World Farmers Organisations founded

by Editor
Monday, April 04, 2011

In the wake of global food security concerns, over 50 national farmers’ and agricultural cooperative organisations from all over the world met last week to create the World Farmers Organisation and issue a declaration setting out its objectives.

The Organisation represents the united voice of world farmers and cooperatives. The Organisation aims to help world food security by facilitating cooperation between organisations. This is particularly crucial given that world food demand is expected to increase by at least 70% by 2050.

Another aim of the Organisation is to ensure coherence with other agriculture related activities, such as forestry, aquaculture ,the environment, trade, research and education. There is a constant need for improved research to find for example how we can increase production at the same time as protecting the environment. The Organisation will meet again later this year to further develop these issues.