Alternative approach to traditional development cooperation
Prosperity through healthy businesses
For decades, the international development sector has been driven by grant-based projects. FFT believes that healthy, formal businesses form the foundation for any country to develop, flourish and prosper. Not by creating a dependency on grants to patch the deficiencies of a failing economy and/or government.
FFT combines honest entrepreneurship and development work. We build on years of (field) experience in both areas: development workers with an affinity for business economics and successful entrepreneurs inspired by the challenges and opportunities in developing countries. Instead of treating poor farmers as ‘beneficiaries’, they become our business partners, who are to own and run the business (eventually) themselves.
In cooperation with social investors and development organisations, we are defining alternative models for regional development, driven by farmer-led, producer companies. A more comprehensive paper on this the alternative development model we made for the Indian context, can be found here.