Sharing knowledge, training and exchanging experience are in Agriterra’s DNA. Uniquely, Agriterra can provide expertise and experienced experts at every level of an organisation: board, management, employees and members. We give practical answers to concrete questions, whether they concern primary production and entrepreneurship, the financial and operational management of an organisation, the establishment of financially sustainable service provision to members, or governance and leadership. Agriterra provides a complete package of advice, training and exchange, with a strong focus on the added value of cooperatives and organisations to farmer members.
With Agriterra, farmers’ organisations and cooperatives that want to make a difference get access to hands-on expertise on key issues such as marketing agricultural products, extension services, setting up study groups and record-keeping for farmers. We strengthen organisations at local, district, national and regional levels.
Agriterra focuses on three approaches: Farmer-led Business, Farmer Services and Farmer Lobby. We believe the success of organisations and cooperatives lies in the combination of these approaches. Bankable cooperatives are the basis of economic development. Farmer entrepreneurship is enhanced by organisational development, improving extension services and supply chain development. Finally, a good business climate for farmers is reinforced by effective lobbying of/for their farmer organisations and cooperatives.