EUCORD’s mission is to increase farmers’ capacity to sustainably grow quality crops matched to commercial needs of the agribusiness sector and in doing so, increase food security, develop the private sector and improve the livelihoods of rural communities. In order to achieve its mission, EUCORD chooses food crops that have an industrial demand and are important for household consumption. In addition to increasing food security and improving farmers’ livelihoods, the objective is to develop reliable and sustainable agri-food value chains. EUCORD’s strategy is to link local producers and agroprocessors by helping to develop agricultural value chains. This in turn creates sustainable sources of income, as the demand for raw materials remains stable. At the same time, improved production also contributes to surplus food crop production.