Solidagro strives for the right to food for all and supports the right of peoples and states to autonomously determine their own food and agricultural policies.
We regard the basic movements and farmers' organizations in the South as the driving-force of change in society. We support this movement through capacity building and facilitating exchange, cooperation and influencing policy. Our actions are aimed at increasing food production and enhancing its sustainability with a view to economic self-dependancing.
In Flanders (Belgium), we aim to call attention of young people and adults to the food security issue and at the same time point to the global coherence of the food and agricultural problems in the North and the South. Solidagro invites to active material and political solidarity.
Solidagro works in a spirit of solidarity and equality. We opt for cooperation based on mutual respect, exchange and dialogue.
Solidagro supports the poorest peasant families in Bolivia, West Africa and the Philippines. Together with local partner organizations, we work on the right to food by supporting agro-ecological agriculture in remote rural areas. Through our educational offer for secondary schools in East Flanders (Belgium), learning paths for young people and awareness-raising activities for volunteers, we highlight the global coherence of food and agricultural issues in North and South.
The organization was created in 1964 under the name "Fraternité Africaine" (African Fraternity) and originally focused on sending volunteers to the South. Over the years the organization changed its name twice. In 1978 we became “Bevrijde Wereld” (Free World) and since 2014 we are Solidagro.
These name changes are always accompanied by shifts in focus, policy, areas of action and / or approach.