World Farmers’ Organisation

WFO, the World Farmers Organisation, is an International Organisation of  Farmers for  Farmers, which aims to bring together all the national producer and farm cooperative organisations with the objective of developing policies which favor and support farmers' causes in developed and developing countries around the world.

WFO is an organisation of agricultural producers that aims to strengthen farmers' positions within value chains, with a particular focus on smallholder farmers. By advocating on behalf of farmers and representing their interests in international policy forums, WFO supports farmers in better managing extreme price volatility, leveraging market opportunities, and timely access to market information.

WFO's work covers all agriculture related thematic areas including forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, environment, trade, extension, research and education. WFO encourages farmers' involvement in sustainable rural development, the protection of the environment and facing other emerging challenges, such as climate change, generational renewal, and gender equality.



WFO's mandate
is to bring together farmers' organisations
and agricultural cooperatives
from all over the world,
representing the global farmer community:
nano, small, medium and large-scale farmers.

WFO's mission
is to represent and advocate
on behalf of farmers
in global policy forums
and create the conditions
for the adoption of policies aimed
to improve the economic environment
and livelihood of producers,
their families, and rural communities.
contribute to global food security
by facilitating cooperation
between the associated organisations
to improve farmers' position
in the food chain around the world
facilitate the organisation
of agricultural producers
and enable them to improve their position
in the food supply chain
encourage and enable farmers' involvement
in sustainable rural development,
the environment and new emerging challenges,
such as climate change,
the renewal of generations and gender equality


In order to achieve its objectives, WFO must:
  • Represent its members in governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental
    venues, with a view to encouraging the world's farming community to establish
    and develop contacts, relations and partnerships.
  • Promote and advocate on behalf of farmers, encouraging the creation of
    adequate agricultural policies.
  • Encourage partnerships among its members, as well as with international
    organisations, executing agreements, protocols and conventions with
    other bodies and third parties in general.
  • Conduct and promote research, in-depth analysis and studies, as well as support
    and organise conferences, meetings and seminars on topics and arguments of
    interest to the Organisation.