Dutch farmers share through Agriterra their expertise on sustainable intensification with farmers in emerging economies to increase global food production and adapt to climate change. This is a global challenge which is also being addressed in the IPPC report (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) that was published last week:
Agriterra aims to boost intensification of agriculture, spur the agro-industrialisation and take care of resources and reforestation. Smart use of land and stopping the drastic slash and burn tactics are critical success factors for sustainable, productive agriculture and forest preservation and restoration.Read more
Agriterra’s advocacy and lobby approach is based on the idea that effective lobbying results in a more favourable business environment for the members of cooperatives and farmer organisations. By using the Farmers Advocacy Consultation Tool (FACT) Agriterra introduces a structure that is designed to ensure effective lobbying. FACT is essentially a way for farmers’ organisations and their constituencies to relate to each other. It ensures that any policy proposal that the organisation prepares takes root in the reality, needs and concerns of members.Read more
A delegation of SPF (Seed Potato Fund) from Rwanda arrived yesterday in The Netherlands. They will stay for one week and visit different companies, like Delphi, Agrico, HZPC and Tolsma. They will also visit some farms of Agripool experts with seed potato expertise.Read more
Agriterra reaches almost 700,000 farmers, organised in in more than 250 cooperatives.
We interviewed 7 farmers from Nepal (2), Peru, Uganda, Philippines, China and Ethiopia to find out if their situation has been changed.
How was their situation several years ago (or before their membership), what has happened during their membership, what were the most significant changes in their situation and how did the changes come about?
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