Farmers’ organisations constitute significant networks where farmers can exchange information and best practices, related to a specific agricultural regional area, as well as identify common challenge and solutions. These networks, facilitated by the Farmers organisations, actively contribute to build farmers capacity building, sharing technical information, advice and training, thus allowing farmers to improve their work conditions and their productivity.
To increase farmers’ capacities, innovative finance systems have the potential to contribute to increase funding for agriculture. This system could involve innovative source of financing in agriculture, both public and private, to enhance agricultural development in rural areas. These innovative financing could also be addressed to emerging agricultural areas of intervention as climate smart agriculture, research and migration. This allow farmers to face challenges derived from climate change, food insecurity, economic and social instability, migration.
A crucial aspect, which will be instrumental for farmers to build their capacity building, is ensuring them appropriate and equitable access to the food chain. Closer business links among the various actors of the value chain have great potential for mutual benefit. Farmers’ organizations can link farmers directly with retailers, exporters, traders or agribusinesses. To this extent, contract farming could be a useful tool to coordinate the different parts of a supply chain, involving various participants and contract modalities.
Farmers are essential actors not only in the food production, but also in the provision of adequate and nutrient food. For this reason, the efficient and effective management of nutrients within the food production is an asset for farmers to increase their capacity building with a double positive effect of guaranteeing the quality of food they produce and of safeguarding soil fertility and health.
All the strategies of increasing farmers’ capacity building need to be not only effective but also sustainable, respecting environment and natural resources. The promotion of sustainable food production, to increase quality and quantity of food, as well as not damage our environment, need to be considered as priorities particularly to foster agricultural development which will be also sustainable.