Fadear is the national Federation of Adear, i.e associations working on the development of agricultural and rural employment. Adear are local associations, mostly composed of farmers as well as other local rural players united in the desire to share their experience and know-how to help maintain and establish peasant farmers and promote the values of peasant agriculture.
Adear associations strive to increase the number of new farmers. Their main actions are training and supporting future farmers in developing their personal and professional projects. They also train and support established farmers in consolidating their autonomy, improving the quality of their production or diversifying their activities.
Adear associations work on land access by engaging with farmers who are planning to retire or quit their activity (e.g. through “farmers café” to discuss issues of farm transfer and access to land; through personal and collective advisory services, etc.). The aim is facilitate farm transfer and enable new farmers to get established and create rural activities on this land, rather than having this land being swallowed by bigger farms. Together with partner organisations, Fadear has developed a handbook about farm transfer, with many good practices and tips (see: http://www.agriculturepaysanne.org/transmission)