Presentation of the member
Founded by four French professional organizations in 1975, AFDI is an association of agricultural professionals that sets up partnerships between the French agricultural world and those of developing countries.
Its network is composed of a national association based in Paris, 13 regional associations and 7 departmental associations, bringing together 6000 activists and more than 400 professional organizations.
Relying on the experiences of their trade union, economic and social organizations, the men and women involved in AFDI invest in exchanges that promote the autonomy of farmers, the profession most affected by poverty worldwide.
AFDI is committed to working with French professional organizations and those of developing countries so that together they can defend family farms within a professional agricultural pact aiming to respect the Right to Food.
The exchange and sharing of know-how are the means privileged by Afdi to achieve this objective.
Afdi has three missions:
1/ Supporting the initiatives of partner professional organizations
2/ Promote family farming
3/ Create alliances between professional organizations
AFDI operates in 18 countries, including 13 in West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, Togo) and one in Madagascar; one in North Africa (Tunisia); two in Latin America-Caribbean (Colombia, Haiti); one in Europe (Kosovo) and one in Asia (Cambodia)
- Support for family farms
- Support and guidance for professional agricultural organizations
- Exchanges between professional agricultural organizations
- Sustainable rural development
- Weekly letter
- Annual report
- Awareness campaigns