Background and information on Farmers’ World network

Farmers World network (FWn) was set up in the aftermath of the Ethiopian famine in 1984 to promote development education amongst UK farmers. A Northumberland stock farmer, Aidan Harrison, had written an article for Farmers’ Weekly (November 1984) commenting on the absurdities and inequalities of the worlds food and farming systems. This engendered a response from UK farmers which culminated in the establishment, in 1985, of a network of UK farmers interested in ‘Third World’ development issues. Over 15 years later, FWn continues to promote the economic and social well-being of vulnerable rural communities throughout the world by: