Agriterra and ForFarmers began collaborating in 2017 to assist in professionalising farmers' organisations in developing countries. Since then, various ForFarmers employees have had the opportunity to use their knowledge for Agriterra’s consultancy assignments.
Recently, three colleagues have been on the road for an Agriterra assignment. Jan Fledderus, Innovation Manager Piglets at ForFarmers’ NIC (Nutrition Innovation Center), has just returned from a week in the Philippines. His task was to improve the competitiveness of a cooperative in the field of nutrition.
“When I read on the intranet about this initiative of ForFarmers and Agriterra to employ our expertise and do something good for the world, I immediately thought: How wonderful is that, especially if you can contribute in developing countries”, Jan Fledderus enthusiastically starts his story. “It is also a great opportunity and challenge to gain experience in another country, in a completely different culture.”