Solidagro is committed to fight for everyone’s right to food, and supports the right of nations, states, countries and their people to determine their own food and agricultural policies autonomously.
We consider grassroots movements and farmers' organisations in the South as the engine of change in society. We support these movements and organisations through capacity building and facilitating knowledge-sharing, cooperation, and influencing policies. Our actions are aimed at increasing food production and making said production more sustainable, so local farmers become more economically independent.
We want to make young people and adults in Flanders (Belgium) aware of the issue of food security. Moreover, we want to shed light on the global context of food and agricultural issues in both North and South. Additionally, Solidagro invites people to active material and political solidarity
Solidagro works in a spirit of solidarity and equality. Therefore, we opt for cooperation based on mutual respect, exchange and dialogue.
Solidagro supports the poorest farming families in Bolivia, West Africa and the Philippines. Together with local partner organizations, we work on the right to food by supporting agroecological agriculture in remote rural areas. Through our educational programmes for secondary schools in East Flanders, empowerment programmes for young people and awareness-raising activities for volunteers, we highlight the global connection between food and agricultural issues in the North and South.
The organisation was founded in 1964 under the name "Fraternité Africaine" (African Fraternity) and originally focused on sending volunteers to the South. Over the years the organisation changed its name twice. In 1978 we became "Bevrijde Wereld" (Liberated World) and since 2014 we are called Solidagro.
These name changes were always accompanied by shifts in focus, policy, scope and/or approach.
Read more about our history here.