What is this?

This website  narrates my adventures on the road, whereabouts, plans and experiences with agricultural cooperatives and other types of farmer-controlled businesses in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

There is much to say about the role of agriculture in improving food security and eradicating poverty in developing countries. Unfortunately development strategies and interventions often exclude the views and actions of the key stakeholders; the farmers! My starting point and premise is that strong positioning of organized farmers in agricultural value chains is a precondition to make rural development effective,  inclusive and sustainable.

Let’s debate and exchange best practices, worst cases and everything in between. I  look forward to your comments and contributions!