Agriterra was founded in 1997 by the following farmers’ organisations:
Together they form Agriterra’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council.
The board is made up of six members and its Chairman is Leon Faassen (LLTB). The other members are:
Agriterra is an internationally operating Dutch agri-agency; a not-for-profit foundation for development cooperation that is steered by the (young) Dutch farmers’, women’s and agribusiness’ organisations, all representative branch and business organisations from the agricultural sector.
In 2003, together with agri-agencies from other countries in Europe and Asia, Agriterra founded AgriCord as an alliance of agri-agencies focusing on farmers’ organisations in the developing world. Agriterra was a prominent and influential member until in 2019 it decided to leave, because of perceived risk in the financial and general management of the alliance. The strategic options of Agriterra in pursuing more integration of the agri-agencies and in favour of including the cooperative sector as clients, were less appreciated by the rest of the members and progress was low. Agriterra maintains her intention for continued collaboration with other individual like-minded agri-agencies in and outside AgriCord when it helps to increase the impact and scale of our actions.