Agriterra was founded by the Dutch agricultural sector. We provide expert advice and training to cooperatives and farmer organisations in emerging economies. We strengthen farmer ownership and stimulate economic growth for ambitious farmers worldwide. This contributes to socio-economically strong and lively rural areas. Our energetic international team consists of practical, motivated professionals.
What makes Agriterra different?
Agriterra’s aim for the next few years is to reach 1 million individual farmers through 320 farmers'organisations, to mobilise 50 million euros as a result of lobby and advocacy proposals, to set up 30 new farmer-led enterprises and to have 60 million euros invested in mobilised capital for famrers' organisations. We are convinced that it is possible to reach these goals because we focus on the cooperative sector, have a global network, deliver quality and have local presence through region offices.
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 uses cooperative expertise and peer-to-peer advice from the (Dutch) agrifood top sector.