Agriterra. Specialist in cooperatives Agriterra. Specialist in cooperatives

Agriterra. 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 Agriterra works

As an international specialist in cooperative development, Agriterra works by using a three-track approach. Agriterra makes cooperatives bankable and create real farmer-led businesses. They improve extension services to members and enhance farmer-government dialogues. Agriterra uses Agripool, their 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.

Services and products

The three-track approach is executed­ through peer-to-peer involvement in advisory services, training and exchange visits. Training focuses on Management & Organisation, Financial Management, Governance, Business Development and Lobby/Advocacy. Agriterra performs 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 20 years ago as an organisation for international peer-to-peer agricultural cooperation