Objectives and tasks

Contributing to sustainable agricultural and rural development

The objective of Inter-réseaux is to facilitate the emergence, implementation and dissemination of innovative and relevant actions for rural development based on sustainable agriculture and preserving family farms. Inter-réseaux and its members share the same conviction, that of the essential role of family farms in food and nutritional security, territorial development and environmental preservation. Its role is to raise awareness of the realities of rural actors, particularly in West and Central Africa, but also to better understand the implications of global changes (climate change, demographic changes, geopolitical issues, etc.) for rural populations in Africa.

Inform and share knowledge

Inter-réseaux intervenes and contributes its skills through four complementary missions:

  • Inform Monitoring rural development in order to disseminate useful, high-quality and up-to-date information widely and to keep a forward-looking eye on future issues.
  • Capitalising on and enhancing local experience and knowledge Support the process of capitalising on experiences and sharing the knowledge produced.
  • Engaging in dialogue and promoting debate Connecting people, energies, ideas and knowledge to share and produce knowledge.
  • Strengthen the skills of of local members and partners in information and knowledge management, IR's core business.

The main topics of Inter-réseaux

Inter-réseaux's field of activity is agricultural and rural development. Within this broad field, Inter-réseaux has prioritised five main areas of work:

  • Agricultural policies
  • Agricultural sectors and market access 
  • Agricultural advice and services
  • Agricultural and rural finance
  • Future of family farms and pastoralists

Specific thematic cycles are used to support the exchanges and activities of Inter-réseaux.