitious farmers worldwide, thereby contributing to socio-economically strong and lively rural areas.

Agriterra is the only organisation in the world that strengthens cooperatives by using cooperative expertise and peer-to-peer advice from the Dutch agri & food top sector. We can do this because of our strong roots and network in the Netherlands and abroad.

What makes Agriterra different?

  • Local presence and customised coaching
  • High quality peer-to-peer knowledge exchange
  • An extensive global network of agricultural cooperatives, organisations and agribusinesses

Agriterra’s aim for the next few years is to reach 1 million individual farmers, to mobilise 55 million euros for loans, to set up 50 enterprises, 25 factories/mills and to have 100 million euros invested in policy change in developing countries.
Our FACT (‘Farmers Advocacy Consultation Tool’) is an important tool for these objectives.

Our coordinators


Nicole Sloot

business advisor


Willem Paulus

Nepalbusiness advisor


Bertken de Leede

Kenyabusiness advisor


Gertrud Wagemans

Tanzaniabusiness advisor


Ninoska González Herrera

Boliviabusiness advisor


Curious about our credentials? Please contact us


Willemsplein 42
6811 KD Arnhem
The Netherlands

+31 (0)26 44 55 445