Why specialist in cooperatives?

Professional cooperatives and farmer organisations are key for sustainable economic development. They are the engine of progress. It leads to a stable and prosperous agri-sector and economy as a whole. Agriterra strengthens farmer ownership to stimulate strong and vibrant rural areas.

How we work

As an international specialist in cooperative development, we work by using a three-track approach. We make cooperatives bankable and create real farmer-led businesses. We improve extension services to members and enhance farmer-government dialogues. We use Agripool, our knowledge broker agency which is a unique pool of hundreds of agricultural experts from the Netherlands and other countries. Agriterra builds on the know-how and experience of experts in agribusiness. Agripool experts speak “the language of agribusiness” and work from farmer to farmer.

Our services and products

The three-track approach is executed­ through peer-to-peer involvement in advisory services, training and exchange visits. Our training focuses on Management & Organisation, Financial Management, Governance, Business Development and Lobby/Advocacy. We perform advice assignments for governments, banks, investors and donors (for example scopings or cooperative assessments) and act as a direct sourcing broker for agri-food businesses.


  • is an international, not-for-profit agri-agency 
  • works in emerging and developing economies
  • was founded by Dutch farmers’ organisations and cooperatives almost 25 years ago as an organisation for international peer-to-peer agricultural cooperation





Do you need more information or do you have questions?

Elske Koelman

+31 26 4455 5445




Jansbuitensingel 7
6811 AA Arnhem
The Netherlands

+31 (0)26 44 55 445