The mission of the ZNFU is to promote and safeguarding the interests of members as farmers, individuals, corporations/companies and other organisations involved in the business of farming in order to achieve sustainable economic and social development.
This mission statement sets out the following:
- Ground rules for ZNFU activities
- Identifies not only what activities the ZNFU is in, but also the core beliefs or guiding principles that underpin its activities and where it is heading.
- All objectives and strategies of the ZNFU are derived from the mission statement.
- When carrying out ZNFU activities, one important factor about the ZNFU is that it is politically neutral or non-partisan. The ZNFU has a strict policy requiring members to resign any leadership posts within the ZNFU upon entering national politics.
Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) is a national farmers organisation which brings together smallholder farmers from all regions of Tanzania in order to have a common voice to defend economic, social, cultural and political interests of smallholder farmers. Founded in 1993, MVIWATA aspires to empower smallholder economically and socially farmers through capacity building and undertake lobbying and advocacy especially by strengthening their groups and networks, facilitating communication and learning so that they are capable of defending their interests.
MVIWATA was founded by 22 innovative farmers from Dodoma, Iringa, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Morogoro, Tanga and Rukwa regions for the purpose of creating a farmer-to-farmer exchange forum as a means of enhancing communication among smallholder farmers. Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) through its Strengthening Communication Project (SUA-SCOM) guided the initial process in the formation of MVIWATA.
Literally, MVIWATA is Swahili an acronym for the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups in Tanzania.
CPF (Confédération Paysanne du Faso) was created to represent the interests of different rural organisations in a single framework. CPF aims to defend the interests of its members, consisting of umbrella organisations, core organisations and agricultural producers. CPF represent about fifteen umbrella organisations, themselves made up of core organisations; 30,515 core organisations and approximately one million producers. Among the umbrella organisations, members of CPF are:
- Federation of Agricultural Professionals of Faso (FEPAB) which itself comprises 40 provincial unions and 250, 000 members of producers.
- Federation of Rural Women in Burkina.
- National Federation of Young agricultural professionals in Faso.
- National Union of Cotton Producers in Burkina.
- National Union of Rice producers in Burkina.
- National Union of Seed producers in Burkina.
- National Federation of Forest Management group Unions.
- National Federation of Banana producers.